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The Offshore Installations (Safety Case) Regulations 2005

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1.Citation and commencement

  3. 2.Interpretation

  4. 3.Communication and storage of information by electronic means

  5. 4.Application

  6. 5.Duties of licensee

  7. 6.Design and relocation notifications for production installation

  8. 7.Safety case for production installation

  9. 8.Safety case for non-production installation

  10. 9.Design notification and safety case for non-production installation to be converted

  11. 10.Notification of combined operations

  12. 11.Safety case for dismantling fixed installation

  13. 12.Management of health and safety and control of major accident hazards

  14. 13.Review of safety case

  15. 14.Revision of safety case

  16. 15.Power of Executive in relation to safety cases and related documents

  17. 16.Duty to conform with safety case

  18. 17.Notification of well operations

  19. 18.Keeping of documents

  20. 19.Verification schemes

  21. 20.Review and revision of verification schemes

  22. 21.Continuing effect of verification schemes

  23. 22.Defence

  24. 23.Exemptions

  25. 24.Appeals

  26. 25.Amendments

  27. 26.Revocation

  28. 27.Transitional provisions

  29. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      PARTICULARS TO BE INCLUDED IN A DESIGN NOTIFICATION OR A RELOCATION NOTIFICATION

      1. 1.The name and address of the operator of the installation....

      2. 2.A description of the design process from an initial concept...

      3. 3.A description of— (a) the chosen design concept, including suitable...

      4. 4.A description of— (a) the principal systems on the installation;...

      5. 5.A suitable plan of the intended location of the installation...

      6. 6.Particulars of the types of operation, and activities in connection...

      7. 7.A general description of the means by which the management...

      8. 8.A summary of the verification scheme prepared pursuant to sub-paragraph...

      9. 9.Where a non-production installation is to be converted for use...

      10. 10.Where a production installation is to be moved to a...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      PARTICULARS TO BE INCLUDED IN A SAFETY CASE FOR THE OPERATION OF A PRODUCTION INSTALLATION

      1. 1.The name and address of the operator of the installation....

      2. 2.A description of the extent to which the duty holder...

      3. 3.A summary of how any safety representatives for that installation...

      4. 4.A description, with suitable diagrams, of— (a) the main and...

      5. 5.A suitable plan of the location of the installation and...

      6. 6.Particulars of the types of operation, and activities in connection...

      7. 7.The maximum number of persons— (a) expected to be on...

      8. 8.Particulars of the plant and arrangements for the control of...

      9. 9.A description of any pipeline with the potential to cause...

      10. 10.A description of how the duty holder has ensured, or...

      11. 11.A description of arrangements made for protecting persons on the...

      12. 12.A description of the measures taken or to be taken...

      13. 13.A description of the main requirements in the specification for...

      14. 14.Particulars of any combined operations which may involve the installation,...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      PARTICULARS TO BE INCLUDED IN A SAFETY CASE FOR A NON-PRODUCTION INSTALLATION

      1. 1.The name and address of the owner of the installation....

      2. 2.A summary of how any safety representatives for that installation...

      3. 3.A description, with suitable diagrams, of— (a) the main and...

      4. 4.Particulars of the types of operation, and activities in connection...

      5. 5.The maximum number of persons— (a) expected to be on...

      6. 6.Particulars of the plant and arrangements for the control of...

      7. 7.A description of how the duty holder has ensured, or...

      8. 8.A description of arrangements made for protecting persons on the...

      9. 9.A description of the measures taken or to be taken...

      10. 10.A description of the main requirements in the specification for...

      11. 11.Particulars of— (a) the limits of the environmental conditions beyond...

      12. 12.A description of the arrangements for— (a) identifying the routes...

      13. 13.Particulars of any combined operations which may involve the installation,...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      PARTICULARS TO BE INCLUDED IN A NOTIFICATION OF COMBINED OPERATIONS

      1. 1.The name and address of each duty holder preparing the...

      2. 2.A description of how the management systems for the installations...

      3. 3.Particulars of any plant to be used in connection with...

      4. 4.A summary of the joint review referred to in paragraph...

      5. 5.A description of the combined operation and a programme of...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      PARTICULARS TO BE INCLUDED IN A CURRENT SAFETY CASE IN RESPECT OF THE DISMANTLING OF A FIXED INSTALLATION

      1. 1.The name and address of the operator of the installation....

      2. 2.The dates on which dismantling is expected to commence and...

      3. 3.A summary of how any safety representatives for that installation...

      4. 4.The maximum number of persons expected to be on the...

      5. 5.A description of how the duty holder will comply with...

      6. 6.A description of arrangements made for protecting persons on the...

      7. 7.A description of how the proposed arrangements, methods and procedures...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      PARTICULARS TO BE INCLUDED IN A NOTIFICATION OF WELL OPERATIONS

      1. 1.The name and address of the well operator.

      2. 2.Where the well operation is to be carried out—

      3. 3.Particulars of the fluids to be used to control the...

      4. 4.Particulars of any plant, not described in the current safety...

      5. 5.Particulars of the type of well, its number, and slot...

      6. 6.A description of the well operation and a programme of...

      7. 7.A description of— (a) any activities on or in connection...

      8. 8.In the case of a well which is to be...

      9. 9.In the case of an existing well—

      10. 10.Where a well operation is to be carried out by...

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      MATTERS TO BE PROVIDED FOR IN A VERIFICATION SCHEME

      1. 1.The principles to be applied by the duty holder for...

      2. 2.Arrangements for the communication of information necessary for the proper...

      3. 3.The nature and frequency of examination and testing.

      4. 4.Arrangements for review and revision of the scheme.

      5. 5.The arrangements for the making and preservation of records showing—...

      6. 6.Arrangements for communicating the matters specified in paragraph 5 to...

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      APPEALS

      1. PART 1

        1. 1.In this Schedule— “appeal” means an appeal under regulation 24;...

        2. 2.The Secretary of State shall direct that an appeal shall...

        3. 3.Before the determination of an appeal, the appointed person shall...

        4. 4.An appointed person may give such directions as he thinks...

        5. 5.The Secretary of State may pay to an appointed person...

      2. PART 2

        1. 6.(1) Subject to the following sub-paragraphs of this paragraph, a...

        2. 7.(1) Not later than 21 days before the date of...

        3. 8.(1) The parties shall be entitled to appear at the...

        4. 9.(1) All hearings shall be held in private.

        5. 10.(1) Where, after the hearing, the appointed person proposes to...

        6. 11.The appointed person shall notify the decision on the appeal,...

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      AMENDMENTS

      1. 1.In the Offshore Installations (Safety Representatives and Safety Committees) Regulations...

      2. 2.In the Offshore Installations and Pipeline Works (Management and Administration)...

      3. 3.In the Offshore Installations (Prevention of Fire and Explosion, and...

      4. 4.In regulation 2(1) (interpretation) of the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases...

      5. 5.In the Offshore Installations and Wells (Design and Construction, etc.)...

      6. 6.In the Diving at Work Regulations 1997 omit paragraph 4...

      7. 7.In the Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2005—

  30. Explanatory Note

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