About the Industry




The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) publishes fatal, major and over-3-day injuries under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1996.


RIDDOR does not apply to events that are reportable under the Air Navigation (Investigation of Air Accidents involving Civil and Military Aircraft or Installations) Regulations 1986; The Civil Aviation (Investigation of Air Accidents) Regulations 1989; The Merchant Shipping Act 1988, and Orders and Regulations made or to be made there under. Therefore, injuries which are covered by any of the above regulations are not included in the RIDDOR-derived statistics.




The HSE provides the latest injuries statistics.


In April 2009, Oil & Gas UK and HSE published a report containing Accident Statistics for Offshore Units on the UKCS 1990-2008. Appendix 1 relates to fixed units and Appendix 2 relates to floating units.




Step Change in Safety is the UK-based partnership with the remit to make the UK the safest oil and gas exploration and production province in the world. You can access publications, news and events from Step Change in Safety's website here.