Offshore workers strike ballot goes ahead

A strike ballot will go ahead after a meeting to resolve a dispute for changes in working terms for offshore workers has failed. GMB and Unite union officials held the talks yesterday when it was hoped the disagreement would be resolved. The dispute is over changes to working conditions for staff covered by the Offshore Contractors Agreement (OCA) […]

‘53% of workers not confident’ in offshore helicopter safety

More than 53% of workers said they are “not confident” in the safety of helicopter transfers to and from oil and gas installations in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). That’s the findings from the Unite union which surveyed more than 1,100 workers as part of the ‘Back Home Safe’ campaign. It claims a majority of […]

3D offshore workers scan to boost safety

UK researchers have launched a project to improve safety on offshore rigs and helicopters by using a 3D scanner to measure the size of workers. Claimed to be the “first of its kind” in more than 25 years, the £150,000 project aims to design and assess three-dimensional measurements on a sample of around 600 offshore […]