The accident that occurred on board the offshore platform piper alpha in july 1988 killed 167 people and cost billions of dollars in property damage it was caused by a massive fire, which was not the result of an unpredictable “act of god ” but of an accumulation of errors and ques- tionable decisions most of them were. Workplace health and safety (whs), often referred to as occupational health and safety (oh&s) involves the assessment and migration of risks that may impact the health, safety or welfare of those in your at that time piper alpha oil was the largest oil producer in the world producing 317,000 barrels of oil per day. Steve lewis and vicky billingham bridging the divide – ohs and process safety trish kerin process safety behaviours: what are they and how do they link to occupation (personal) safety behaviours roderick prior making process safety personal david royle domino effects between pipelines in pipeline corridors. It appears your web browser is not configured to display pdf files download adobe acrobat or click here to download the pdf file click here to download the pdf file ‹ incident summary: challenger case history up incident summary: flixborough case history topics overview elements of process safety. Piper alpha: lessons learnt, 2008 piper alpha was a large north sea oil platform that started production in 1976 it produced oil from 24 wells and in its early life it had also produced gas from two wells it was connected by an oil pipeline to flotta and by gas pipelines to two other installations in 1988, piper alpha was. Health and safety related videos that you may find interesting or useful in safety awareness campaigns. The piper alpha disaster in 1988 shocked the world, and changed offshore safety management and legislation in the north sea beyond recognition julian turner charts the safety improvements that have taken place in the 25 years since the worst accident in the history of the oil and gas industry previous. September 2017 | ohs professional siaorgau safety controls 07 safety critical in the early 1990s, in the aftermath of the piper alpha disaster, and lord cullen's inquiry into it, the uk's health the immediate post-piper alpha era, you will not be surprised to hear i supported addressing the.
Report of the public enquiry into the piper alpha disaster, hmso, london, cmd 1310 (1990) dawson et al, 1988 s dawson, p willman, m bamford, a clintonsafety at work: limits of self-regulation cambridge studies in management, cambridge university press, cambridge (1988) european community, 1989. Unions nsw ohs conference 26-27 april 2018 sydney vthc event - international workers' memorial day actu ohs wc committee meeting ( 2018/2) 22 may 2018 2018 june 11th international conference on piper alpha disaster – 30th anniversary 06 july 2018 safe work australia review of model whs. But catastrophic accidents such as bhopal (india), chernobyl (ukraine), and piper alpha (uk) resulted in a view of ohs that was more focused on technical and human factors [1,5] since then, a number of ohs management systems ( ohsmss) have been introduced by national and international bodies these systems are. Key events impacting on the perception and management of ohs were the 1988 piper alpha oil rig explosion in the north sea, which highlighted management responsibility and the need for a systematic approach to managing ohs supported by effective auditing (appleton 1993), and the world's first major repetitive strain.
Since the 'piper alpha' disaster in 1988 the system of regulating occuparional health and safety in the offshore oil and gas industry has been the subject of radical chart the development of offshore occupational health and safety legislation in the united kingdom, placing it in context with health and safety legislation in. In 1991, in response to the 1988 piper alpha disaster in the north sea—a tripartite consultative committee on safety in the offshore petroleum industry— recommended that key outcomes of the united kingdom committee of inquiry into the piper alpha disaster chaired by lord cullen be implemented in australia. The tragic event of piper alpha occurred when this massive oil platform in the north sea succumbed to explosion and fire, resulting in the loss of 167 lives it provides the basis of discussion, analysis and training in a variety of ohs areas, including risk assessment, permit to work, emergency procedures, safety design.
This workshop utilizes a case study of the tragic event of the explosion and fire at the piper alpha oil platform in the north sea which resulted in the loss of 167 lives a disaster which could have been, if not totally adverted, dramatically changed in course without the horrible loss of human life. Today, a wreck buoy is all that is visible of what in 1988 was the north sea's largest and oldest platform built in 1976 as an oil platform and subsequently converted to gas production, by the late 1980s piper alpha was producing 10% of the north sea's gas together with the tartan and claymore platforms,. Abstract in july 1988 the fire and explosions on occidental's piper alpha platform , 120 miles north east of aberdeen, resulted in the world's worst offshore oil disaster in the context of occupational health and safety, this process has often been tied to the notion of a safety culture, which is modelled in terms of a feedback. Exposed by disasters such as the piper alpha oil rig fire perhaps too they represent a natural evolution of the workplace focus on ohs that began in the 1970s with the robens reforms in particular ohsms embody the application to occupational health and safety of the principles of 'continuous improvement' or ' quality.
Safety culture is the attitude, beliefs, perceptions and values that employees share in relation to safety in the workplace safety culture is a part of organizational culture, and has been described by the phrase the way we do things around here studies have found that workplace related disasters are a result of a breakdown. Discussion topic 4: if the piper alpha disaster occurred today, discuss the current safety legislative regime that will apply » henry tan's blog log in or register to post comments the main aim of hswa legislation is to protect occupational health and safety the health and safety executive (hse) is.
The judge who headed the piper alpha disaster public inquiry has expressed fears that offshore workers still worry about raising safety concerns in a new report, 'offshore ohs – protecting our oil and gas workers', national union federation actu outlines nine recommendations for occupational health and safety law. In the very recent past with offshore oil helicopter crashes, and earlier with piper alpha in 1988 which killed 168 people and icl/stockline in 2004 which killed 9 workers and injured dozens more serious failings in hse governance emerged after the 2004 icl/stockline explosion linked to failures to protect. Recently, members of the institution of occupational safety and health (iosh) joined others in commemorating the 25th anniversary of the piper alpha disaster on july 6, 1988, a huge explosion and fire killed 165 men on the north sea oil production platform, as well as two of the rescuers it remains to this. In spite of large and increasing efforts to control major accident risk, a number of serious accidents over the last few years have shown that control still is not sufficient in some cases examples of such accidents within the chemical process and oil and gas industries are flixborough disaster, bhopal disaster, piper alpha.