2nd August 2016
James Hamilton, operations director of OPITO UK, the oil and gas industry skills organisation, said:
“This report offers significant insight into the competence of the UK’s offshore workforce and employers’ ongoing commitment to developing its people by investing in safety.
“Over the last year, OPITO has seen an increase in demand for specialist training such as lifting operations, hydrocarbon processing and fire-fighting. We have also seen an increase in training centres applying to deliver dedicated training for offshore installation managers.
“Staying safe is a top priority when working within the oil and gas sector, particularly in the potentially hazardous offshore environment. It’s gratifying to see personal safety has improved with the specified injury rate having dropped by 20%.
“It is vital that businesses continue to mitigate risk by building a safe, skilled and competent workforce based on industry best practice to ensure a sustainable industry for the future.”