In this module we will cover:

  • Legislation developed from offshore accidents

  • Importance of Health and Safety Law at the worksite

  • How incidents can develop into disasters

  • Common offshore accidents and their prevention

  • Practical safety aboard vessels

  • Importance of identifying risks

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • A message from your instructor

  • 2

    Chapter 1 - Recognizing Offshore Hazards

    • Offshore Safety Legislation

    • Piper Alpha Legacy

    • From Incident to Disaster

  • 3

    Chapter 2 - Common Hazards In Offshore Operations

    • What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

    • Falling Into the Water

    • MOB Detection and Recovery

    • Personnel Rescue

    • Trips, Slips and Fall Hazards

    • Guard Rails and Spill Prevention

    • Deck Refuges

    • Emergency Escapes

    • Wire and Rope Hazards

    • Entrapment and Escape Routes

    • Injury from Released Energy

    • Rope Coil Hazards

    • Uncontrolled Energy Release

    • Risk of Electrocution

    • Petroleum Gas Explosion

  • 4

    Conclusion

    • A message from your instructor

    • Module Quiz

    • Module Sources

    • Glossary and Abbreviations