Contractors

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Contractors

This ebook discusses the important role that contractors play in offshore safety. The regulations and standards that cover contractors are described, including guidance provided by the Center for Offshore Safety (COS). The development of operator/contractor maps is also described, as well as the role of smaller contractors.

Safety Moment #26: A Missed Opportunity

An oil refinery underwent an unscheduled shutdown. The problems that had lead to the shutdown were corrected and the refinery was ready to be re-started. The refinery superintendent — who knew the facility extremely well — had recently retired for health reasons. However management asked him to come back and take charge of the re-start because they knew that his experience would help them get up to speed in as short a time as possible.