717. Standards and guidance on best practice in relation to external waters.

Every duty holder1 must cooperate with the Health and Safety Executive and Secretary of State2 to establish and implement a priority plan for the development of standards, guidance and rules which will give effect to best practice in major accident3 prevention, and limitation of consequences of major accidents should they nonetheless occur4. Every duty holder must participate in the preparation and revision of standards and guidance on best practice in relation to the control of major hazards throughout the design and operational lifecycle of offshore oil and gas operations