The following Environment guidance note Produced in partnership with Lynne Moss of Burness Paull provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
An operator or owner of an offshore oil and gas installation is required to comply with its health and safety duties under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSWA 1974), as well as with a number of statutory requirements contained in a number of regulations.
For an overview of the requirements which apply under HSWA 1974, see Practice Note: Safety and the risk to safety under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
Once the prosecution has established that the employer exposed his employee to a risk of injury, or as the case may be, those that may be affected by the risk, the burden shifts to the employer to show that it was not reasonably practicable to do more than was done by him to reduce the risk of injury. See Practice Note: Safety and the risk to safety under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 for more information.
Where an employer is found to have committed an offence under HSWA 1974, s 2, and if it can be proven that the offence was committed with the consent, connivance or due to any neglect of, any director, manager, secretary or other similar officer of the company, that individual, as well as the employer, is guilty of
**excludes LexisPSL Practice Compliance, Practice Management and Risk and Compliance. To discuss trialling these LexisPSL services please email customer service via our online form. Free trials are only available to individuals based in the UK. We may terminate this trial at any time or decide not to give a trial, for any reason. Trial includes one question to LexisAsk during the length of the trial.
To view the latest version of this document and thousands of others like it, sign-in to LexisPSL or register for a free trial.
Existing user? Sign-in
Take a free trial
Take a free trial
0330 161 1234