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Offshore Safety Directive - A Workshop for Danish Operators

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Last month Rosie Buse, our Principle Consultant, and I, facilitated a workshop in Copenhagen for Danish Operators; amongst them were DONG Energy and Maersk, and the Danish Environment and Protection Agency (DEPA). The workshop focused on the Offshore Safety Directive (OSD) and its implementation in the UK and other EU Member States.

OSRL has been involved in the UK's implementation of the OSD, by investigating what constitutes a Major Environmental Incident (MEI), attending industry ENVIDs, compiling a Response Effectiveness Study in the UK and consultation on the OSD Guidance. Due to this involvement and level of understanding, we were able to share our experiences and assist our Members in Denmark to understand and implement the OSD.

In Denmark, DEPA are working with the Danish Working Environment Authority (DWEA) on the relevance of Safety Cases and they are also keen to conduct a similar Response Effectiveness study which was conducted in the UK; something OSRL is supporting them in achieving.

Author Bio(s)

Marta Januszewska

New Markets and New Services Lead

Marta joined OSRL in 2013 with a MSc in Oceanography and MA in Political Science. Prior to joining OSRL she was a Sales Support Engineer working with oil spill detection radar and currents/wave monitoring sensors in the Netherlands.  

Marta fulfilled different roles in OSRL mainly in Business Development and as a Regional Representative in Europe and Caspian. She frequently travelled abroad to conduct visits, assist members with a choice of preparedness services and provide information on the newest developments and industry good practice.

Since joining Consultancy and Training department Marta worked on developing contingency plans, capability reviews and workshops for countries in Middle East, Africa and Europe. She also designed and delivered Incident Management Courses, Crisis Management exercises and trainings for clients in Germany, Egypt, Mexico and Cyprus.


In addition, Marta is a Chair of Surveillance Core Group and a Chair of Plastic Working Group, under OSRL’s SME Programme.