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Offliner Diaries: Week two; Safety

segunda-feira, 25 de abril de 2022

Offliner Diaries: Week Two

This week we continued our learning journey with an in-depth look at the importance of safety in the workplace. 

We began by going through the process of ensuring we fit and use our Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) correctly. We also learnt about the hazards commonly experienced in an oil spill, including Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) awareness with an introduction to the site entry procedure.

We all completed the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) assessment and got to grips with the ASSURE system and Alcumus, emphasising safe working practices. We were then ready for the ASSURE introduction, conducted by Paul Revill, Regional HSEQ Advisor here at OSRL.



"The ASSURE training gave our offliners the opportunity to learn how to apply the knowledge gained from the NEBOSH training to create task-specific risk assessments, record safety observations and report safety and environmental incidents and near-misses. This gave everyone a solid grounding in the OSRL safety management system and how to plan safe operations for training and spill response." Paul Revill, Regional HSEQ Advisor.


The day was topped off by having our respirators fitted to help with breathing in certain spill response situations. After spending the week in the classroom, we escaped to the warehouse for the gantry crane training, a welcome break from the classroom.



Next week: Response techniques

Author Bio(s)

Daniel Lambley


Dan graduated from Bangor University last year, where he studied Marine Biology and Oceanography. He played American football at university, hiked in the Snowdonia National Park and trained to be a Marine Mammal Medic. After finishing University, Dan worked for Thames Water as the Biodiversity and Heritage advisor before joining the OSRL in March.