Offshore Helicopter Travel: Is the U.K. Oil and Gas Industry Failing Workers?

Published on 2019-11-10T13:06:58Z (GMT) by
<div><p>In the United Kingdom, oil and gas workers have been transported by helicopter to their workplace at offshore installations for more than fifty years. During that time, there have been numerous fatal helicopter accidents. Despite calls from trade unions, families, and politicians, a public inquiry has never been held into offshore helicopter transport. The authors consider whether enough has been done to ensure the safety of these workers to meet legal and ethical standards. They analyze the legal position, the implementation of recommendations made in the wake of these accidents, and the way in which the power imbalance between oil and gas companies and helicopter operators influences safety in this area. They conclude that a public inquiry is required into helicopter safety in the U.K. Continental Shelf area.</p></div>

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Downie, Margaret; Gosling, Denise (2019): Offshore Helicopter Travel: Is the U.K. Oil and Gas Industry Failing Workers?. SAGE Journals. Collection. https://doi.org/10.25384/SAGE.c.4732667.v1