OFFSHORE SAFETY DIRECTIVE
In January 2017, the Offshore Safety Directive 2013/30 / EU (in short: the OSD) was implemented in Dutch legislation and regulations, which applies to offshore oil and gas facilities as follows:
- New installations: the OSD regulations must be in force from July 2016.
- Existing installations: Major Hazards Report (RiGG) should be submitted to SodM/SSM (State Supervision of the Mines) by April 2018.
- For onshore installations: OSD partly applies, a letter of no objection suffices.
- The main aspects of the OSD are for the operator are, to develop:
A Major Hazards Report (RiGG) for each installation
• Safety and Environment Critical Elements (SECEs):
- identify SECEs for each installation
- specify performance standards for these systems and their function and operation over the lifetime (external verification and internal assurance)
The external independent verification requirement is new to Dutch operators.
WHAT CAN VERSATEC DO FOR YOU IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE OFFSHORE SAFETY DIRECTIVE?
We have extensive knowledge and practical experience in this area, as well as on process technical safety and related legislation since 1993. We support many different operators, on- and offshore, national and international.
We can support you in:
- Preparing the RIGG’s and SECE Verification Schemes in accordance with the laws and regulations
- Controlling the functioning of the SECEs during the operational phase (‘internal assurance’)
- Acting as an independent verification verifier (‘Independent Verifier’)
- Providing training courses on what is OSD and how to implement it
- Building an OSD Assurance software tool on your data; the tool is based on Artificial Intelligence techniques that communicates with your existing source systems
- Integrating the RIGG document (automated links to all source systems).