NOPSEMA has issued an updated version of their Offshore COVID-19 Better Practice exemplars document including reference to psychosocial hazard management.
NOPSEMA recently sent a survey to offshore petroleum facility operators with a primary aim of gaining an assurance that the Australian offshore petroleum industry has systems in place, and has commenced implementing those arrangements, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The survey was completed by offshore operators in March and better practice exemplars were collated into a guidance document for the offshore industry.
Issued on April 9th, the new revision contains changes that are highlighted in bold text and includes:
- Locations for pre-mobilisation isolation
- Mandatory rest days during extended roster arrangements, and;
- Psychosocial hazard management
Facility operators are encouraged to review the information and identify opportunities to improve their current systems and practices.