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.