Richard Lissack QC and Fiona Horlick review the implications of amended UK regulations on Health & Safety and major environmental hazards
The BP Deepwater Horizon disaster in April 2010 led the European Commission to review the safety of offshore oil and gas activities. Three years later it published the Directive on Safety of Offshore Oil and Gas Operations (OSD). On 19 July 2015 amended regulations – the Offshore Installations (Offshore Safety Directive) (Safety Case etc) Regulations 2015 – came into force, which are seen as the ‘key to the management of offshore health and safety and environmental major hazards’.
Richard Lissack QC & Fiona Horlick have identified and analysed the main points of the 2015 regulations in an article written for the New Law Journal.
Barristers: Fiona Horlick