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New OPITO training standard addresses offshore safety

19 March 2024

Global offshore safety and skills organisation OPITO has launched a training standard for avoiding collisions near offshore installations.

The not-for-profit organisation designed the Safe Offshore Marine Operations (SOMO) – Offshore Installations & Energy Structures Safety Zone standard in co-ordination with stakeholders including regulator Health & Safety Executive in response to a recommendation from the Marine Safety Forum.

In a March 19 statement, Product Development Manager Sarah Hutcheon (below, courtesy OPITO) said: “Those undertaking this training will be equipped with the knowledge and understanding to identify and recognise any potential hazards and unsafe practices. We look forward to the positive impact this new training standard will have as it is rolled out globally.”


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