Regulatory alerts

NOPSEMA provides brief reports on environmental management and safety and integrity improvement issues arising from its investigative and assessment activities. These are issued as individual alerts. NOPSEMA periodically reviews alerts from other jurisdictions and, where appropriate, highlights timely lessons with supporting commentary drawn from these identified sources.

For enquiries regarding regulatory alerts, please email alerts@nopsema.gov.au. To be notified when new alerts are published sign up to our mailing list.


2018

Leak detection systems at not normally attended facilities

2017

Oil spill sampling and source identification

Understanding of light well intervention safety systems is critical for safe operations

Potential for fatalities from electrical incidents

Well annulus leaks gas-lift inventory from failed instrument line

Collared eyebolts as lifting equipment

2016

Failure to comply with environmental management requirements due to titleholder asset ownership changes

Proper application of change management processes

Quality assurance of diving system audits

Vessel loss of position while diving in close proximity to a hydrocarbon facility (PDF 218KB)

2015

Risks associated with electric storage batteries (PDF 179KB)

2014

Fibre reinforced plastic deck gratings (PDF 218KB)

Lifting and rigging plans (PDF 566KB)

Vibration-induced fatigue on process pipework (PDF 226KB)

2013

Fast rescue craft unplanned descent (PDF 147KB)

Dropped objects (PDF 128KB)

Risks associated with pneumatic hose couplings (PDF 209KB)

Scaffolding safety (PDF 392KB)

2012

Food safety (PDF 395KB)

Risks associated with 240V electric hand tools/equipment (PDF 100KB)

Watertight doors and hatches kept open at sea (PDF 224KB)

Bypassing of storage tank features (PDF 330KB)

 

Historical safety alerts issued by the National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority 2005–11