Safety resources

NOPSEMA has developed a series of advice documents to inform and assist stakeholders to interpret and meet the requirements of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Safety) Regulations 2009 and relevant state legislation where a state or the Northern Territory has conferred regulatory powers and functions to NOPSEMA.

NOPSEMA's advice documents should not be relied on as advice on the law, nor treated as a substitute for legal advice in any relevant situation. NOPSEMA's assessment of a regulatory permissioning document, monitoring and enforcement activities, are undertaken in accordance with the regulations.

NOPSEMA’s advice documents are subject to periodic review and update. Comments and suggestions on the content of any advice documents are welcomed can be directed to information@nopsema.gov.au.

Operator nomination and registration

Policies

PL0002 - Operator nomination, registration and deregistration - Rev 10 - February 2016 (PDF 75KB)

Guidance notes

GN0007 - Criteria for registration and deregistration - Rev 7 - December 2011 (PDF 124KB)

GN0619 - Replacement of a registered operator for a facility or pipeline - Rev 6 - November 2015 (PDF 159KB)

GN1733 - Vessels subject to the Australian offshore petroleum safety legislation - Rev 0 - August 2017 (PDF 1.5MB)

Guidelines

GL0019 - Frequently asked questions on operator nomination - Rev 9 - April 2016 (PDF 136KB)

GL0253 - Facility definition includes an associated offshore place - Rev 8 - 14 April 2016 (PDF 329KB)

Forms

FM0008 - Facility operator nomination - Rev 22 - February 2017 (DOCX 178KB)

FM0065 - Analysis of operator status - Rev 8 - January 2016 (DOCX 199KB) 

FM0617 - Removal of existing facility operator from operator register - Rev 11 - January 2015 (DOCX 60KB)

Registers

Register - Current operators - 30 June 2017 (PDF 100KB)

Validation

Policies

PL0286 - Validation - Rev 9 - June 2016 (PDF 154KB)

Guidelines

GL0525 - Validation - Rev 13 - April 2016 (PDF 1.1MB)

Forms 

FM0880 - Proposed scope of validation submission cover sheet - Rev 5 - November 2014 (DOCX 190KB)

FM0325 - Scope of validation matrix - Rev 10 - March 2017 (PDF 125KB)

Safety case

Policies

PL0050 - Assessment - Rev 13 - July 2016 (PDF 396KB)

PL0052 - Safety case assessment - Rev 14 - August 2016 (PDF 236KB)

Guidelines

GL0225 - Making submissions to NOPSEMA - Rev 16 - May 2017 (PDF 183KB)

GL0238 - Safety case levies - Rev 20 - June 2016 (PDF 275KB)

Guidance notes

GN1668 - Safety case guidance notes cross reference - Rev 1 - February 2017 (PDF 307KB)

GN1733 - Vessels subject to the Australian offshore petroleum safety legislation - Rev 0 - August 2017 (PDF 1.5MB)

GN0060 - The safety case in context - an overview of the safety case regime - Rev 6 - June 2013 (PDF 832KB)

GN0087 - Safety case lifecycle management - Rev 6 - December 2016 (PDF 1.2MB)

GN0106 - Safety case content and level of detail - Rev 9 - October 2015 (PDF 790KB)

GN0107 - Hazard identification - Rev 5 - December 2012 (PDF 657KB)

GN1051 - Supporting safety studies - Rev 0 - March 2014 (PDF 569KB)

GN0165 - Risk assessment - Rev 5 - May 2017 (PDF 823KB)

GN0166 - ALARP - Rev 6 - June 2015 (PDF 765KB)

GN0271 - Control measures and performance standards - Rev 4 - December 2012 (PDF 1022KB)

GN1052 - Safety management systems - Rev 1 - August 2015 (PDF 287KB)

GN1054 - Involving the workforce - Rev 1 - November 2015 (PDF 439KB)

GN1053 - Emergency planning - Rev 0 - April 2016 (PDF 617KB)

Forms

FM0628 - Safety case content concordance table - Rev 5 - November 2015 (DOC 241KB)

FM0268 - Safety case submission cover sheet - Rev 11 - November 2015 (DOCX 235KB)

Diving operations

Policies

PL0054 - Diving Submission Assessment - Rev 10 - 28 June 2016 (PDF 166KB)

Guidelines

Diving Guidelines 2003 - Guidelines for complying with the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) (Diving Safety) Regulations 2002 - Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources - Second Edition - Rev 0 - March 2004 (PDF 1.7MB)

Forms

FM1000 - Diving safety management system submission cover sheet - Rev 6 - January 2016 (DOCX 191KB)

FM0711 - Diving safety management system concordance tables - Rev 5 - January 2016 (DOCX 239KB)

FM0711 - Diving safety management system concordance tables - Rev 5 - January 2016 (DOCX 239KB)

FM1453 - Diving project plan (DPP) concordance table - Rev 3 - January 2017 (DOCX 102KB)

Registers

Register - Diving safety management systems and diving project plans - 9 August 2017 (PDF 183KB)

Petroleum safety zones

Policies

PL0886 - Petroleum safety zone assessments - Rev 5 - October 2016 (PDF 198KB)

Guidance notes

GN1695 - Petroleum safety zones and the Area To Be Avoided - Rev 0 - October 2016 (PDF 574KB)

Forms

FM0910 - Application for a petroleum safey zone - Rev 5 - August 2017 (DOCX 100KB)

FM0911 - Application for consent to enter a Petroleum Safety Zone - Rev 2 - September 2016 (DOC 114KB)

FM0912 - Application for authorisation to enter the area to be avoided - Rev 6 - September 2016 (DOC 107KB)

FM0917 - Report of an alleged petroleum safety zone infringement - Rev 3 - August 2015 (DOC 261KB)

FM0942 - Application for a petroleum safety zone variation - Rev 3 - September 2016 (DOCX 91KB)

FM1282 - Application to revoke a petroleum safety zone - Rev 2 - September 2016 (DOCX 84KB)

Occupational health

GN0191 - Noise exposure standards - Rev 5 - June 2014 (PDF 98KB)

GN1397 - Fatigue avoidance - Rev 0 - November 2014 (PDF 249KB)

Technical reports

From time to time NOPSEMA commissions technical reports from external consultancies. Selected reports are made available here.

Offshore petroleum facility accommodation

Technical Report - Offshore Petroleum Facility Accommodation (PDF 738KB) was prepared by SVT Engineering Consultants for NOPSA in July 2011.

Offshore helicopter operations 2010 update

Report - Offshore helicopter operations 2010 update - April 2010 (PDF 2.6MB) was prepared by HART Aviation Advisors for NOPSA in April 2010.

Investigation into the uncontrolled release of hydrocarbons from the Montara Wellhead Platform on 21 August 2009

The following reports were prepared by Stuart Wright Pte Ltd and are dated 17th February 2012.

Health and safety representatives

Policies

PL1068 - HSR assistance by consultant - Rev 1 - April 2013 (PDF 183KB)

Guidance notes

GN1054 - Involving the workforce - Rev 1 - November 2015 (PDF 439KB)

Forms

FM1069 - Request for NOPSEMA agreement to HSR assistance by consultant - Rev 1 - April 2013 (DOCX 85KB)

Use of this form is not mandatory, but may be used by HSRs to facilitate the request process.

Handbook

HSR Handbook: A guide for health and safety representatives in Australia's offshore petroleum industry - August 2016 (PDF 1.7MB)

Course outline

Course outline - Health and Safety Representative training for the offshore oil and gas industry - Rev 1 - March 2012 (PDF 189KB)

Forms

FM0194 - Provisional OHS improvement notice - Rev 6 - March 2016 (DOC 57KB)

FM1069 - Request for NOPSEMA agreement to HSR assistance by consultant - Rev 1 - April 2013 (DOCX 85KB)

Inspections

Policies

PL1523 - Inspection - Rev 3 - March 2017 (PDF 179KB)

PL0025 - OHS planned inspection - Rev 17 - March 2017 (PDF 260KB)

Guidelines

GL0047 - Role of operator and workforce in planned inspection - Rev 6 - June 2015 (PDF 126KB)

Forms

FM0709 - Notification of entry - Rev 2 - January 2012 (DOC 124KB)

Reporting accidents and dangerous occurrences

Guidance notes

GN0099 - Notification and reporting of accidents and dangerous occurences - Rev 10 - July 2013 (PDF 82KB)

Guidelines

GL0033 - Deaths and injuries - monthly summary reporting - Rev 9 - June 2016 (PDF 169KB)

Forms

FM0522 - Deaths and injuries - monthly summary report - Rev 4 - December 2012 (DOC 148KB)

FM0831 - Report of an accident, dangerous occurrence or environmental incident - Rev 8 - Jan 2015 (DOCX 127KB)

Determinations

Determination - Reporting of accidents and dangerous occurences - March 2012 (PDF 164KB)

Enforcement

Polices

PL0067 - Enforcement - Rev 15 - March 2017 (PDF 235KB)

Guidelines

GL0069 - NOPSEMA Inspector OHS Enforcement Decision Appeals - Rev 10 - February 2015 (PDF 147KB)

GL0071 - Amending the period of OHS notices - Rev 5 - February 2015 (PDF 126KB)

GL0517 - Completion of a OHS provisional improvement notice - Rev 4 - March 2016 (PDF 125KB)

Forms

FM0194 - Provisional OHS improvement notice - Rev 6 - March 2016 (DOC 57KB)

Other safety resources

Policies

PL0157 - Exemptions - Rev 4 - December 2011 (PDF 98KB)

PL0749 - Liaison - Rev 5 - July 2017 (PDF 497KB)

Guidance notes

GN0955 - Crane driver competency in the Australian offshore petroleum industry - Rev 1 - February 2016 (PDF 155KB)

Guidelines

GL1643 - Assurance of TEMPSC and associated systems - Rev 0 - February 2016 (PDF 98KB)

Information papers

IP1631 - MODU mooring systems in cyclonic conditions - Rev 0 - December 2015 (PDF 220KB)

Information paper - Offshore OHS legislative framework (PDF 61KB)

 

See the Resources page for frequently asked questions, publications, presentations and data reports and statistics.