Offshore risk management can help in setting the standards for protective clothing and safety equipment that need to be used in offshore operations.

Safety equipment such as lifeboats, marine rescue equipment and fire extinguishers are essential for safe offshore operations.

The protective clothing used in offshore operations should provide the necessary protection from the various risks faced by personnel in adverse conditions at sea such as strong winds and cold temperatures.

Finding top suppliers of protective clothing and safety equipment

Offshore Technology has listed the leading suppliers of protective clothing and safety equipment, including lockout equipment, weather radar systems, gas and fire detection systems, industrial fabric and materials, and marine rescue equipment, based on its intel, insights and decades-long experience in the sector.

The list includes providers of offshore risk management and safety services, safety mats and systems, escape systems, explosion-proof equipment, high-visibility clothing, personal protective equipment (PPE), safety gloves, non-sparking hand tools and lifeboats.

The information contained within the download document is designed for offshore safety engineers and specialists, technical safety engineers, rig safety managers and supervisors, process safety managers, offshore riggers and PPE equipment procurement officers.

The download contains detailed information on the suppliers and their product lines, alongside contact details to aid your purchasing decisions.

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Need for offshore risk assessment

In the oil and gas industry, fire incidents and accidents onboard offshore platforms and vessels can lead to the potential loss of human life as well as causing significant environmental damage. Offshore risk assessment and management practices are crucial to ensuring the health and safety of personnel apart from mitigating the probabilities of fire hazards and accidents.

The offshore risk assessment covers the risk of major accidents, health and safety risks and any other work-related risks. The risk of major accidents can be mitigated by the identification of sources of hazards and reduction of the risks associated with those hazards.

Health and safety risks are assessed and managed by assessing the physical work conditions and risk of exposure to accidents. The risks can be mitigated by choosing the right work equipment, and design and layout of workstations, as well as limiting the duration of exposure to strenuous work conditions. Provision of protective clothing such as PPE, high-visibility clothing and gloves to protect employees is also essential.

Offshore safety equipment

Offshore safety equipment ensures that any risks to equipment and personnel can be safely and quickly addressed. Marine rescue equipment, lifeboats and rescue boats, life rafts, life jackets, oxygen resuscitators and other breathing apparatus can help in protecting personnel during emergency situations. Fire extinguishers, gas detection equipment and other equipment can help in addressing hazards to equipment.