Safety In Oil & Gas Industry

Significantly, 99% of the UK’s oil and gas production come from offshore locations which are often remote and isolated. Offshore oil and gas jobs are physically demanding and have a high safety risk associated. To minimise risks to health and safety, oil and gas production requires a productive and focused workforce. This is to ensure all job roles are carried out effectively, from drilling activities to safety inspections.

Why Test?

The chances of an accident or injuries occurring are increased if an employee is abusing drugs or alcohol. The use of alcohol and drugs on offshore stations is possible for termination of employment. Being unfit for work because of the use of drugs or alcohol is strictly prohibited and is grounds for termination of employment.

Offshore utilities jobs can be physically demanding, working in all types of weather conditions and at height, therefore any cause for concern related to illegal drugs, prescription medication and alcohol is viewed seriously and should be dealt with.

  • Over 300,000 jobs are currently supported in the UK by oil and gas production
  • More than 52,000 people travelled offshore in the UK in 2016
  • The core offshore workforce (those spending more than 100 days offshore per year) currently stands at 23,651

We Recommend Regular Testing

Safety is critical for men and women working offshore and a clear, drug-free mind is necessary for effective job performance. Pressure is increasing for drug and alcohol testing to be more routine among offshore crews, especially for staff in safety critical roles.

Randox Testing Services believe it is the responsibility of offshore operations to undertake regular drug and alcohol testing to protect worker safety, the environment and local communities.

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