We reviewed the occupational health and safety (OHS) regulatory regime for offshore oil and gas workers.
The review looked at:
The review found that Australia’s offshore safety regime continues to be a leading practice regulatory framework. It identified areas to strengthen to improve offshore worker safety outcomes. The offshore oil and gas safety policy framework addresses these areas through policy amendments, including:
The policy framework supports the continuation of the current objectives-based regulatory regime.
We developed the policy framework through extensive consultation with offshore oil and gas stakeholders.
We established a Safety Stakeholder Group (SSG) with representatives from each of these areas. We consulted the SSG throughout the review.
We published the draft policy framework on our Consultation Hub in late 2020. Responses from the public helped us revise and finalise the policy framework.
We developed the draft policy framework based on earlier stakeholder consultations: