2 Jul Piecing together precisely what happened, why it happened and how to prevent another Piper Alpha happening again took Lord Cullen two. The Hon Lord Cullen. VOLUME ONE circumstances of the accident on Piper Alpha and its cause. Report which deals with all matters with the exception, as. As a result of the Piper Alpha accident, DOE will be stripped of its responsibility for offshore safety. The Cullen report said this role should be transferred to the.

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At the end of his report, Lord Cullen made recommendations for improving safety on oil rigs and floating installations, all of which were implemented. Secondly, a failure to give priority to safety and thirdly a failure to show or instil in others the responsibility for identifying and resolving safety issues.

October Issue The inquiry was held in Aberdeen with a preliminary hearing on 11 November and the Public Hearing from 19 January to 15 February Safety case regulations were revised inin light of 13 years of experience, to reduce the burden of three yearly resubmissions without diminishing their effectiveness.

Sign In or Create an Account. September Issue Date range From yyyy: November Issue Lord Cullen, author of the report on the Piper Alpha disaster, changed the face of offshore safety.

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This is a clear example of how things can change for the better when people work together. Catch up on the latest news, views culken jobs from The Chemical Engineer. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account?


In other cases there was no investigation, the signs did not give rise to concern, or even curiosity. Help with your research How to use this catalogue. He spent the best part of two years poring over the details ipper the night and taking evidence from huge numbers of people.

Piper Alpha: Cullen Report left no stone unturned

The fire at Buncefield in England in December similarly was the result of an overflow of petrol due to the sticking of a high level switch, with vapour again igniting, causing a fire which raged for two days.

If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. Piecing together precisely what happened, why it happened and how to prevent another Piper Alpha happening again took Lord Cullen two years and pages. They are comprehensive pieces reporg work which provide full details of the arrangements for managing health and safety and controlling major erport hazards.

By Novemberdrafts for every installation had been submitted to the HSE and by November all had been accepted. Cuullen stone was left unturned.

Piped Cullen said these cillen, among others like the Columbia space shuttle disaster, showed the piperr of the experience of others, and that management should lead the way in safety culture.

Please provide reference details optional. View a wider selection of the archive from within the Magazine section of this site. Fifteen workers were killed and more than others were injured in the Texas City refinery explosion in March, Industry technical advisers DNV GL recently published a report showing nearly half of oil and gas professionals believe not enough has been invested in safety in recent years. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.


Catastrophic failures mounted to cause the initial explosion, and other shortcomings contributed to the situation deteriorating as quickly and fatally as it did. I would encourage every plant manager to read the report and think about how their current permit to work process is actually functioning and how communication channels are working. Warnings missed Cullne found that shortcomings in the handover between shifts and in the execution of the permit to work system meant operators were unaware that the valve, which would have prevented the leak, was not in place.

The rig exploded in the first instance after gas leaked and ignited. You do not currently have access to this article.

Piper Alpha was no exception.

Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. At a higher level, warning signs in the months and years leading up to the disaster were missed and not acted upon. The National Archives, Kew. The result was a weighty page, two-volume report containing a staggering level of detail, including a lengthy section on what sort of noise the first explosion made.

The department had been responsible for overseeing production and safety, which was seen by some as a conflict of interest. A Legally Constructed Underclass of Workers?

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