Drilling Safety Advisor UK


Drilling Safety Advisor UK

LOCATION: Offshore


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JOB TYPE: Full Time

REFERENCE NO.: JO0000013521


Rotation: 3 weeks on/3 weeks off

Context: D&W drilling / workover / well intervention activities must be in compliance with all aspects of the client SHE policy, with support from onshore teams.

Critical Contacts: Critical contacts onshore: Asset Director, Field Operations Manager, Maintenance & Inspection Leader, Production and Site Support Leader, OIMs / Terminal Manager & Technical Authorities.

External: Regulatory Bodies (HSE and SEPA), Joint Venture Representatives, Key contractors representatives.

Main Activities:

Primary mission is to assist the client on-site representative (Drilling & Completion Supervisor, RSES-D) in all SHE related aspects on the Rig including Well Operations Area but not limited to:

Witness Critical Operations, – Heavy Lifts, Casing Operations, Skidding Operations and Anchor handling Operations etc.

From operations programs and look-ahead, extract critical aspects regarding personnel safety & environment protection. Brief teams accordingly, through proper communication and coaching.

Perform constant safety walks around the Well Operations Area to assess the level of awareness and compliance of rig teams.

Assist the Drilling & Completion Supervisor during Emergencies.

Conduct incident investigations for all drilling and well related events and raise stream cases for further review/input.

Procedures Reviews:

Audit main critical job Risk Assessments.
Conduct Audits as per D&W SHE&I Plan.

Perform site checks, push for continuous improvement of JRA quality and RA in WCC.

Review Safety Compliance of Procedures and Programs received.

Review Rig Procedures, ref; D&W SHE&I Plan.

Deliver information sessions, around given Health safety and Environment topics or themes.


Witness work in “Well Operations Area” and assist Drilling & Completion Supervisor in checking for compliance with SIMOPS procedures.

Ensure periodic tests required in SIMOPS are performed and documented, ESD, Gas tests etc. Witness work in “Well Operations Area” and check for compliance with client procedures.

HSE compliance:

Perform “drilling” familiarization scope to new arrivals on the platform.

Ensure that all Safety Tools are being utilized fully by all personnel to prevent incidents from occurring and/or escalation (in conjunction with drilling contractor: motivated team leaders, etc.)

Actively participate in rig weekly safety meetings.

Work closely with the Contractor Safety Advisor, i.e. preparing safety meetings, Safety Campaigns, Safety Card issues which have been entered into a tracking sheet.

Participate in Morning and Evening meetings as required.

Actively participate to Toolbox talks / Pre Tour Meetings.

Participate and/or lead hazard hunts with the drilling contractor.

Expected to “stop the job” when any operation is identified as being carried out below required safety standards.

Reporting and Stre@m:

Update Stre@m as required
Assist the RSES-D with Early Notification of Incident report.

Ensure all D&W incident reporting requirements adhered to (e.g. storybooks prior to 8:30am).

Participate actively in Root Cause Analyses, near-miss reports and accident reports sessions.

Establish close follow-up analysis and feedback based on Safety cards system in place through the Drilling contractor, ensure close-up action plans.

Ensure all actions (from Incidents, RCA’s, Audits, Rig Inspections etc) are closed out in a timely fashion.

Perform analysis and give feedback based on Safety cards system and monitor action close out.

Prepare weekly SHE reports for onshore management.

Perform the Rig POB and exercise reports – submitted weekly and every 1st of the month.

Specific Requirements:

Relevant and appropriate experience in a similar role.

Current offshore certification (BOSIET, etc.)


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01224 628 227


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