Charles Woolfson Marie Curie Chair, University of Latvia Chair of Labour Studies, University of Glasgow Working on Safety Conference The Eemhof", The Netherlands. 13 September 2006. Session 12.
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Charles WoolfsonMarie Curie Chair, University of LatviaChair of Labour Studies, University of GlasgowWorking on Safety Conference The Eemhof", The Netherlands. 13 September 2006.Session 12
Beyond 'safety cultural' approaches to industrial accidents: Business organisation, precarious employment and risk transfer mechanisms in the offshore oil industry
“The deficiencies in the prescribed system …were not in my view the primary cause of the accident. The primary cause was the almost total lack of proper supervision by the persons delegated to supervise.”
“The picture that emerges is of an accident that was waiting to happen. There really were no effective controls in place. The system of management of safety, if it ever worked, had broken down. That caused a wholly avoidable fatal accident.”
Magellan not an atypical installation:-
unless there is “elimination of the attitudes which were primarily responsible for the occurrence of this accident” there is a “real risk of further serious accident.”
“one of the first offshore drilling contractors to receive the full International Safety Management (ISM) certification for its shore-based facilities and self-propelled offshore rigs.”