Industry collaboration to improve workplace safety

Industry collaboration to improve workplace safety

Since 1997, Step Change in Safety has worked in partnership with the oil and gas industry, trade unions and regulators to improve workplace safety. Our aim is to make the UK the safest oil and gas province in the world in which to work.

Achieving that requires collaboration and the involvement of workers across the industry. We facilitate that through the eleven workgroups which we operate. Each works to raise safety standards, share good practice and communicate facts. By doing so the aim is to ensure nobody becomes complacent about staying safe.

Every member of Step Change in Safety has the opportunity to join a workgroup, giving them and their company a chance to contribute to raising safety in the UK oil and gas industry.

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If there is a topic you think one of our workgroups should be covering, please contact us.

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Our workgroups are:Major Accident Hazard Understanding, Safe Working Essentials, Helicopter Safety, Workforce Engagement (WEST), Safety Alerts and Moments, Competence, Human Factors, OIM Network, Joined-Up Thinking, Elected Safety Representatives and the Lifting Forum.

Our workgroups work tirelessly to develop a range of engaging educational resources that members can share with colleagues in their organisations in order to improve safety. This includes videos, presentations, toolkits, guidance documents and posters that are designed to share best practice, act as learning opportunities and provide topics for discussion with the workforce.

Visit the dedicated workgroup pages to discover more about the work being undertaken by each group and its members in order to improve workplace safety.

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Developing and implementing industry-wide training and competence standards

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Creating safer workplaces during lifting and mechanical handling operations


OIM Network

The purpose of the OIM Network is to support and influence the Step Change in Safety agenda.

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Mental Health Awareness

Step Change in Safety is committed to raising and promoting awareness of mental health among the onshore and offshore workforce.

Events and webinars

To support the oil and gas industry in improving safety we hold a number of events and webinars each year. Visit our events page for an up to date list.

Upcoming Events

Events, forums and webinars focused on improving workforce safety. View our upcoming events below.


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