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HSEQ: Health and Safety, the Environment and Quality

Shetland Decommissioning aims to develop Shetland into a “Centre of Excellence” for all decommissioning operations.

Robust management systems with strong focus on Health and Safety, the Environment and Quality are of paramount importance to our operations and central to the operating philosophy of the lead contractors.

Health & Safety

Avoidance of all injuries and maintaining a healthy workforce is a key feature of our vision and operating philosophy.

Our track record for completion of the Frigg Cessation, from 2006 to present day, with no significant Health and Safety incidents is testament to our rigorous health and safety performance.

Our goal remains; to maintain our excellent health & safety record on all future projects.


Health and safety standards are defined in company Health and Safety Systems manuals and project interface documentation, which recognises established working practices and risk assessments for all our main activities. New and improved working practices are introduced periodically including recent improvements to control lifting equipment.

The services of lead contractors Peterson and VES have been independently assessed against the standards and provisions of OHSAS 18001 for health and safety.


Shetland Decommissioning’s facility is designed and operated with optimum environmental standards in mind, and it’s our aim to become the bench mark for best environmental practice within the industry.

Environmental Management Systems of Peterson and VES are independently certified to meet the requirements of ISO14001:2004


Key to the success of quality management is the active involvement of managers, supervisors and inter-company interfaces

Quality systems of Peterson and VES are independently certified to meet the standard ISO 9001:2008

Lessons learned

We encourage the immediate reporting of any concerns observed on site in an effort to continually raise our standards. These are recorded on our company systems, and the need for any remedial action is closely monitored until the issue has been resolved. Complaints are treated in the same way, with lessons learnt being implemented via updates to our working procedures.