The PSA highlight the use of overtime, and pointed out that it can result in fatigue and decreased alertness among workers. It is worth noting that work hours in the industry are regulated by the Norwegian Working Environmental Act and Offshore Working Regulations. In addition, they pointed out another concern regarding whether the workers received sufficient rest and recovery.
Furthermore, they also identified the challenges with accurate tracking and registration of actual hours worked within the industry. This makes it challenging to identify patterns, address concerns, and ensure compliance with regulations.
Moreover, the findings emphasised the cumulative risks associated with long working hours. The involvement of subject matter experts was highlighted as essential for assessing and mitigating these risks to safeguard the well-being of offshore workers.
In conclusion, the PSA’s Risk Forum Conference had interesting issues regarding many aspects, and Presight found the findings around human factors especially of the importance. Presight Barrier Monitor measures and monitors the organisational and operational barriers in hope to shed light on competency levels, capacity, and overtime to ensure the safety and well-being of offshore workers.