Offshore Helicopter Safety Inquiry

Offshore Helicopter Safety Inquiry

The Offshore Helicopter Safety Inquiry was established by the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) to determine and recommend improvements to the safety regime to ensure the risks of helicopter transportation of offshore workers in the Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Area are as low as reasonably practicable. The Inquiry was established following the tragic helicopter crash offshore Newfoundland and Labrador on March 12, 2009, in which 17 people were killed.

The Inquiry was to make recommendations on the following: safety plan requirements for companies operating in the offshore area and the role that these companies play to ensure their safety plans are maintained by helicopter operators; search and rescue obligations of helicopter operators required by contract or legislative or regulatory requirements; and, the role of the Board and other regulators to ensure companies comply with legislative requirements for worker safety.


The Inquiry's Report for Phase I was delivered to the C-NLOPB on November 17, 2010, and the Inquiry's Report for Phase II was delivered to the C-NLOPB on August 15, 2011. Both Reports are available on the Board's website Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board.

Click here for an addition to Phase I Report

Click here to view Expert and Survey Reports

Click here to view Issues for Consideration



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