The International Regulators' Forum


The International Regulators ForumIRF, is a group of nine regulators of health and safety in the offshore upstream oil and gas industry. It exists to drive forward improvements in health and safety in the sector through collaboration in joint programmes, and through sharing information. 

Conferences

Country Performance Measures

The IRF Performance Measures Project is to establish a common framework for comparing offshore safety performance. It covers:
  • Fatalities
  • Hours worked
  • Gas releases – number of releases
  • Gas releases – amount of releases
  • BOE gas production
  • Collisions, fires, and losses of well control
 

Topical Issues

 

 



Lifting Working Group

Injuries arising from lifting operations account for a about 20% of the total occurring offshore.

International Regulators' Forum Lifting Working Group
Guidance on using the Human / Technology / Organisation (HTO) classification of incident root causes

International Regulators' Forum Lifting Working Group
Guidance on using the IRF lifting inspection templates

IRF Lifting intervention programme 
Competency assurance Inspection templates

IRF Lifting intervention programme 
Maintenance of lifting equipment Inspection templates

IRF Lifting intervention programme 
Man Riding Using Winches Inspection Templates

Member Country Profiles

National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority

National Agency of Oil, Gas and Biofuels (ANP)

Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board; Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board; and the National Energy Board

Danish Energy Agency (DEA)

National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH)

State Supervision of Mines

Department of Labour

The Petroleum Safety Authority

Health and Safety Executive

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement