Report on Key Programme 4 (KP4): Ageing and life extension programme
This is a report of the inspection findings of the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE’s) Energy Division’s (ED’s) Key Programme 4 (KP4) covering the ageing and life extension (ALE) challenges facing hydrocarbon exploration and production installations on the UK’s Continental Shelf (UKCS). The programme investigated the impact of ALE on the risk of major accidents involving the death or serious personal injury to people on an offshore installation.
This report and the work it describes were funded by the Health and Safety Executive. Its contents, including any opinions and/or conclusions expressed, are those of the author alone and do not necessarily reflect HSE policy.