Major Hazard SPIs in Onshore Gas and Pipelines Industries – Annual Report 2012/13

We regulate health, safety and integrity issues for all natural gas and other applicable pipelines in Great Britain, in territorial waters and the UK continental shelf. This site concentrates on MAH pipelines.

Who we are

Responsibility for enforcing health and safety law for onshore and offshore MAH pipelines forms part of the role of the Specialised Industries Gas and Pipelines Unit in HSE’s Hazardous Industries Directorate (HID).

The unit and its pipeline inspectors achieve regulation and compliance through the enforcement of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the specific legislation listed below and other relevant health and safety regulations

Programme of work

  • Major Hazard Safety Performance Indicators in the UK Onshore Gas and Pipelines Industries – Annual Report 2012/13
  • Gas and pipelines sector strategy

View industry responses to the strategy:

  • Response from the United Kingdom Onshore Pipeline Operators’ Association
  • Response from the Gas Transporters Operational Safety Group

Legislation

HSE Approved Codes of Practice and Guidance

Further guidance

Inspection

  • Avoiding damage to buried services
  • Horizontal directional drilling
  • The update of loss of containment data for offshore pipelines
  • Pipeline riser emergency shut down valves: inspection issues and recommendations
  • Hydrocarbon risers in Caissons, I Tubes and J Tubes: inspection issues and recommendations
  • Unbonded flexible pipe: inspection issues and recommendations
  • HID Specialised Industries Unit 3 (SI3) Pipeline Integrity Management Delivery Guide for Offshore Pipelines
  • HID Specialised Industries Unit 3 (SI3) Pipeline Integrity Management Delivery Guide for Onshore Pipelines
  • Gas Pipelines: Inspecting Safe Control of Operations on Live Distribution Mains and Services

Standards

  • Use of pipeline standards and good practice guidance

Article source: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pipelines/hseandpipelines.htm