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If you are a permit operator of an offshore petroleum production installation or a drilling contractor of a non-production offshore installation, you must have a current certificate of fitness for the installation, unless you have a recognised verification scheme.

These interpretive guidelines explain the regulations associated with certificates of fitness and verification schemes under the Health and Safety at Work (Petroleum Exploration and Extraction) Regulations 2016.

Petroleum: Certificates of fitness and verification schemes for offshore installation

These guidelines explain the requirements of Part 5 of the Health and Safety at Work (Petroleum Exploration and Extraction) Regulations 2016 that apply to permit operators of offshore production installations and drilling contractors of non-production offshore installations.

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Petroleum: Certificates of fitness and verification schemes for offshore installations (PDF 309 KB)

While this guidance has not been updated to reflect current work health and safety legislation (the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and regulations), it may still contain relevant information and practices to keep workers and others healthy and safe.

Please read this guidance in conjunction with all relevant industry standards that apply to you as a PCBU. This guidance will be progressively reviewed and either updated, replaced with other guidance, or revoked.