Health an Safety Executive/Maritime & Coastguard Agency

Close relations are maintained by ERRVA with appropriate government departments and agencies including, particularly, the Health and Safety Executive and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

("Input from the Association to government bodies has played a part in the formation of several pieces of legislation such as the Prevention of Fire and Explosion, and Emergency Response Regulations and accompanying Approved Code of Practice. It has also helped to bring about the transfer from government aspects of the provision of offshore emergency response and rescue services.)"


ERRVA maintains a very close liaison with OEUK both informally and through a Joint Working Group which meets every three months.


Training of crew members in specialist areas of rescue and recovery is coordinated by the Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation (OPITO/COGENT). The Association is represented on the Training Standards Committee of OPITO/COGENT and on all the Work Groups that develop new ERRV crew training standards.


The Evacuation, Escape and Rescue Technology Advisory Group (EERTAG) is the industry body responsible for monitoring all aspects of the requirements for and use of specialist technology for offshore evacuation, escape and rescue. ERRVA is represented on this group, together with representatives of HSE, MCA and the unions.

Other Links

Marine Safety Forum
Step Change in Safety
International Maritime Organisation
Lloyds Register of Shipping
Det Norske Veritas
The Nautical Institute
The Institute of Marine Engineering
Marine Talk
Aberdeen University
Meteorological Office
Horizon Training Solutions
MNTP - List of Nautical Colleges
Sea Vision UK