HSE and Legislation

Where there are offshore operations, people need to be moved. Personnel transfer is one of the most critical and high risk activities for the offshore industry.

All offshore workers have the right to work in a safe environment. The offshore industry is governed by rules, laws, guidelines and legislations to keep workers safe.

Each year around 20 million passenger are transferred by crane across the globe, a similar number are transferred by helicopter. Activity levels and incident data in the aviation sector are carefully monitored with supervision from industry bodies (such as Oil & Gas Producers Association). This data allows operators to understand risks and make risk-based decisions about their logistical operations.

There isn't a systematically gathered industry database on marine personnel transfer activity, but there are many industry bodies across the globe assisting in making crane transfer a safe operation.

How we can help you

We're committed to helping our clients manage risks and achieve efficient marine access operations. Our range of services enables clients to take a holistic approach to managing risks.

By collaborating on guidance and standards across the globe, we believe we can make the industry even safer.

Together Reflex Marine, Seacor Marine and Sparrows Offshore created a set of 10 “Golden Rules” for the safe transfer of employees in the offshore oil and gas industry. Promoted as global best practice, these guidelines are used across the globe. Careful consideration of the key variables of crane transfer will help achieve a safe transfer every time.

Some ships sail away from an offshore structure after completing a safe crane transfer using a Reflex marine device.

Product Compliance

Reflex Marine carriers are in use in over 50 countries, they comply with statutory and industry requirements in all major global offshore regions. Reflex Marine go beyond minimum industry standards to ensure safety and have influenced the development of industry guidance.

  • Hold the highest standards in the industry for design verification, including thorough impact and immersion testing.
  • All products are CE marked; design conforms to the EC Machinery Directive.

If you have any concerns about whether our products comply with particular standards please contact us.

Regulations, standards and guidelines


  • Maritime and Coastguard Agency MCA 2006 - The merchant shipping and fishing vessels lifting operations and lifting equipment regulations 2006, MGN 332 (M+F)
  • LOLER 1998 - Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998
  • PUWER 1998 - The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998