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What We Do

BROA provides mobile offshore rig operators with a forum to discuss regulatory issues at UK, EU and international levels.

We provide a forum which focuses primarily on technical and safety issues, and contribute to the collaborative approach of the UK’s offshore community, to improve safety for those working in the industry.

BROA’s work is conducted through its Technical Committee. The Technical Committee usually meets two or three times per year, with an Annual Meeting taking place in London each December and other meetings being held in Aberdeen. Between meetings, the Committee works by correspondence.

BROA's work covers regulations and initiatives at UK, EU and international levels. They include:

  • Feeding in at UK level on various committees of the International Maritime Organization which affect rig owners who operate in offshore oil and gas and offshore renewable energy 
  • Relations with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency on UK policy and Port State Control and the UK Ship Register
  • The ILO Maritime Labour Convention 2006
  • Ballast Water Management and implications for rig owners
  • Helideck operations
  • Monitoring and providing feedback on the UK's implementation of the Offshore Safety Directive to UK's Offshore Safety Directive Regulator (OSDR)
  • Participating in various stakeholder and technical forums, such as the UK's Offshore Major Accident and Hazards Advisory Committee (OMAHAC) as an industry stakeholder, and the UK Evacuation, Emergency & Rescue Technical Advisory Group (EERTAG)
  • EU regulatory developments for vessels involved with hydrocarbons and offshore renewable energy
  • Developments relating to Brexit (the process of the UK leaving the EU)