“Emergency” means an exceptional situation resulting from an accident or incident (urgence).

Source: Canada Oil and Gas Diving Regulations, SOR/88-600, February 2013. Regulations

Source: Nova Scotia Offshore Area Petroleum Diving Regulations, SOR/95-189, Canada, current to May 31, 2012. Regulations



Hazardous event which cannot be handled by normal measures and requires immediate action to limit its extent, duration or consequences.

Source: ISO 15544:2000, Petroleum and natural gas industries – Offshore production installations – Requirements and guidelines for emergency. Global Standards


Emergency, in relation to a facility, means an urgent situation that presents, or may present, a risk of death or serious injury to persons at the facility.

Source: Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Safety) Regulations 2009 (Select Legislative Instrument 2009 No. 382 as amended), Australia, prepared on 1 January 2012. Regulations



An emergency includes any unexpected event of whatever nature with the potential to cause harm and to require the evacuation, escape and rescue of one or more persons from the installation.

Source: Prevention of Fire and Explosion, and Emergency Response on Offshore Installations, Offshore Installations (Prevention of Fire and Explosion, and Emergency Response) Regulations 1995, Approved Code of Practice and guidance (UK HSE L65), Second Edition, 1997. Regulatory Guidance



“Emergency” means an emergency of a kind which can require evacuation, escape or rescue.

Source: The Offshore Installations (Prevention of Fire and Explosion, and Emergency Response) Regulations 1995, S.I. 1995/743, 1995. Regulations



an unforeseen combination of circumstances or the resulting state that calls for immediate action

NOTE: Action to safeguard the health and the safety of persons.

Source: Rules for Classification and Construction, IV Industrial Services, 6 Offshore Technology, 9 Guideline for Personnel Transfers by Means of Lifting Appliances, Edition 2011, Germanischer Lloyd SE, Global Standards

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