A collective term for the human resources of the company, including all employees and contractors, and all managers and workers.

Source: IOGP Report No. 510, Operating Management System Framework for controlling risk and delivering high performance in the oil and gas industry, International Association of Oil & Gas Producers, June 2014. Global Standards


Members of the workforce includes members of the workforce who are:

  1. identifiable before the safety case is developed; and
  2. working, or likely to be working, on the relevant facility.

Note: Part 3 of Schedule 3 to the Act sets out the broad consultative provisions that apply, including provisions for the establishment of designated workgroups, the election of health and safety representatives and the establishment of OHS committees. The arrangements under these consultative provisions should be used for consultation with members of the workforce about the development, preparation and revision of the safety case.

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



“Workforce” includes every person who is for the time being working on or from an offshore installation under a contract of service or a contract for services, other than the installation manager, a body corporate or an unincorporated body of persons.

Source: The Offshore Installations (Safety Representatives and Safety Committees) Regulations 1989, UK S.I. 1989/971, 1989. Regulations

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