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HSE / MCA Regulatory expectations for emergency response arrangements for the offshore renewable energy industry


This document should assist the ORED duty holder (e.g., operators, developers and other employers) to develop emergency response arrangements for the construction, operation, maintenance and decommissioning of a renewable energy installation and extended to the export, inter-array cables and associated plant and equipment.


This document sets out principles to be adopted to ensure compliance with relevant legislation . It does not replace the requirements of industry guidelines including the Emergency Response Plan (ERP), Emergency Response Cooperation Plan (ERCoP) and Integrated Emergency Response Plan (IERP). The MCA document titled Offshore Renewable Energy Installations: Requirements, Guidance and Operational Considerations for Search and Rescue and Emergency Response; provides additional important information for duty holders.

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