Executive Order on Emergency Response etc. in connection with Offshore Oil and Gas Operations

Executive Order No. 1197 of 23 October 2015 issued by the Danish Ministry of Labour as subsequently amended - unofficial version

After consultation with the Minister for Environment and Food and with authorisation pursuant to section 3(1) of Executive Order no. 1193 of 9 October 2015 on the Tasks and Powers of the Danish WEA under the Offshore Safety Act, the following shall be laid down pursuant to sections 43, 43a, 44, 45a, section 45b(2), section 49, section 50(4), section 50b and section 72(1) of the Offshore Safety Act, cf. Consolidated Act no. 831 of 1 July 2015:

Part 1 - Scope

1.-(1) This Executive Order shall apply to oil and gas operations as defined in section 3(1), no. 16, of the Offshore Safety Act, cf. however subsection (2).

(2) Sections 12-16, section 18(2), sections 19-21, section 22(1), (2) and (4), sections 28 and 31-33 shall not apply to accommodation facilities on vessels providing accommodation for persons working on an installation.

(3) Furthermore, this Executive Order shall apply to operations in connection with an installation or connected infrastructure, cf. section 3(1), nos. 1 and 29 of the Offshore Safety Act, if said operations are covered by the Act on the Use of the Danish Subsoil and if said operations carry health and safety risks.

Part 2 - Definitions

2.-(1) For the purpose of this Executive Order:

  1. “Free mobility for persons between installations" shall mean: The persons on board can move from one installation to another without being assigned a new muster point for critical events.
  2. “MODU Code” shall mean: IMO's "Code for the Construction and Equipment of Mobile Offshore Drilling Units".
  3. “Life-saving appliances” shall mean: Equipment used in connection with escape, evacuation and rescue, e.g.
       a) lifebuoys;
       b) line-throwing devices;
       c) lifejackets;
       d) survival and protective suits;
       e) lifeboats and their launching and recovery arrangements;
       f) liferafts and their launching arrangements;
       e) man overboard boats (MOBs) and their embarkation, launching and recovery arrangements;
       h) marine evacuation systems (MES); and
       i) filter smoke escape hoods.
  4. “Muster point” shall mean: The meeting point where everyone onboard the installation musters in the event of an evacuation alarm.
  5. “The STCW Convention” shall mean: IMO’s “International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification & Watchkeeping for Seafarers” with amendments.
  6. “Health services” shall mean: Staff with health and medical training and skills pursuant to section 48a of the Offshore Safety Act.
  7. “Access control system (tally system)” shall mean: System for the identification and registration of crew at an installation.
  8. “Internal emergency response plan” shall mean: A plan prepared by the operator and the owner, respectively, pursuant to the provisions of the Act, or to regulations issued pursuant to the Act, concerning the measures to prevent escalation or limit the consequences of accidents, cf. section 45 of the Offshore Safety Act, relating to offshore oil and gas operations.
  9. “External emergency response plan” shall mean: A local, national or regional strategy to prevent escalation or limit the consequences of a major accident relating to offshore oil and gas operations using all resources available to the operator as described in the relevant internal emergency response plan, and any supplementary resources made available by the authorities.
  10. “Crisis management” shall mean: Operations and tactical manoeuvres suited to gain control of a critical situation.
  11. “Rescue to a safe location” shall mean: A location where people are no longer exposed to danger or risk entailed from the critical situation which caused the evacuation and rescue, and from where medical treatment and, if required, transport to shore is possible.
  12. “Emergency functions” shall mean: Tasks performed in connection with the measures to prevent escalation or limit the consequences of accidents, cf. section 45, relating to offshore oil and gas operations.
  13. “Controlled evacuation” shall mean: A means of evacuating people so that they are not compelled to evacuate by jumping into the water.

(2) If a non-permanently manned installation is connected by bridge to a permanently manned mobile installation, and if there is free mobility for persons between these two installations, these shall be considered as a single, permanently manned installation for the purposes of this Executive Order.

Part 3 - Emergency response

Internal emergency response plan

3.-(1) Before commencement of operations, cf. section 3(1), no. 21 of the Offshore Safety Act, the operator and the owner, respectively, shall have prepared an internal emergency response plan pursuant to section 45 of the Offshore Safety Act

  1. to counter any consequences of accidents or critical situations at an installation or connected infrastructure; and
  2. for use in situations in which a person has fallen overboard.

(2) The internal emergency response plan shall be based on the safety and health document for the installation, cf. Executive Order on Management of Safety and Health etc. in connection with Offshore Oil and Gas Operations etc., and must be kept up-to-date with any updates to the safety and health document.

(3) In the event that a mobile non-production installation is to be used for carrying out well operations, the internal emergency response plan for the installation shall take into account the risk assessment completed during the preparation of the application for approval of well operations pursuant to section 28a of the Offshore Safety Act, cf. Executive Order on Management of Safety and Health etc. in connection with Offshore Oil and Gas Operations, etc.

(4) The internal emergency response plan shall, as a minimum, contain the information stated in Annex 2.

(5) The operator and the owner, respectively, shall ensure that several emergency functions that cannot be performed simultaneously are not allocated to the same person.

4.-(1) If persons working at installations are accommodated on vessels or at other installations, cf. section 1(1) and (2), located inside the safety zone of the installation, the internal emergency response plan shall also cover said persons while they are on the vessel or installation.

(2) With regard to the persons referred to in subsection (1), the internal emergency response plan shall be coordinated with the emergency response plan of the vessel or installation.

(3) With regard to other installations and vessels than those referred to in subsection (1) which are located inside the safety zone of the installation, the internal emergency response plan shall be coordinated with the emergency response plans of these other installations or vessels.

(4) The internal emergency response plan shall contain provisions for the use of ancillary vessels, cf. section 31(2), and helicopters as well as criteria for the capacity of these.

(5) The internal emergency response plan shall state how quickly it should be possible to mobilise the ancillary vessels and helicopters referred to in subsection (4).

(6) If hydrogen sulphide (H2S) or other hazardous substances and materials may occur in certain areas of an installation, the internal emergency response plan shall include a procedure for mitigating this danger, detailing the equipment available and the measures required.

(7) The internal emergency response plan shall contain procedures for protection against risks of explosion, detailing the equipment and measures required.

(8) The areas referred to in subsection (6) may only be accessed by persons whose job requires them to access the areas and who have the required training pursuant to section 20. Such employees shall be equipped with appropriate personal protective equipment.

(9) The internal emergency response plan shall list all persons with access to the areas referred to in subsection (6).

(10) The operator and the owners, respectively, shall ensure that the internal emergency response plan describes how escape, controlled evacuation and rescue arrangements and measures to limit escalation of an emergency and reduce its impact on the environment are integrated in a logical and systematic manner, taking account of the likely emergency conditions in which they will be operated.

5. When a person boards an installation for the first time, the operator and the owner, respectively, shall ensure that, upon arrival, the person receives information about what to do in emergency situations and receives instructions in other matters covered by this Executive Order where relevant.

External emergency response plan

6.-(1) The external emergency response plan, cf. section 45b of the Offshore Safety Act, shall be prepared taking into account the risk assessments and the internal emergency response plans which have been prepared by the operator and the owner, respectively, cf. section 3.

(2) The external emergency response plan shall be prepared in accordance with Annexes 3 and 4.

(3) The external emergency response plan shall be kept up-to-date, so that consideration is made for any relevant changes to the internal emergency response plans prepared by the operator and the owner, respectively, and for changes with regard to other matters of significance for the plan.

(4) Furthermore, the external emergency response plan shall cover other installations and vessels located inside the safety zone and shall be based on coordination between the emergency response plans of these other installations and vessels, and the internal emergency response plans of the operator and the owner, respectively, cf. section 3(1) and 4(1).

7. Upon request from the Danish WEA, the operator and the owner, respectively, shall submit the information necessary to prepare the external emergency response plan in accordance with section 6 and Annexes 3 and 4, to the extent that the information is not available in the internal emergency response plan.

8.-(1) The Danish WEA shall forward the external emergency response plan prepared pursuant to sections 6 and 7 to the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (Danish EPA), which shall prepare an overall external emergency response plan and forward it to the European Commission and to other EU Member States and to third countries which could be affected by a major accident, cf. the Executive Order on Emergency Response to Marine Pollution from Oil and Gas Installations, Pipelines and Other Platforms.

(2) The Danish EPA and the Danish WEA shall publish the overall external emergency response plan pursuant to subsection (1) on their respective websites.

(3) In connection with publication of the external emergency response plan, cf. subsection (2), measures shall be taken to ensure that the information disclosed does not constitute a safety risk for installations and their operation and is not detrimental to the economic interests of the state, or the personal safety and well-being of public servants. To that end, information may be omitted from the published plan.

Part 4 - Registration and information

9.-(1) The operator and the owner, respectively, shall ensure registration of everyone currently

  1. present on the installation, or
  2. on their way to or from the installation.

(2) These records shall be available at all times on the installation and onshore.

10. For each individual muster point, up-to-date and easily accessible records shall be available with the names of all the persons onboard who have been assigned the relevant muster point.

11. On the installation, emergency response information shall be displayed in appropriate locations and including information about

  1. the location of fire fighting equipment;
  2. escape and evacuation routes;
  3. the location of muster points;
  4. the location and type of life-saving appliances; and
  5. a list of everyone onboard who has been allocated emergency functions.

Part 5 - Training

12.-(1) The operator and the owner, respectively, shall ensure that everyone onboard the installation has completed training pursuant to sections 13, 16, 17 and 18(1)-(4), and sections 20 and 21, and that this training is kept up to date, partly through drills on the installation, cf. Part 6, and partly through refresher training, cf. section 22.

(2) The operator and the owner, respectively, shall ensure that a provider of training programmes pursuant to subsection (1) is subject to independent verification that participants in the training programmes acquire the qualifications specified to meet the provisions referred to in subsection (1).

(3) Completion of the individual training programmes referred to in subsection (1) and of relevant refresher training shall be documented in the form of certificates of training issued by the course provider.

Basic safety course

13.-(1) Everyone onboard an installation shall have completed a basic safety course with training in first aid, fire fighting, helicopter transport, helicopter evacuation, sea rescue, and personal safety, cf. however sections 14 and 15.

(2) The following qualifications shall be obtained upon completion of a safety course pursuant to subsection (1):

  1. The course participant shall acquire such skills as to be able to provide immediate first aid in the event of accidents and acute illness.
  2. The course participant shall gain knowledge about fire prevention and fire fighting and shall be able to act responsibly in situations involving open fire and flammable substances. Furthermore, the course participant shall gain knowledge about commonly available fire-fighting equipment at installations, shall be able to use mobile fire extinguishers and shall have an understanding of muster procedures on installations.
  3. The course participant shall be familiar with the safety aspects of helicopter transport, including emergency procedures and emergency gear.
  4. The course participant shall be familiar with and be able to complete helicopter evacuation drills, including underwater escape drills.
  5. The course participant shall be familiar with muster procedures and drills at installations, with the use of the life-saving appliances and personal life-saving appliances at the installation, as well as with survival techniques.
  6. The course participant shall have an understanding of general safety conditions at installations. Furthermore, the course participant shall have an understanding of the use of personal protective equipment, and be able to use of such equipment correctly.

(3) Courses pursuant to subsection (1) shall have been completed within a four-year period prior to a person commencing work at an installation for the first time, cf. however section 14(2).

14.-(1) The operator and the owner, respectively, may derogate from section 13(1) in unexpected situations in which there is an urgent need for the assistance of experts on the installation, and in special situations in which an acute need for extra labour on the installation could not have been predicted and planned for.

(2) The operator and owner, respectively, may also derogate from section 13(1) with regard to persons visiting the installation occasionally for periods of no longer than one day at a time and if the visit does not involve an overnight stay on the installation.

(3) Furthermore, the operator and the owner, respectively, may derogate from section 13(1) with regard to helicopter crew, if the crew members have otherwise acquired knowledge that can be considered comparable with the knowledge acquired from participation in a safety course pursuant to section 13.

15. The operator and the owner, respectively, are not responsible for ensuring that persons who are present on the installation in connection with the performance of their public duties comply with section 13.

Emergency response manager

16.-(1) Permanently manned installations shall always have an emergency response manager and a deputy emergency response manager.

(2) The emergency response manager and the deputy emergency response manager shall have the required competences in emergency response management and crisis management.

Fire fighting crew

17.-(1) Permanently manned installations shall always have at least one fire fighting crew at the installation.

(2) Members of a fire fighting crew pursuant to subsection (1) shall have completed a training programme in fire fighting containing theoretical as well as practical training, including training in extinguishing hydrocarbon fires and in the use of respiratory protective equipment.

(3) A fire fighting crew pursuant to subsection (1) shall be managed by a fire fighting manager at the response site who, in addition to the training pursuant to subsection (2), has completed training as a fire fighting manager.

(4) Furthermore, the fire fighting manager shall be familiar with fire risks and fire fighting installations and equipment on the installation.

(5) The training programme pursuant to subsections (2) and (3) shall meet the requirements specified in the most recent version of the STCW Convention or a similar training programme adapted to the conditions on the installation.

Rescue craft boatmen etc.

18.-(1) At permanently manned installations, there shall be an adequate number of persons who have completed training in the operation of lifeboats, liferafts and man overboard boats (MOBs), including launching and recovery onboard. The scope and content of the training programme shall be adapted to the type of lifeboats and MOBs with which the installation is equipped. The number of persons who are to have received the above training shall be determined on the basis of the number of lifeboats, liferafts and MOBs to be launched in a given emergency situation, cf. the evacuation analysis for the installation. Every lifeboat that is launched as referred to above shall have at least two persons assigned who have both completed the training referred to above.

(2) Training pursuant to subsection (1) in the operation of lifeboats, rafts and MOBs shall comply with the training requirements in the most recent version of the STCW Convention or a similar comparable training programme.

(3) Every lifeboat equipped with a radio shall have a person assigned who can operate the radio equipment.

(4) Every lifeboat shall have a person assigned who can operate the engine and carry out minor adjustments to the engine.

(5) The requirements in subsections (1)-(4) may be derogated from in situations in which the risk associated with the derogation is as low as reasonably practicable according to the safety and health document pursuant to the Executive Order on Management of Safety and Health etc. in connection with Offshore Oil and Gas Operations etc.

19.-(1) When non-permanently manned installations are manned they become subject to section 17(1) and (2) and section 18(1)-(4).

(2) Subsection (1) may be derogated from in situations in which the risk associated with the derogation is as low as reasonably practicable according to the safety and health document pursuant to Executive Order on Management of Safety and Health etc. in connection with Offshore Oil and Gas Operations etc.

Hazardous substances and materials

20. If hydrogen sulphide (H2S) or other hazardous substances and materials may occur in certain areas of an installation, persons onboard shall have relevant training in how to mitigate this danger, to the extent that this is stated in the internal emergency response plan. The training shall reflect the risk level at the relevant installation as stated in the safety and health document for the installation, cf. Executive Order on Management of Safety and Health etc. in connection with Offshore Oil and Gas Operations etc.

Well control

21. The operator and the owner, respectively, shall ensure that the person in charge of well drilling operations has completed a recognised well control course.

Refresher training

22.-(1) No later than four years after completing the basic safety course pursuant to section 13(1), the relevant person shall participate in refresher training in order to refresh his or her knowledge and skills with regard to the qualifications referred to in section 13(2).

(2) Everyone who has completed training programmes pursuant to sections 17 and 18 shall, no later than four years after completing the training programmes, participate in a refresher training course designed to refresh the skills required to perform their function.

(3) Participation in a refresher training course pursuant to subsections (1) and (2) shall subsequently take place at intervals of no more than four years.

(4) Well control courses pursuant to section 21 shall be refreshed every other year.

(5) Repeat participation in the courses and programmes referred to in sections 13, 17, 18 or 21 may serve to replace refresher training.

Part 6 - Drills and exercises etc.

23.-(1) The operator and the owner, respectively, shall ensure that drills are carried out at regular intervals to test the evacuation analysis, cf. Executive Order on Management of Safety and Health etc. in connection with Offshore Oil and Gas Operations, etc., and the emergency response.

(2) The drills referred to in subsection (1) shall be planned, organised and evaluated with a view to improving possibilities for minimising the health and safety risks associated with an emergency situation.

(3) Furthermore, planning and organisation of the drills shall include balancing the risks when carrying out the drills against the purpose of the drills referred to in subsection (2).

24. The operator and the owner, respectively, shall ensure that instruction and training are provided so that everyone onboard can contribute as required in a critical situation.

25. The particulars of drills carried out pursuant to section 23 shall be recorded. Any drill not performed in full at the requested time shall be recorded, detailing the circumstances and scope of the drill.

26.-(1) The Danish WEA shall be given due warning of more comprehensive emergency response drills.

(2) The Danish WEA may order persons covered by sections 5-6 of the Offshore Safety Act to take part in emergency response drills carried out by the authorities.

Part 7 - Life-saving appliances

General provisions

27.-(1) There shall be a suitable number of life-saving appliances at installations so as to enable, in critical situations, effective and controlled

  1. rescue of persons who have fallen overboard; and
  2. evacuation of everyone onboard directly into the sea.

(2) As a minimum, the life-saving appliances shall be

  1. equipped to maintain life for a sufficient time;
  2. available in sufficient numbers to cover the number of persons likely to be present on the installation;
  3. of a type suitable for the installation in question;
  4. properly constructed of suitable materials having regard to their life-saving function and the circumstances in which they may be used and kept ready for use;
  5. of such colour as will make them conspicuous when in use, and equipped with devices such that the user can use them to attract the attention of rescuers;
  6. located on the installation in such a way that controlled evacuation of everyone onboard can take place efficiently and effectively; and
  7. maintained so that they always comply with the requirements in nos. 1-6.

(3) The number and location of life-saving appliances, cf. subsection (2), nos. 2 and 6, shall be determined in the evacuation analysis, cf. Executive Order on Management of Safety and Health etc. in connection with Offshore Oil and Gas Operations etc.

Specific provisions

28.-(1) On installations classified as mobile offshore drilling units, life-saving appliances pursuant to section 27 shall, as a minimum, live up to the most recent version of the MODU Code.

(2) In addition to the requirements in subsection (1), life-saving appliances on installations pursuant to subsection (1) which were constructed after 1 January 2001, shall as a minimum meet the supplementary requirements set out in Annex 1 of this Executive Order.

29.-(1) On permanently manned fixed installations and mobile installations not covered by section 28, the life-saving appliances pursuant to section 27 shall include motor propelled enclosed lifeboats.

(2) On mobile installations as mentioned in subsection (1), the life-saving appliances shall as a minimum meet the requirements in the IMO’s International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, with later amendments.

30. In situations in which permanently manned mobile installations are located at another permanently manned installation and there is free mobility for persons between the installations, the life-saving appliances on the installations shall together meet the provisions of sections 27 and 29.

Part 8 - Ancillary vessels

31.-(1) In connection with well operations that require approval under section 28a of the Offshore Safety Act, one or more ancillary vessels shall be included in the emergency response at the installation.

(2) Furthermore, one or more ancillary vessels shall be included in the emergency response at installations at which other operations are being performed than the well operations referred to in subsection (1) if such operations entail a similar risk for the persons onboard the installation according to the safety and health document pursuant to Executive Order on Management of Safety and Health etc. in connection with Offshore Oil and Gas Operations etc.

32.-(1) In order to be included as a part of the emergency response at an installation, ancillary vessels shall meet the requirements of the Danish Maritime Authority for ancillary vessels and documentation for this shall be available in the form of an approval or certificate issued by the Danish Maritime Authority or another body so authorised by the Danish Maritime Authority.

(2) An ancillary vessel may also be used for other assignments to the extent that this does not prevent use of the vessel for emergency response tasks.

33. While an ancillary vessel is on call in an emergency situation, it shall not anchor, moor or move more than five minutes away from the installation, unless the performance of the emergency response or consideration for the safety of the vessel itself or other vessels makes this necessary.

Part 9 - Health services

34.-(1) The operator and the owner, respectively, shall establish health services on every permanently manned installation, cf. however section 35.

(2) The health services shall comprise persons with healthcare education and training (offshore medics), cf. sections 36 and 37, in order to perform medical treatment and other healthcare tasks as required until sick or injured persons can receive treatment onshore.

(3) The number of offshore medics shall be appropriate for the specific conditions on the installation.

(4) On each permanently manned installation there shall be a number of persons who have completed a recognised first-aid course and who are not assigned other emergency functions in a critical situation.

35. Where it is deemed appropriate from a health perspective by the offshore medics referred to in section 36(1), or by the delegating physician referred to in section 36(2), the health services may cover all installations that are mutually interconnected by bridges and between which there is free mobility for persons.

36.-(1) Offshore medics shall have authorisation as a physician in Denmark and shall have a licence to practice independently as a physician pursuant to the Act on Authorisation of Health Officials and on the Provision of Health Services, cf. however, subsection (2).

(2) Offshore medics who are not physicians as described in subsection (1) may only perform health tasks to the extent delegated to them by a physician pursuant to the Executive Order on the use of assistants by authorised health officials. Delegating physicians shall have authorisation as a physician in Denmark and shall have a licence to practice independently as a physician pursuant to the Act on Authorisation of Health Officials and on the Provision of Health Services.

37.-(1) Offshore medics shall, based on a healthcare assessment, possess the required qualifications, including practical training, to provide the necessary treatment of physical traumas until the injured person can receive treatment onshore.

(2) The qualifications described in subsection (1) shall be kept up-to-date and improved in accordance with healthcare developments in general.

38. Offshore medics shall have language skills enabling them to communicate as required with the crew onboard the installation and to perform their tasks properly.

39. If the delegating physician referred to in section 36(2) cannot be consulted in a critical situation, in the event of an accident and similar, an offshore medic who is not a physician as described in section 36(1) may administer the required medication based on an overall assessment of the condition of the sick or injured person, indications and contra-indications for use of the medicinal product, etc. In such situations, the offshore medic shall brief the delegating physician referred to in section 36(2) about the medication as soon as possible.

40.-(1) The management system of the operator and the owner, respectively, shall include a job description which covers the healthcare work of the offshore medic.

(2) The representatives of the employees in the organised collaboration on health and safety of the operator and the owner, respectively, shall be briefed about the job description mentioned in subsection (1).

41. The offshore medic shall keep precise and updated records of all health-related operations. These records shall be treated with confidentiality according to the same guidelines as apply in the Danish health service.

Part 10 - Medicinal products and medical devices

42.-(1) On the basis of an assessment by a physician, there shall be an appropriate stock of medicinal products, technical disinfectants, bandages and dressings, nursing requisites and instruments.

(2) The physician referred to in subsection (1) shall have authorisation as a physician in Denmark and shall have a licence to practice independently as a physician pursuant to the Act on Authorisation of Health Officials and on the Provision of Health Services.

(3) There shall be facilities on the installation to store the stock of medical supplies referred to in subsection (1) appropriately.

(4) An up-to-date list of all items in the stock of medical supplies referred to in subsection (1) and a description of any storage requirements shall be available on the installation.

43.-(1) Permanently manned installations shall be equipped with suitable breathing and resuscitation equipment, as well as the required first-aid appliances for use in the event of accidents. Such equipment and appliances shall be available in adequate quantities and placed at appropriate points.

(2) In connection with visits to non-permanently manned installations, the required first-aid appliances for use in the event of accidents shall be carried, and at least one of the persons onboard shall have completed the first-aid course referred to in section 34(4).

Part 11 - Exemptions, penalties etc.

44.-(1) The Danish WEA may, where special circumstances so warrant, grant exemptions from this Executive Order, provided that doing so is deemed reasonable and wholly justifiable from a health and safety perspective, and to the extent that doing so is commensurate with the directives implemented by this Executive Order.

(2) When processing applications for exemption from sections 36 and 37 and sections 41-43, the Danish WEA shall request a statement from the Danish Health Authority.

45.-(1) Unless a more severe penalty is due under the Offshore Safety Act or other legislation, anyone who violates sections 3-6, sections 9-13, section 16, section 17(1)-(4), section 18(1) and (3)-(4), sections 20 and 21, Section 22(1)-(4), sections 23-25, section 26(1), sections 27-34, section 36(2), sections 37 and 38, section 39, 2nd clause and sections 40-43 shall be subject to a fine.

(2) For violation of the provisions of subsection (1), within the frameworks of section 71 of the Offshore Safety Act, the employer may be subject to a fine, notwithstanding the fact that the violation cannot be attributed to the employer as intentional or negligent. A condition for the individual employer being subject to a fine is that the violation can be attributed to one or more persons attached to the enterprise, or the enterprise itself. No alternative penalty shall be stipulated in lieu of such a fine.

(3) Companies, etc. (legal persons) may incur criminal liability according to the regulations in chapter 5 of the Criminal Code. Section 71(3) of the Danish Offshore Safety Act shall apply correspondingly.

Part 12 - Entry into force

46.-(1) This Executive Order shall enter into force on 1 November 2015.

(2) At the same time Executive Order no. 798 of 11 July 2012 on emergency response etc. on offshore installations shall be repealed.

(3) Section 3(3) shall enter into force from 19 July 2016.

(4) In exceptional circumstances, the operator and the owner, respectively, may derogate from the requirement to complete training in helicopter evacuation, cf. section 13(2), no. 4 for persons who are unable to complete the entire training course for health reasons. The health reasons in question shall be documented by way of a medical statement.

(5) Derogations pursuant to subsection (4) do not include training in connection with first-time completion or refreshment of the basic safety course for persons employed on 1 July 2012 or later to work on installations located in Danish territorial waters or in the Danish continental shelf area.

(6) For mobile installations classified pursuant to the 1979 edition of the MODU Code, and which, on the date of entry into force of this Executive Order, have an operating licence pursuant to section 28 of the Offshore Safety Act which was issued before 1 August 2012, section 28(1) shall not take effect until the operating licence is to be renewed, or a modification licence is to be obtained pursuant to section 29 of the Offshore Safety Act with regard to life-saving appliances.

47. The international adoptions referred to in section 17(5), section 18(2), section 28(1), section 29(2) and section 46(6) will not be announced in the Danish Law Gazette. The international adoptions in question are pending review at the Danish WEA.

Danish WEA, 23 October 2015

Peter Vesterheden

/ Katrine Krone