The HSE has published fi gures for the HSE regulated offshore gas and oil industry, which confi rms that for a second year running there were no fatal injuries recorded in 2008/09 with a further drop in the combined fatal and major injury rate. Maintenance and construction work accounted for the highest number of injuries followed by deck operations. Whilst keen to highlight the improvement in the fi gures, the HSE also warned that the fi gures were not to be looked at in isolation as the head of offshore safety at the HSE, Steve Walker, stated “The tragic loss on 1 April 2009 of 17 workers in two separate air transport and maritime incidents – areas not regulated by the HSE – is a stark reminder of the hazards of working offshore and the need to ensure they are carefully managed.” The offshore injury, ill health and incident statistics report 2008 /09 can be downloaded at: