Petition for safer air travel

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Over 3,000 offshore workers have called on Oil and Gas UK (O&GUK) bosses to urgently act in order to improve the safety of helicopter transfers to and from North Sea installations.

Unite representatives submitted a petition to O&GUK on December 20, backing the demands of the ‘Back Home Safe’ campaign which calls for improvements to offshore helicopter design, survival contingencies and training and to implement all previous recommendations made by authorities to maximise the safety of workers. Unite regional industrial officer Tommy Campbell said: “The views of over 3,000 offshore workers cannot be ignored and their collective voice is loud and clear: They want safer helicopter transfers.”