Offshore workers travel to and from oil and gas installations by helicopter. It is vital that the industry constantly monitors and works to improve helicopter safety.

The safety of offshore helicopter transport over the last 20 years (1992-2012) is reviewed here.

Step Change in Safety’s Helicopter Safety Steering Group was established in August 2010 to take over the work started by the Helicopter Task Group (HTG) following the helicopter crash on 1 April 2009.