Data on the size and shape of the offshore workforce has been made available on Oil & Gas UK’s website in an effort to help guide the future design of offshore safety equipment.
"With our representative sample we assessed their ability to pass one another in restricted width settings or to exit helicopter windows, to assess buoyant force in survival suits, and have also identified 11 ‘physique clusters’ which typify the workers,” he added.
“Findings will help inform all aspects of offshore ergonomics and health and safety, such as survival suit design and space availability in corridors and work environments offshore,” Borwell said.
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