Walk to Work (W2W) Guidance

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Hamish Holt Hamish Holt
Senior Principal Consultant
The 'Walk to Work' joint industry project (JIP) was initiated and led by DNV GL to develop industry guidance that provides a comprehensive reference source to assist offshore facility operators in achieving safe and efficient personnel transfers to/from their facilities via a gangway system on a workboat, ship or semi-submersible unit.

The term 'Walk to Work’ (W2W) is used to describe this mode of offshore facility manning. Offshore facilities may include, but not be limited to, wind turbines, jacket-supported oil and gas production platforms, and anchor-moored floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) ships. The information contained within the W2W Guidance provides organisations involved in, or considering, the implementation of a W2W solution, suppliers of vessels, gangway systems, onshore services and offshore facility modification services, with information to help deliver a suitable, cost effective and regulatory compliant system. 

The W2W JIP partners were:

  • Ampelmann Operations
  • Babcock
  • BP
  • Damen Shipyards
  • DNV GL
  • Maersk Oil North Sea UK
  • Marine Aluminium
  • Nexen
  • Perenco
  • Shell
  • Siem Offshore Contractors
  • Statkraft
  • Statoil
  • UpTime
  • Vroon Group
  • Wagenborg Offshore
The following regulators also contributed:
  • UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
  • UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)
  • Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA)