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Offshore worker numbers return to pre-pandemic levels says OGUK

18 June 2021

UK oil and gas industry representative body OGUK has reported that the number offshore sector workers has reached a milestone by returning to pre-pandemic national lockdown levels.

OGUK figures showed that the average daily numbers of workers offshore for the week ending 13 June 2021 was 11,238 – a slight increase on March 2020 when there were 11,183 personnel on board installations, and 4,037 more than the height of the first lockdown in April 2020.

OGUK health, safety and environment director Trevor Stapleton said: 'It has been an incredibly difficult 18 months for our sector, and we're encouraged to see the number of workers returning to their critical offshore work, continue to rise to pre-pandemic levels.'

While this milestone was welcomed, 'the safety of our workforce offshore remains our top priority', added Mr Stapleton.


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