Piper Alpha Public Inquiry: Records. After announcing on 7 July 1. Piper Alpha, Cecil Parkinson, Secretary of State for Energy made a further statement on 1. July outlining the form the inquiry would take. These regulations were made under the Mineral Workings (Offshore Installations) Act 1. They provide full powers for appointing assessors, summoning witnesses, collecting evidence and making recommendations.
The Hon Lord Cullen, a Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland, was appointed to chair the inquiry. He was assisted by three assessors, Mr Malcolm Ford CBE, Professor Frank Lees and Mr Brian Appleton. Scottish Law Officers represented the public interest.
In addition, a technical investigation was conducted jointly by the Department of Energy and the Health and Safety Commission to establish the cause of the accident and report back to the inquiry. The investigation, by Mr James Petrie, Director of Safety in the Department of Energy's Petroleum Engineering Division, was held under s. Health and Safety at Work Act 1. Mineral Workings (Offshore Installations) Act 1.
Cullen Report and Offshore. Piper 25 and the future of offshore safety. Piper Alpha changed processes and personnel safety in the North Sea beyond all. The Cullen Reports The Cullen Report can. The first Cullen Report was prompted by Occidental Petroleum's Piper Alpha disaster on 6 July 1988. Copyright Jim Thomson 2013 Safety In Engineering Ltd 2. In the Piper Alpha Enquiry, Cullen reviewed evidence. Copyright Jim Thomson 2013 Safety In.