It’s thirty years since the offshore oil and gas rig Piper Alpha exploded and collapsed into the North Sea. In less than
an hour 167 men were killed. This is a story about a time when the small slip-ups - a handover forgotten, paperwork
misplaced, the double check overlooked - led to the worst disaster the oil and gas industry has ever seen.
In the first four episodes of this new original podcast by SafetyCulture, we travel to Scotland to find out
why warning signs were ignored, how safety protocols failed and what is left of the men who survived and the community
around them. Why is it that our baselines shift, why aren’t we more afraid of what might happen, and can we change
our thinking to avoid disasters?