This paper is a combined review of the literature on the safety culture in the offshore industry as a whole and safety in the offshore access industry. As well as a review on best practices to incorporate new technologies and systems into an organisation. Safe offshore access is a challenge that all players in the offshore energy industry face, and setting the standards requires the continuous implementation of new technologies and higher managements' hands-on involvement in its implementation.

Finally, this paper looks at three key criteria that could bring the safety culture from being responsive to preventive and ultimately to proactive. It does so by evaluating the safety culture using the Hudson's safety culture ladder. In the end, it is always important to note that safety is the responsibility of everyone.

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