Benefits of Joining OCA

The overall role of the OCA is to ensure that the distinct voice of offshore contractors is clearly represented. It adds significant value to its members in three core areas:

Industrial relations

Negotiating directly with the relevant trade unions through the Offshore Contractors Partnership Agreement (OCPA) while helping to shape the National Agreement for the Engineering Construction Industry (the NAECI / Blue Book) covering hourly-paid engineering construction workers on major projects across the UK.

Skills and training

Representing the interests of offshore contractors at the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board where the industry’s training levy is agreed whilst working with organisations such as Skills Development Scotland to ensure training and development is properly aligned to our member’s needs.

Business development

Creating opportunities for our member companies to build closer relationships and share best practice.

Additional benefits include: