Health and safety in the industry, particularly the issue of helicopter transfers to and from offshore installations, has been put under intense scrutiny by the media and the general public - and rightly so.
The only way for the industry to demonstrate that safety is of paramount importance is to empower its employees in a working environment where no-one needs to fear repercussions for raising safety concerns.
To do this we need more safety representatives - not advisers who are there to advise the employer on health and safety - but representatives acting on behalf of the workers, conducting regular risk assessments, acting in a consultative manner and actioning the workers' safety concerns with the employer.
Give these safety reps full-time facilities in order to perform these functions effectively.
Give them roving responsibilities, covering multiple platforms and employers across the North Sea with the power to stop unsafe working practices with immediate effect.
Enshrine these rights in legislation, alongside the right for workers to down tools should their health and safety be subject to compromise as a result of unsafe working practices.
And why not? Offshore workers are educated to stop the job if they see something unsafe but they will feel more confident in doing so knowing they have statutory protections.
Oil & Gas UK talks about a "boots-on" campaign and a restoration of worker confidence as the offshore helicopters return to the skies.
But confidence and safety go hand in hand; they can't be achieved without each other.
Empower the workers with these modest safety reform proposals then we can collectively work towards a safer offshore environment, from the moment the helicopter takes off from the terminal to the moment it returns.
It'll be of no comfort to the families of last Friday's tragedy but it can be a starting point for rebuilding the reputation of our offshore industry.