• Published: 20 Jun 2011
  • Incident ID: 3319

Deck Grating Failure

Cause & Consequence

  • Handling, lifting or carrying
Incident Consequence

Incident Location

Fixed Installation

Incident Activity


Incident Info Source

Chevron Fiona Gibson

Specific Incident Equipment

Kennedy deck grating

Lessons Identified

It is possible to fit deck grating in the incorrect orientation and any grating sections removed should be inspected by a supervisor prior to returning the worksite for general use.

Incident Recommendations

Inspect all deck gratings to ensure they have been fitted correctly.

Share incident with Team Leaders to re-iterate that any gratings removed need to be re-installed correctly i.e. the welded section of grating to the outer frame which undergoes the most stresses should be placed above the structural beams.

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