• Published: 5 Jan 2024

Incorrectly Supplied Air Horn – contained propane/butane propellant

Incorrectly Supplied Air horn
Incorrectly Supplied Air horn

Description of Incident

While moving breathing apparatus rescue equipment in the habitat for the port slops tank, it was identified that the Air-Horns in use were not as per equipment normally used.

Upon further investigation, it was noted that the cans contain a propane/butane mix.

Two cans were removed from the habitat, and a further 4 cans were found in the vendor's work container.

Findings / follow-up actions:

  • The vendor that supplied the equipment was unaware of the potential hazards with the items
  • The vendor checked their ERP system and confirmed they did not have this type of air-horn on any other offshore location :
  • All air horns on site were checked to ensure they are safe to use and contain no flammable gasses

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