Step Change in Safety is committed to working with the UK oil and gas industry to continually improve safety and make the UKCS the safest oil and gas province in the world in which to work.
An essential part of that mission is learning from previous experiences through collaboration. Our searchable catalogue of hundreds of Safety Alerts and Safety Moments are all designed as learning resources that can help improve workplace safety. All contributions remain anonymous to encourage sharing within the industry. No company names, platforms, fields, locations, dates and individuals are referred to in our Safety Alerts and Moments.
Safety Alerts give details of events surrounding an incident or near miss and provide good practice guidance in order to prevent similar issues. Safety Moments are downloadable PowerPoint presentations detailing an incident, near miss or good practice, and which provide discussion points and related resources for use as learning tools.
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In the line of fire (includes film clip)
During the lift, a caisson swung uncontrollably, crushing and breaking the pelvis of one of the load handlers.
High Value Learning - Failure of a fire pump clutch, as a result of a gear box anti-rotation in failure
A failure of a diesel engine driven fire pump clutch occurred during routine pump start up. Clutch components were released at high speed…
Failure of Carbon Steel Piping due to Methanol Stress Corrosion Cracking
After approximately 18 months in service, a pinhole leak was observed on a carbon steel line from the methanol storage vessels to methanol…
High Value Learning - Hydrocarbon release and spill to sea from newly installed controlled valve stem packing after a very short operation life
The control valve gland plate loading bolts and nuts became detached from the valve, leading to a loss of containment at the valve stem…
Lithium Ion Battery Overheated Following Exposure to Water
Following the event, the lithium ion battery was removed and found to be overheating. Shortly thereafter the battery started to smoke then…
Serious cut to finger whilst handling insulation jacket
Whilst holding the section of stainless steel insulation, the pipe stuck and the material slipped within his hand. This caused the…