• Published: 3 Jan 2018
  • Incident ID: 4114

Preventing static dropped objects

Cause & Consequence

  • Moving, flying or falling object

Contributing Factor

  • Complacency
  • Commitment
  • Culture

Description of Process

A platform was 'swept' to collect all potential dropped objects.

Description of Incident

2200kg of potential dropped objects were collected, equivalent to the the mass of two small cars.

Good Practice Guidance

Dropped objects affect every stage of an installation’s lifecycle.

Particular attention should be paid during times of change, e.g. commissioning, shutdowns, modifications, following severe weather events, decommissioning and in areas of infrequent use.

•When did we last do a sweep of our installation?
•Are worksites in a tidy condition when we start work?
•When we finish a job, do we always clear up? If not, what prevents us?

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