Crane operations are a critical part of moving equipment to, from and around assets on a daily basis within the oil and gas industry.
It is therefore crucial that the cranes are subject to a rigorous maintenance scheme and that any operations utilising cranes are properly planned, risk assessed and carried out in a safe manner. Failure to follow any of these critical safety elements when carrying out crane operations could result in this activity becoming a significant Major Accident Hazard should failure occur, for example: crane collapse, crane components or load striking live plant, supply vessel being damaged, or subsea structures or pipelines being struck.
Stop and think, “What would be the consequence on my site should any of these failures occur?”.
Joined-Up Thinking Pack
A Joined-Up Thinking pack examining an offshore lifting incident. This short, informative and interactive pack takes around 30 minutes to deliver.
Lifting & Mechanical Handling Guidelines
The guidelines are aimed at anyone involved in lifting and mechanical handling operations, particularly those who risk assess and plan these operations, and the supervisors of the personnel performing them.
Crane Operations Podcast: Equipment checks and maintenance
Dave Steele, account lead with the cranes and lifting division at EnerMech delivers this podcast on crane operations, part of Step Change in Safety’s Q2 safety theme for 2021, Safe Lifting Operations and Preventing Falling Objects. Dave talks listeners through key crane and lifting equipment checks and maintenance. Where safe operations are the main objective, physical checks, team competence, dynamic risk assessments and communications are paramount.
Our thanks to EnerMech for its contribution.
Crane Operations podcast: Maintenance
This crane operations podcast, part of Step Change in Safety’s 2021 Q2 safety theme, Safe Lifting Operations and Preventing Falling Objects, has been provided by Awilco Drilling. Ian Michael Bond, lifting supervisor, and David Dagnel, senior mechanic, talk about the importance of crane maintenance with regard to safe lifting operations and its importance to the workforce, the rig and the company. They highlight some of the inspections, checks and maintenance that they carry out. As a result of these processes, Awilco Drilling has recently (podcast recorded spring 2021) achieved two years zero crane operational downtime and no incidents.
Thank you to Awilco Drilling for its contribution.