There are a number of mechanical lifting aids on our sites which if used correctly can significantly reduce the need for manual handling and in turn assist in preventing injuries to personnel.
However, these types of equipment themselves, if used incorrectly, can be a cause of injury to personnel directly and lead to dropped loads.
Therefore, it is essential to ensure that individuals are trained and competent to use them and their use has been planned and risk assessed so they can be carried out in a safe manner.
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.
LSR Safe Mechanical Lifting Podcast
The Life Saving Rules podcast on Safe Mechanical Lifting is by Will Talbot, cranes and lifting technical authority with Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Ltd
Mechanical Lifting Podcast: EnerMech
Roy Begg, account lead with EnerMech’s cranes and lifting department, provides this podcast on mechanical lifting, which is the third subtopic of the 2021 Q2 safety theme, Safe Lifting Operations and Preventing Falling Objects. In the short podcast, Roy reminds listeners of the need for inspection and maintenance checks and the importance of not becoming complacent when carrying out ‘routine lifts’. He also reiterates how the smallest dropped objects have the potential to result in a fatality.
Our thanks to member company EnerMech for contributing this podcast.
Mechanical Lifting Podcast: Wood
This mechanical lifting operations podcast, part of Step Change in Safety’s 2021 Q2 safety theme, Safe Lifting Operations and Preventing Falling Objects, has been provided by Kenny Lawtie, an offshore lifting expert. Kenny is Head of Lifting / Lifting Technical Authority and Lead Construction Engineer at Wood PLC. In the podcast he talks listeners through the key aspects of safe mechanical lifting, routine non-crane lifts, lifting competence and closely following safe processes and procedures. He also highlights the importance of specific risk assessments and that their communication and understanding is paramount, and ensuring that controls are in place prior to beginning operations. Kenny has the safety of all of his offshore personnel as his top priority.