More than a dropped object - Safety Moment

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Rating: 
5
Average: 5 (4 votes)
Alert ID: 
04024
Description of Process: 

A car travelling along a road in Aberdeenshire was struck by an object.

Description of Incident: 

A 15kg object came through the windscreen.  It is thought the object was left on top of a container that came back from offshore and was being transported on a lorry travelling in the opposite direction.

Good Practice Guidance: 
•Pre-transportation checks must be undertaken and given high importance
•People responsible for loading and transportation must be observant and ensure loads are secure
•Everyone must remain in a safe area, clear of lifts until the cargo is landed
•All dropped and potential dropped objects must be reported to the installation and vessel owner
Causes and consequences of incident or accident: 
Moving, flying or falling object
Contributing factor: 
Complacency
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