Teflon pad dropped from crane

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Description of Process: 

Carrying out lifts utilising the installations forward crane

Description of Incident: 

After completing lifts with the forward crane, the crane operator stowed the crane boom in its cradle. The crane operator observed one of the Teflon pads dislodge and fall from the cradle. The pad initially fell onto the handrail around the tunnel air lock roof before falling further into the main deck forward landing area.

Good Practice Guidance: 
  • Ensure planned maintenance is carried out.
  • Carry out inspections on the crane rest for Potential Dropped Objects.
Causes and consequences of incident or accident: 
Moving, flying or falling object
Contributing factor: 
Control of work