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What’s the difference? Safety Alerts give details of events surrounding an incident, near-miss or good practice. Safety Moments are downloadable PowerPoint presentations which give details of an incident, near-miss or good practice, discussion questions and related resources. Please note that every Safety Alert and Moment is deliberately kept anonymous to encourage sharing within the industry. No companies, installations, dates or names will be identified within the Alert or Moment.

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Average: 4.8 (10 votes)
After approximately 18 months in service, a pinhole leak was observed on a carbon steel line from the methanol storage vessels to methanol transfer pumps. Further examination revealed multiple leaks...
20 Mar 2019
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Average: 5 (3 votes)
Following the event, the lithium ion battery was removed and found to be overheating. Shortly thereafter the battery started to smoke then catch fire. Fortunately, the fire was controlled and...
15 Feb 2019
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Average: 5 (4 votes)
Whilst holding the section of stainless steel insulation, the pipe stuck and the material slipped within his hand. This caused the insulation jacket to move and the technician instinctively put his...
01 Feb 2019
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Average: 5 (5 votes)
Following the charging and completion of voltage checks, the battery compartment hatch was closed, and the engine was then started. At this point the battery exploded. Pieces of the battery and fluid...
09 Jan 2019
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Average: 5 (4 votes)
A number of months after the PDO was reported, a member of the crew noticed a lot of insulation and cladding debris on a walkway. Upon further inspection a flange was found on an adjacent access...
14 Nov 2018
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Average: 4.6 (5 votes)
A fire in #1 tumble dryer in the platform laundry was caused by the contents of the dryer drum (coveralls) igniting. The fire was identified by fixed platform detection systems and extinguished by...
15 Oct 2018
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Average: 4.7 (9 votes)
A Mechanical Technician was using hydraulic flange spreaders to remove a gasket from pipework during a shutdown. Pre-use checks had been conducted and approved gloves were being worn. He was holding...
07 Sep 2018
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Average: 5 (6 votes)
A deckcrew member was securing them by strapping them to a standard wooden pallet. One of the bottles fell, fracturing the valve. This caused a rapid depletion of air and the cylinder was propelled...
03 Aug 2018
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Average: 5 (4 votes)
Diesel engines used for offshore power generation should be fitted with a shut off valve that blocks the engines intake system, cutting off both the external fuel source and air required to keep the...
30 Jul 2018
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Average: 4.7 (3 votes)
A section of guardrail weighing 55kgs fell 20m from a long-term disused and hard barriered crane pedestal perimeter walkway to a deck walkway directly below.
21 May 2018