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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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989 1 pdf A work party was instructed to remove rigging on a scaffold platform 6 metres above the deck. During the derigging, slings were placed adjacent to the ladder access point and a 3 tonne pull... Read more
24 May 2011
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Two experienced mechanics were carrying out planned maintenance on twin HVAC (heating, ventilation, & air conditioning) units. The JHA & Work Permit recognized the risk of "windmilling" (i.e... Read more
12 May 2011
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The rig crane operator had just landed a container on the Starboard forward area of the deck, it was then unhooked and one of the AB’s decided to “walk” the crane pennant wire some 10 metres aft... Read more
12 May 2011
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One crane was parked across the deck at an angle of 60 degrees; the other crane was being used to move container on deck. This operation allowed close proximity between the two cranes. The whipline... Read more
12 May 2011
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1002 2 pdf 1002 1 pdf A Second Engineer was taking a water sample from the air cooler radiator of an air compressor. He was closing the drain sample point using a spanner held in his left hand and... Read more
12 May 2011
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984 4 pdf 984 3 pdf 984 2 pdf 984 1 pdf An engine room fire onboard a MODU offshore Australia recently caused significant damage. The fire took one hour to bring under control, and a further 3 hours... Read more
12 May 2011
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983 1 pdf Mudskips (DCB type) were being unloaded from a lorry when 1 on the forks of the forklift truck and 1 on the lorry trailer fell onto the yard surface. This was casued by the lifting sling... Read more
12 May 2011
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982 1 pdf Two wire rope crane pennants which had been manufactured using a procedure known as Flemish eye splice have been identified by the manufacturer as faulty, after a failure in service. The... Read more
12 May 2011
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981 1 pdf An offshore supply vessel was in port for tank cleaning of its mud and base oil tanks prior to taking on board a fresh cargo. The base oil was a combustible liquid with a flash point of 75°... Read more
12 May 2011
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980 1 pdf HSE have issued the following warning regarding the equipment noted above. "The fixed rail vertical fall arrest system type 0529.7102 manufactured by the German company HACA Leitern has... Read more
12 May 2011

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