Safety, Environment & Legislation

2011 Safety Flashes

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IMCA Safety Flash 01/11 – January 2011

  1. Broken right hand index finger
  2. Inappropriate use of snap hooks
  3. Functional safety of control systems
  4. Serious failure of CO₂fire-fighting system
  5. Lifting operations - securing equipment
  6. Failure of home-made equipment

IMCA Safety Flash 02/11 – February 2011

  1. Kirby Morgan SL 17C partially detached from neck dam
  2. Serious hand injury during use of deck scaler
  3. Service bulletin

IMCA Safety Flash 03/11 – April 2011

  1. Failure of hydraulic fitting at pressure
  2. Crane motion reference unit (MRU) malfunctions after overheating
  3. Fake emergency escape breathing devices (EEBD sets)

IMCA Safety Flash 04/11 – April 2011

  1. Crane boom dropped object
  2. Low pressure mud hose parted
  3. Hot work conducted within the 500 metres safety zone

IMCA Safety Flash 05/11 – June 2011

  1. Near miss: security of equipment
  2. Improper use of tools: bruising
  3. Lack of safety awareness: crush injury during lifting operations
  4. Anchor handling incident
  5. Diver safety – high pressure water jetting
  6. Failure of fall wire - fatality

IMCA Safety Flash 06/11 – July 2011

  1. Person fell after safety lanyard failed
  2. Confined space - multiple fatality
  3. Confined space - multiple fatalities
  4. Failed chain link - catastrophic failures in mooring system

IMCA Safety Flash 07/11 – July 2011

  1. Reliance on crane limits caused crane damage and dropped objects
  2. Galley fryer fire
  3. Shackles in rigging assembly below required safe working load (SWL)
  4. Near miss: Personnel almost caught between crane house and scaffold pipe
  5. Injury: Failure of subsea HP water jetting gun
  6. Incorrect information in user manual for fixed fire-fighting system

IMCA Safety Flash 08/11 – July 2011

  1. Hand injury while using hydraulic impact wrench
  2. Recent near miss incidents involving potential dropped objects
  3. Electrician received electric shock
  4. Fatality after capsize of workboat with eight persons onboard

IMCA Safety Flash 09/11 – July 2011

  1. Failure of fall wire - Update to safety flash 05/11

IMCA Safety Flash 10/11 – September 2011

  1. Oxygen regulator explodes causing injury
  2. Lifeboat drill – near casualty
  3. Gimballed frying pan – handle assembly failure
  4. Serious injury as a result of a fall from height
  5. Fatality during rope access work
  6. Collision between vessel and installation resulting in damage to both
  7. Mooring line operational safety

IMCA Safety Flash 11/11 – October 2011

  1. Failure of pressure washer
  2. Equipment damage - dropped ROV/Tether Management System (TMS)
  3. Grinding disc with defects
  4. Gas detector safety alert
  5. Collision between OSV and barge
  6. Oil spill in port whilst discharging waste oil
  7. Fire extinguisher recall - faulty equipment
  8. Pilot ladder failure

IMCA Safety Flash 12/11 – November 2011

  1. Offshore tank container rigging failure
  2. Near miss: Dropped object: 6kg sledge hammer head
  3. Near miss: Crane winch wire damaged crane cab during heavy seas
  4. Near miss: Diver working under suspended load
  5. Fast rescue boat dropped 18m into sea - injuring crew
  6. Dynamic positioning (DP) system failure
  7. Engine room CO₂isolating valve
  8. Engine room fire on offshore vessel

IMCA Safety Flash 13/11 – November 2011

  1. Near miss: Dropped taut wire clump weight
  2. LTI: Thumb injury
  3. Near miss: Winch wire parted and crane block dropped
  4. Fall protection product recall
  5. Failure of rescue boat release mechanism
  6. Person injured by parts ejected under pressure
  7. Fatal diving incident

IMCA Safety Flash 14/11 – December 2011

  1. Near miss – diver loss of gas
  2. Identification of differential pressures subsea during diving operations
  3. Crewman injured when steel plates fell against him
  4. Lifeboat falls after equipment failure
  5. Diver helmet hat light
  6. Failure of pallet lifters
  7. Near miss during anchor line recovery
  8. Poor condition of lifting strops
  9. Leak of oil-based mud from drain valve
  10. Biocide incident