Alerts iconDon’t put your finger in the wrong place: failure to isolate equipment causes serious finger injury

What happened? While carrying out work to fix the hydraulic arm of an ROV manipulator, the person involved was trying to adjust the position of the piston to align holes to receive shear pin.  They used their finger to confirm alignment of the Clevis and Hydraulic shaft holes and when the piston moved, it trapped … Continue reading “Don’t put your finger in the wrong place: failure to isolate equipment causes serious finger injury”

Alerts iconGalley electric shock – uncontrolled portable electrical equipment

What happened? A person cleaning the galley got a mains electric shock; during galley cleaning, the chief cook was using a wet cloth to wipe clean the food preparation areas.  Mounted on an adjacent to the splash back was an electrical power board/extension socket.  The wet cloth contacted the electrical power board, resulting in the … Continue reading “Galley electric shock – uncontrolled portable electrical equipment”

Alerts iconDropped load – water

What happened? Riggers were attempting to lift a pallet of bottled water between decks of a vessel when the load hit an Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC), causing several packets of water bottles to fall from the load.  The water bottles were in packs of 6 (weight per pack = 9kg) and fell approx. 11m.  This … Continue reading “Dropped load – water”

Alerts iconOxygen service regulators

What happened? It was discovered on several dive sites that regulators being used on high pressure gas quads of greater than 25% oxygen were not actually suitable for oxygen service.  Component parts of an oxygen system are said to be fit for oxygen service when they are both: Oxygen clean; Constructed from components with high … Continue reading “Oxygen service regulators”