Step Change in Safety reports an incident in which there was a potential dropped object due to an unsecured door on a load. The incident occurred when a flat pack spooler unit was being lifted from a vessel onto a platform.
What went wrong? What were the causes?
During the lift, the storage door had opened which revealed a small toolbox inside which was not secured.
Secondary retention solution put in place:
Unsuitable secondary retention methods include linchpins, R-clips, spring/roll/nappy pins or any other type of pin device. All these means of secondary retention for lifting equipment or securing at height can spring open or be knocked out.
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