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Near miss: Potential dropped object due to unsecured door

What happened?

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.

Actions taken?

Secondary retention solution put in place:

Recommended size of the tie wrap is between 4.7mm and 13.2mm for drop locks. Secondary retention must be in place on all units with drop locks for both outward and inward transportation

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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Members may wish to refer to the following incident:

Safety Event

Published: 23 January 2018
Download: IMCA SF 02/18

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