The Marine Safety Forum (MSF) has published a safety alert regarding a potential dropped object. Back-loading of a large piece of equipment took place from an offshore location. Subsequently on the quayside it was discovered that a steel blanking plate had been stored in the fork-lift pocket of this piece of equipment whilst it had been in service offshore. The unit had been offshore for around two years. This plate had potential to cause serious harm had it fallen out and dropped.
Further information is available at marinesafetyforum.org/images/msf-safety-alert-16.04.pdf
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