Incident alert

LOCATION:
AGGREGATE DREDGER
ACTIVITY:
ACCESS & EGRESS & WORKING AT HEIGHT
SUB ACTIVITY:
N/A
ALERT STATUS:
High Potential
DATE ISSUED:
04/03/2020 18:04:46
INCIDENT No:
02551

TITLE
Fatal 6 - Working at height - BMAPA Alert
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
ACCIDENT / INCIDENT DETAILS

A UK marine aggregate dredger was undergoing a routine repair stop. A Permit to Work was raised to allow access to the cargo hold for repair yard employees, the cargo hold was cleared, and the gangway was slung for lifting out. The two employees exited the cargo hold via the gangway and immediately started to dismantle the handrails around the cargo hold access at the aft side of the scaffolding tower.

The Permit to Work did not cover the removing of the scaffolding, employees were not certified scaffolders and they were not wearing safety harnesses. As a result of the handrails being removed, they had exposed themselves to a 10m fall into the bottom of the cargo hold. The vessels Safety Officer intervened, stopped the job and removed the employees from the vessel.

ACCIDENT / INCIDENT IMAGES
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Shows where scaffolding was removed
LEARNING POINTS / ACTIONS TAKEN

  • Lack of risk awareness by repair yard employees with regard to Working at Height and of following clear safety procedures.

  • The employees were not trained, authorised or competent to dismantle scaffolding

  • The initial investigation report from the repair yard was unsatisfactory.


LEARNING POINTS / ACTIONS IMAGES




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