Incident alert

LOCATION:
OTHER
ACTIVITY:
MAINTENANCE & HOUSEKEEPING
SUB ACTIVITY:
N/A
ALERT STATUS:
High Potential
DATE ISSUED:
03/04/2020 16:35:57
INCIDENT No:
02554

TITLE
'The Fatal 6' - Unsafe Work at Height & Isolation Breach
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
United Kingdom
ACCIDENT / INCIDENT DETAILS
Contractors were observed working unsafely on a mobile crusher - the crusher wasn’t fully isolated as per Company procedures and their transport vehicle was left unattended with the engine running.

- Contractors had been inducted, and clearance to work issued for the RAP crushing operation

- The clearance to work did not include any maintenance that might be required for the equipment

- Unauthorised maintenance was being carried out by the contractor

- Isolation information was part of the induction regarding Company processes

- Equipment was not fully isolated by the contractor and the contractor did not contact any Company employee regarding the need for isolation

- Work at height was not controlled adequately or an authorised activity by the contractor
ACCIDENT / INCIDENT IMAGES
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LEARNING POINTS / ACTIONS TAKEN
- All contractors must have a specified Company person who will be their point of contact

- The Company person must carry out and document regular interactions with the contractors whilst on
site to ensure task-specific controls are in place and being followed

- All equipment before being worked on must have a Company isolation owner

- All working at height must be adequately controlled through robust HIRA (Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment) and Methods of Work

- All work carried out by contractors must be authorised by Company management.
LEARNING POINTS / ACTIONS IMAGES




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