Offloading equipment from a supply boat is one of the normal lifting operations for offshore rig. Therefore, it is very imperative to follow safety work practices while working with the crane. Crane operators have the responsibility to work with the crane safely. Before any lifting operation, a pre job safety meeting with all crew must be conducted and the plan must be clearly explained to the crew. A banksman will be only one dedicated people to give the signal to the crane operator. While lifting, there must be no one underneath the crane because anything can happen even though a crane is properly inspected.
This video is very good example to learn about the offshore crane failure. The operation was to lift the subsea well head off the boat to the rig. The crane operator picked up the wellhead from the boat. Unfortunately, the crane did not properly function and it resulted in failure. The crane bloom was damaged and fell into the sea. We strongly believe that nobody got hurts from this situation.
What we can learn from this crane failure incident.
- Be aware of any mechanical failure by staying away from the line of fire, dropped zone, etc.
- Keep good work practice
- Do not stay in an area where there is no place to run away
These are some good documents about the crane safely which you can study.
We wish that this learning will help you get more understanding about the crane hazard and we strongly believe that this can be applied in any operation.
Safety is our value.