HSE RSS feeds » Offshore bulletin http://news.hse.gov.uk News and updates about health and safety from the Health and Safety Executive Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:43:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 Safety bulletin – Ergonomic Issues of DP Vessel Controls http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/dp-vessel-controls.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/dp-vessel-controls.htm#comments Mon, 19 Dec 2016 13:58:19 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52606 A semisubmersible DP drilling rig lost control of position for several minutes.  During this time it was obliged to shear the drill pipe and disengage the lower marine riser package, LMRP. Operators of dynamically positioned vessels and offshore installations should review the ergonomic aspects of their control system.

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Safety bulletin – Offshore Crane Safety Systems http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/crane-safety-systems.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/crane-safety-systems.htm#comments Fri, 18 Nov 2016 11:02:52 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=52480 This Alert is to remind duty holders of the requirement to have measures in place to verify the correct operation and the correct settings of all safety systems and limits on offshore cranes.

 

 

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Safety notice – Use of barrier glands in potentially explosive atmospheres to meet IEC 60079-14:2013 (edition 5) http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/use-of-barrier-glands.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/use-of-barrier-glands.htm#comments Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:30:05 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=50849 The current International Standard allows the use of a ‘standard’ Ex certified flameproof gland as opposed to a Ex certified ‘barrier gland’ without the requirement to apply the previous flowchart used in the British Standard. There is evidence this approach creates a fire and explosion risk. This notice provides information on what action to take.

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Safety alert – Catastrophic failure of a pipework clamp connector http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/catastrophic-failure-of-a-techlok-clamp.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/catastrophic-failure-of-a-techlok-clamp.htm#comments Mon, 21 Sep 2015 08:00:01 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49534 This safety alert highlights the issue of inadequate material properties of small diameter clamp connectors and the potential for sudden brittle failure following an incident which occurred on an offshore production platform where a 1” diameter Vector ‘Techlok’ pipework clamp connector catastrophically failed causing a gas release.

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Safety alert – ‘Norfolk Range’ large wheeled dry powder fire extinguishers manufactured before 2009 http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/norfolk-large-wheeled-dry-powder-fire-extinguishers.htm http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/norfolk-large-wheeled-dry-powder-fire-extinguishers.htm#comments Thu, 13 Aug 2015 10:00:41 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=49094 Norfolk Range large dry powder fire extinguishers, manufactured before 2009 by UK Fire International Ltd, may be affected by moisture ingress at a threaded joint at the base of the unit, rendering the unit inoperable.

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Safety alert – External chloride stress corrosion cracking of stainless steel Lokring pipe connectors http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/lokring-pipe-connectors.html http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/lokring-pipe-connectors.html#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:30:48 +0000 HSE http://news.hse.gov.uk/?p=48054 This safety alert highlights the issue of chloride stress corrosion cracking which has been found to affect stainless steel Lokring pipe connectors, and advises on actions required.

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