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Notices served

Notice 312514554 served against Repsol Resources UK Limited on 18/05/2022
Notice Type Improvement Notice
Description You failed to ensure that lifting operations were properly planned, appropriately supervised and carried out in a safe manner such that on the 27th March 2022 during the removal of the John Brown B Turbine rotor two 74 kg beam trolleys and associated lifting equipment weighing 80 kg and a beam clamp weighing 34 kg fell approximately 4.6 meters to deck landing with in 1m of a member of the lifting team and within the barriered off lifting area where the other 3 members of the lifting team and 4 other personnel were located. It was foreseeable that one or more of these personnel could have been seriously injured or killed by this falling lifting equipment. During the event, the turbine rotor swung in an uncontrolled manner causing one of the work party to fall to the floor causing minor injuries. This incident occurred because you had failed to install appriopriate end stops on the lifting beam OCA38 and you had failed to identify that these were not installed during the planning of the lift or during the inspection of the worksite before commencing the lift. Our investigation identified that you had used freewheeling trolleys rather than the geared trolleys as required by the lift plan and you had not carried out any review or authorisation of this significant change. Furthermore, we identified a number of significant errors within the lift plan and associated lifting drawings which were not identified during your lift planning, review and authorisation processes.
Compliance Date 30/09/2022 Revised Compliance Date 21/10/2022
Result Complied with

Breaches involved in this Notice

Location of Offence
Address Claymore (14/19)/Repsol Resour
14 / 19 Claymore
SO40 2RT
Region Scotland
Local Authority Aberdeen City UA
Industry Extractive and utility supply industries
Type of Location Offshore Safety Directive Regulator
HSE Details
HSE Group EDU3OFFS HSE Directorate Energy Division
HSE Area HSE Division Scotland
Updated: 2020-03-04