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Lessons Learned - Hose Failure On Escape Set

Whilst conducting work in a tank, a Jetting Operative heard a release of air. The Jetting Operative proceeded to open his escape set and leave the tank.

Lessons Learned - Finger Injury Moving Aggregate

Whilst attempting to pick up a bag of aggregate, an individual stubbed his right middle finger on the top of the bag.

Lessons Learned - Dropped Alustar Spigot

Whilst erecting out board scaffolding access for the installation of infill plates, a scaffolder went to remove a spigot from the top part of the standard.

UK - Q2 2018 Safety Summary

We have now passed the half way mark through 2018 and I would like you to take the time to pause and think about how far we have come towards improving our HSEQ performance…

Lessons Learned - Crushed Finger

A work party was dismantling and removing an over side scaffold where the majority of the tube length and weight was unsupported outboard.

Safety Alert - Dropped Impact Wrench Battery Pack

Whilst dismantling long term underdeck scaffolding - the battery pack of a battery operated Impact Wrench dropped to sea after the release mechanism came into contact with the…

Safety Alert - Safety Harness Buckle Types

Personnel have recently noted letter box type belt buckle harnesses have been available for use at various client locations.

Lesson Learned - Barriers

A scaffold crew were constructing a system scaffold and were about 22m above the cellar deck of the platform. The first standard was topped out and one of the crew moved on…

Safety Alert - Corroded Handrail

During a task to move an antenna from a platform handrail, a scaffold fitting which secured a tube to the antenna was in the process of being released, when the handrail snapped.

UK & AFRICA: Q1 2018 SAFETY SUMMARY
UK & AFRICA: Q1 2018 SAFETY SUMMARY

We are now over a quarter of the way into 2018 and celebrated our success of being 1 year Lost Time Incident (LTI) free at the end of 2017.

Safety Alert - Potential Dropped Object on Helideck

A potential dropped object was spotted on the Helideck Netting Frame by an individual whilst walking on the platform.

Safety Alert - Long Term Scaffold

Recently, during a review of long term scaffold, it was identified that there may be a number of structures which had been erected over two years ago which may not have been…

Safety Alert - Paint on skin

So far throughout 2018, two incidents have been reported that involve paint coming into contact with an offshore personnel’s skin.

Safety Alert - Trapped Finger
Safety Alert - Trapped Finger

Recently, an incident occurred offshore when a Scaffolder trapped his left little finger when moving a single scaffold tube. The team were constructing a scaffold to facilitate…

UK & AFRICA: DECEMBER SAFETY SUMMARY 2017
UK & AFRICA: DECEMBER SAFETY SUMMARY 2017

2017 has been a great year for the UK & Africa Region in terms of health, safety, environmental and quality improvements. 

Equipment & Plant: Life-saving rules safety campaign
Equipment & Plant: Life-saving rules safety campaign

Stork's worldwide and diverse operations demand the use of all types of equipment and plant on a daily basis.

Lesson Learned - IP Struck by Hammer

During destruct of long term scaffold, a Stork personnel was using a hammer to open a scaffold fitting gate whilst another was holding the scaffold tube.

Stork Group “Safety Soundbite” November 2017
Stork Group “Safety Soundbite” November 2017

Since August, we have been seeing a steady improvement on our global safety performance and, whilst not on target with Stork’s company-wide goal, we do look set to finish…

UK & Africa: November Safety Summary
UK & Africa: November Safety Summary

With no Lost Workday Cases throughout our operations in 2017, let’s take the time to celebrate and feel proud of our achievement. This is not just luck, this was achieved…

Safety Alert - Adverse Weather
Safety Alert - Adverse Weather

In anticipation of adverse weather conditions over the winter period in the UKCS, we would like to remind operational teams of good working practices at Stork and Client locations.

Slips, Trips and Falls Campaign
Slips, Trips and Falls Campaign

Our campaign focuses on the effects that an injury can have on your personal life outside of work, as well as emphasising that better hazard perception and awareness of your…

UK & Africa: October Safety Summary
UK & Africa: October Safety Summary

A strong safety culture is a result of our collective actions and behaviour every day. From the corporate offices we do our best to support you with the tools you need to be…

Lesson Learned - Dropped Ratchet Spanner

A scaffold team were erecting a scaffold offshore when during the course of their activities a ratchet spanner dropped on to a lower deck walkway. The crew were using standard…

Lesson Learned - Dropped Scaffold Tube
Lesson Learned - Dropped Scaffold Tube

A scaffold crew were constructing a system scaffold and were about 22m above the cellar deck of the platform. The first standard was topped out and one of the crew moved…

Safety Alert - Hidden Trip Hazards
Safety Alert - Hidden Trip Hazards

Recently, an incident occurred on an offshore platform when a Stork employee went over his ankle whilst walking through a temporary workplace habitat. On investigation, it was…

Stork Group “Safety Soundbite” September & October
Stork Group “Safety Soundbite” September & October

Regretfully, three of our colleagues in Continental Europe were seriously injured in September.  Fortunately, all 3 employees are making steady individual recoveries as…

Lesson Learned - Flame Retardant Coveralls
Lesson Learned - Flame Retardant Coveralls

Our offshore personnel use Tyvek suits as part of their PPE for designated scopes. These suits are ordered by the onshore team, as per the job specific risk assessments.

Safety Alert - Eurogrit
Safety Alert - Eurogrit

We have reason to believe that a batch of Eurogrit, an aluminium silicate (coal slag) blasting cleaning abrasive, commonly used for shot blasting operations, may have become…

Safety Alert - Dropped objects during rope access
Safety Alert - Dropped objects during rope access

A rope access team were descending fixed vertical ladders with a back scratcher. They had their equipment bags tethered to their harnesses using a ‘cow tail’ secure…

Safe Systems of Work: life-saving rules safety campaign
Safe Systems of Work: life-saving rules safety campaign

Experience and lessons learned have consistently shown that failure to follow Safe Systems of Work leads to loss affecting people, property of the environment.

UK & Africa: September Safety Summary
UK & Africa: September Safety Summary

In August, we launched two new programmes to improve our personal protection for eyes. Firstly, the eye ft programme, this ensures the frames of standard eye protection are…

2017 REACH Beyond Zero Annual Awards…
2017 REACH Beyond Zero Annual Awards…

Stork, a Fluor company, celebrated its REACH Beyond Zero Annual Awards on 27 September, with ceremonies taking place in Aberdeen, UK; Abu Dhabi, UAE; Port of Spain, Trinidad;…

Safety Alert - Damage to Whipend
Safety Alert - Damage to Whipend

Recent incidents have occurred where whipends (a type of hose) have worn through during blasting operations.

Safety Alert - Bunk Bed Ladders
Safety Alert - Bunk Bed Ladders

Recently, two Stork personnel were injured offshore when climbing in and out of bed due to the bunk bed ladders breaking.   

These incidents are a reminder…

Safety Alert - T-Bolt Fittings
Safety Alert - T-Bolt Fittings

Common practice when using an impact wrench during a scaffold dismantle would be to hold the back of the fitting to prevent it becoming a dropped object. However, when using…

Lessons Learned
Lessons Learned

A Stork Scaffolder (Injured Party) hurt their finger while modifying an existing scaffold on an offshore platform. The IP removed a scaffold tube from the scaffold structure…

Lesson Learned - Upper Arm Injury

Recently a Stork Scaffolder suffered (the injured party) a strain injury to his upper arm whilst working on an offshore platform. This occurred while the IP was working as part…

UK & Africa: August Safety Summary
UK & Africa: August Safety Summary

Here at Stork, we have a strong, longstanding HSEQ culture and we see your commitment to safe working, every day. This is backed up by the vast amount of jobs and trips being…

Safety Alert - Alustar Access Hatch
Safety Alert - Alustar Access Hatch

A third party was working on a Stork assembled Alustar scaffold (shown above) which had been accessed via the pictured hatch. Whilst on the scaffold, a crew member called for…

Stork Group “Safety Soundbite” - July/August
Stork Group “Safety Soundbite” - July/August

28 of our colleagues were injured at work during the months of July & August; 3 of these incidents were classified as high potential.  This means that, under different…

Hands & Fingers Campaign
Hands & Fingers Campaign

We constantly use our hands when we work, whether this be in the office using a keyboard, to working offshore and dismantling a scaffold structure. Most hand injuries occur…

Lesson Learned - Cut to hand
Lesson Learned - Cut to hand

A Stork worker was using shrink wrap to wrap up a pallet of materials. When tearing the shrink wrap it subsequently snarled on the roll.  The Injured Party (IP) then used…

Lesson Learned - Foreign body in eye

An individual felt irritation in his eye whilst having a shower after his shift. He reported to the medic who tried to wash out debris. This method did not work so an eye loop…

UK & Africa: July Safety Summary

With just over a month to go until our annual REACH Beyond Zero Awards, the judging process is well underway to determine our winners. Congratulations and well done to everyone…

Lesson Learned - Gas released during live line surface preparation
Lesson Learned - Gas released during live line surface preparation

A fabric maintenance team were tasked with conducting surface preparation on a vessel body, skirt and level gauge containing hydrocarbons.

UK & Africa: June Safety Summary

First and foremost, I would like to congratulate Kevin Butler and Steven Aitken, both of which work in our Environmental & Decontamination team, for their Gold Recognition…

Working at height: life-saving rules safety campaign
Working at height: life-saving rules safety campaign

Working at height means working in a place where a person could be injured either by falling - even if it is at or below ground level - or from being struck by a falling…

Stork Group “Safety Soundbite” - June
Stork Group “Safety Soundbite” - June

In the month of June, nine colleagues sustained work-related injuries which required more than basic first aid.  One of our colleagues in UK & MEA region suffered a…

Safety Alert - Crushed Hand
Safety Alert - Crushed Hand

On Friday 16th June 2017, one of our colleagues sustained an injury when a skip lid closed unexpectantly, trapping his hand.

Lesson Learned - Improvement in HSEQ Performance

Recently, the Base Facility, located in Aberdeen, has achieved a substantial improvement in HSEQ performance.

Safety Alert - Dropped objects from scaffold
Safety Alert - Dropped objects from scaffold

Whilst dismantling a scaffold, several items were found inserted into the open end of the scaffold tubes.

Stork Group “Safety Soundbite” - May
Stork Group “Safety Soundbite” - May

In May, seventeen of our colleagues were injured at work to the extent that they required treatment by a medical professional, and one high potential incident could have led…

UK & Africa: May Safety Summary

Nominations for the 2017 REACH Beyond Zero Awards close on Monday 26th of June. Entries can be submitted via www.stork.com/RBZawards. Remember, everyone is eligible…

Lesson Learned - Working at height
Lesson Learned - Working at height

A near miss was reccorded when a work party were working on a scaffold and were changing out a ladder.

Safety Alert - Asbestos
Safety Alert - Asbestos

It is common for us to work on aging assests and due to the nature of the work that we undertake, many members of staff may come across asbestos during the course of their duties. In…

UK & Africa: April Safety Summary

Recognition is an integral part of REACH Beyond Zero and we need to celebrate when improvements have been made. Since February 2016, we have seen one or more of our colleagues…

Stork Group “Safety Soundbite” - April
Stork Group “Safety Soundbite” - April

In April, one of our employees in Australia suffered a serious hand injury which resulted in a partial thumb amputation. This is the second serious hand injury incident this…

UK & Africa: March Safety Summary

Looking back at our HSEQ statistics for March we have seen one recordable injury. This incident occurred within our Non Destructive Testing (NDT) Unit at our Aberdeen campus…

Stork Latin America & Offshore - Q1 ‘safety soundbite’
Stork Latin America & Offshore - Q1 ‘safety soundbite’

We are very proud that our commitment to safety during the first quarter resulted in Zero Lost-Time Incidents (LTI).

Safety Alert - Scaffold fitting transit
Safety Alert - Scaffold fitting transit

Two reported observations have recently been received regarding the scaffold fitting transit bag handles breaking away from the stitched retaining points.

Safety Alert - Falling Cover Panel
Safety Alert - Falling Cover Panel

During cargo operations, a Stork Jetting Unit was being back loaded.The equipment was then moved and as it was laid on the deck of the supply vessel, the cover panel fell off…

Lesson Learned - prevention of skin conditions

Offshore coating activities can require employees to work with significant skin hazards, and without the correct control measures in place these activities have the potential…

Stork Group “Safety Soundbite” - March
Stork Group “Safety Soundbite” - March

In March, seven of our colleagues were injured at work to the extent that they required more than first aid, and six colleagues were involved in high potential incidents. This…

Hazardous release - life-saving rules safety campaign
Hazardous release - life-saving rules safety campaign

Working with systems and equipment that contain hazardous energy sources when in operation is a daily task for many colleagues at Stork and Client sites. Failure to control…

Safety Alert - Dropped scaffolding fitting
Safety Alert - Dropped scaffolding fitting

A team of four scaffolders were working on a scaffold on an offshore installation. Being short of one fitting, they requested a new one be passed up.

Congratulations Richard Rankin - Safety Rep of the year!
Congratulations Richard Rankin - Safety Rep of the year!

Congratulations to Richard Rankin, Rope Access Electrical Technician, who was awarded Safety Representative of the year at the 2017 Total SHE Awards.

Safety Alert - Unsupported Workbench

An incident occurred within the NDT Base, Aberdeen (currently under investigation) involving a workbench with an unsupported overhang, which toppled causing injury to a Stork…

Safety Summary - February 2017
Safety Summary - February 2017

In February, a colleague in our North America operations suffered a serious injury which resulted in the amputation of two fingers. Another eight colleagues were injured to…

Driving - life-saving rules safety campaign
Driving - life-saving rules safety campaign

Every year the lives of approximately 1.25 million people are cut short as a result of a road traffic incident. Between 20 and 50 million more people suffer non-fatal injuries,…

Safety Alert - Removal of fabric rope protectors

Due to several reportable incidents and even one fatality within the industry, changes have been made to the Stork rope access procedure to prohibit the use of fabric rope access…

Safety Alert - Aged Aluminium Scaffold Tubes

Following the dismantle of an aged scaffold offshore, it was reported there was severe degredation to the aluminum tubes at the previous steel fitting connecting points.

Safety Summary - January 2017
Safety Summary - January 2017

Find out more about the safety performance in your region and business with Stork's Safety Summary.

Safety Alert - New Face Fit Requirement
Safety Alert - New Face Fit Requirement

3M have taken the decision to discontinue production of their 8835 particulate respirator (dust mask).  Our PPE supplier, K&L Ross, and Stork's stores have minimal…

Launching our REACH Beyond Zero life-saving rules
Launching our REACH Beyond Zero life-saving rules

As a company, we serve Clients in for example the oil and gas, mining, power and rail markets. In delivering our services & solutions in these so called heavy industries,…

Living our REACH Beyond Zero VALUE behaviours
Living our REACH Beyond Zero VALUE behaviours

​Our REACH Beyond Zero VALUE behaviours - visibility, authenticity, leadership, understanding and engagement – are at the heart of everything we do to improve our…

Safety summary - December 2016
Safety summary - December 2016

Find out more about the safety performance in your region and business with Stork's Safety Summary.

Lesson Learned - Struck by scaffold tube
Lesson Learned - Struck by scaffold tube

A three man scaffolding team were dismantling a long term, outboard scaffold at the engine exhaust stacks. The team were working to remove the lower section of the scaffold.

Safety Alert - Lifejackets over aerated water
Safety Alert - Lifejackets over aerated water

During preparation for working outboard on a caisson, one of the risks identified was aerated water. It was identified at the time that the lifejacket provided (Challenger Rope…

Safety Alert - Crushed hand between barrels

Deck crew on an offshore platform were manually moving plastic barrels onto a pallet truck.

Lesson Learned - Broken Rib

A Stork Blaster / Painting team were sweeping up spent grit on a scaffold at an onshore processing terminal.

Have a question about the life-saving rules?
Have a question about the life-saving rules?

We have received a range of questions on the REACH Beyond Zero life-saving rules, which we summarized with answers in a frequently asked questions document.

Safety Summary - November 2016
Safety Summary - November 2016

Find out more about the safety performance in your region and business with Stork's Safety Summary.

Safety Alert - Exposure when air fed visor raised
Safety Alert - Exposure when air fed visor raised

Health & Safety Executive - Investigation into exposure when the visor of air fed RPE is raised during spraying (RR1064). Air-fed visors (AFV) are regularly used by Stork…

SABIC safety alert - high potential scaffold incident
SABIC safety alert - high potential scaffold incident

SABIC is a key client in Industrial Services Continental Europe and are share a lessons learned from a high potenial scaffolding incident.

Lesson Learned - Removing your PPE
Lesson Learned - Removing your PPE

There have been several incidents in the last few months due to Stork workers removing their PPE incorrectly. This has resulted in eye injuries which could have been prevented.

Lesson Learned - Dropped flange during lifting operations
Lesson Learned - Dropped flange during lifting operations

Within an onshore workshop, a 30” Flange with a weight of approximately 325kg was in the process of being lifted by two technicians using the wireless overhead gantry…

Lesson Learned - back injury
Lesson Learned - back injury

Whilst carrying out normal daily activities, a Stork worker was moving boxes and felt a pain in his lower back.  

Lesson Learned - Suspected heart attack
Lesson Learned - Suspected heart attack

A Stork worker was given emergency CPR after a suspected heart attack in our Southport office.

Lesson Learned - Foreign body in eye
Lesson Learned - Foreign body in eye

An offshore incident occurred which resulted in a Stork worker receiving medical treatment due to a foreign body entering his eye.

Safety alert - potential dropped object
Safety alert - potential dropped object

During the discharge of a supply vessel one of the Quayside Operatives was moving a HP wash-unit around the quayside when an air valve fell from the unit onto the quay.

Coming soon: REACH Beyond Zero life-saving rules
Coming soon: REACH Beyond Zero life-saving rules

At Stork, we are committed to helping ensure that all employees go home safe at the end of each day or shift.

Safety Summary - October 2016
Safety Summary - October 2016

Following an incident spike in September, our safety performance stabilised in October. This is not acceptable however as colleagues were still injured at work, and others avoided…

A near miss today could be an injury tomorrow!
A near miss today could be an injury tomorrow!

We often hear about incidents which resulted in colleagues being injured at work, and the corrective actions taken to prevent the incidents from reoccurring. But what about…

Safety Alert - Cracks on PETZL ASAP Locks
Safety Alert - Cracks on PETZL ASAP Locks

Further to a Safety Alert issued in April 2016, there have been other instances of Petzl ASAP Locks found to have cracks around areas of rivets and stainless steel arms. In…

Lessons Learned - Dropped Scaffold Board
Lessons Learned - Dropped Scaffold Board

Three scaffolders were at the worksite, two of whom were on the first lift with the third standing beside the scaffold.  A fourth scaffolder was above them at deck level…

Lessons Learned - Trip on coiled hose
Lessons Learned - Trip on coiled hose

An incident occurred that resulted in a Stork employee experiencing a lost time injury. The injured party (IP) was walking with a colleague to an area of the platform to assess…

UK & Africa REACH Beyond Zero Annual Awards nominee videos
UK & Africa REACH Beyond Zero Annual Awards nominee videos

The UK & Africa REACH Beyond Zero Awards took place on Wednesday 28th of September at Norwood Hall Hotel.  Stork employees and clients gathered to recognise the exceptional…

Lessons Learned - Over-stretching chest injury
Lessons Learned - Over-stretching chest injury

An offshore incident occurred which resulted in a Stork worker receiving a minor injury to his chest, causing him discomfort and pain. This resulted in the injured party (IP)…

Lessons Learned - Inappropiate Storage
Lessons Learned - Inappropiate Storage

A non-Stork worker stored a number of large metal bolts by standing them on end and leaning them against the side of a distribution board.  The bolts each measured 1000mm…

Lessons Learned - Trip on Grating
Lessons Learned - Trip on Grating

A Rope Access Blasting and Painting team were due to carry out an over side job and prior to the work commencing, a worksite visit was carried out.  During this, a grating…

 

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