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Safety Alert - Stones in Container Pocket
Safety Alert - Stones in Container Pocket

A container arrived at the quayside with stones identified in the pockets.  Although the pockets were inspected prior to transport, the debris was not identified, which…

Lessons Learned: Hard hat strikes pipe
Lessons Learned: Hard hat strikes pipe

Whilst walking past a scaffold structure partially blocking a designated walkway,…

Safety Alert - Blasting Operations Injury
Safety Alert - Blasting Operations Injury

While undertaking blasting operations on pipework, an individual suffered an injury to their leg. The injured party (IP) was positioned on their back with the blast hogger hose…

Safety Alert - Debris in eyes
Safety Alert - Debris in eyes

Over two days, two incidents happened where Stork personnel experienced debris in their eyes at the worksites during windy weather conditions.

Lessons Learned - Safety Glasses Foam Insert
Lessons Learned - Safety Glasses Foam Insert

A rope access technician attempted to remove a foam reinforcement insert from a pair of safety glasses. When applying pressure to the edge of the frame, the technician’s…

Lessons Learned - Impact To Hand Moving Barrow
Lessons Learned - Impact To Hand Moving Barrow

While moving an empty V barrow along a walkway an individual struck a cable tray support, causing an impact injury to their little finger on their right hand.

Lessons Learned - Production Shutdown
Lessons Learned - Production Shutdown

Whilst an asbestos team were sheeting up an asbestos enclosure with polythene sheeting, a piece of polythene fell over a line of sight detector, which was outside of the enclosure…

UK - Q2 2019 Safety Summary
UK - Q2 2019 Safety Summary

We are now over half way through 2019 and I would like you to let you know how far we have come towards improving our health and safety performance.

Lessons Learned - Pinhole Leak Identified
Lessons Learned - Pinhole Leak Identified

Whilst conducting surface preparation and painting on pipework, the work party identified a small through-wall anomaly on a weld defect, which caused a minor realise of gas.

Safety Alert - Potential dropped object (hammer)
Safety Alert - Potential dropped object (hammer)

A scaffolder was in the process of using a hammer/podger when the tool’s tether-retaining ring slipped off of its handle; resulting in the tool becoming unattached and…

Lessons Learned - Air Hose Supply
Lessons Learned - Air Hose Supply

A rope access team were preparing to dry blast handrails and two team members began setting up the equipment and plant.

Safety Alert - Potential fall to sea
Safety Alert - Potential fall to sea

A work party, consisting of two painters, were witnessed opening an escape to sea gate, which formed part of a donut station.

Lessons Learned - Slip Down Stairs
Lessons Learned - Slip Down Stairs

Whilst descending an external staircase, an individual slipped and bumped down the last three steps causing bruising to their lower back.

Safety Alert - Scaffold materials left at height
Safety Alert - Scaffold materials left at height

Recently scaffold tubes and fittings were discovered which had been left at height, after the structure had been dismantled.

REACH Beyond Zero Campaign - Hands & Fingers - It Happened To Me
REACH Beyond Zero Campaign - Hands & Fingers - It Happened To Me

Injuries that involve hands and fingers continue to be the most commonly reported incidents; 32% of all reported injuries in the past 12 months have been related to hands and…

Lessons Learned: Cut to head during scaffolding operations
Lessons Learned: Cut to head during scaffolding operations

During the construction of an underdeck/outboard scaffold, the injured party (IP) was manoeuvring in a congested area. As the IP was moving to an upright position, he caught…

Lessons Learned - Cut to the face during scaffolding operations
Lessons Learned - Cut to the face during scaffolding operations

During the construction of a scaffold, the injured party (IP) was tightening a scaffold fitting when the spanner slipped from the nut and struck his cheek causing a cut.

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UK - Q1 2019 Safety Summary

Steve Hunt presents the first Safety Summary of 2019 and his first HSEQ Quarterly Review since joining Stork: "Over the past three months, I have met many passionate, enthusiastic…

Lessons Learned - Eye Injury After Grit Blasting
Lessons Learned - Eye Injury After Grit Blasting

A painter/blaster was part of two man team conducting surface preparation with an IBEX blast unit. The tasks were carried out wearing PPE as per procedure, including a 3M 6800…

Safety Alert - Opening of jetting unit door
Safety Alert - Opening of jetting unit door

An incident recently occurred on an offshore installation where a Stork employee suffered an injury to the third finger on his left hand.

Hazard Perception
Hazard Perception

In any environment you’re working in, being aware of your surroundings and reading a situation is vital in the role of hazard perception. Hazards should be identified…

Lessons Learned - Body positioning while undertaking task
Lessons Learned - Body positioning while undertaking task

Whilst erecting a habitat, the injured party (IP) was tightening up a cable tie to secure a vertical section of timber to the handrail. At the time, the IP’s foot was…

Lessons Learned - Tripped Over A Steel Kick Plate
Lessons Learned - Tripped Over A Steel Kick Plate

During the erection of scaffolding, the IP maneuvered a 16ft length of scaffold tubing and stepped backwards; causing the IP to trip over a steel kick plate.

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UK - Q4 2018 SAFETY SUMMARY

As we close the book on 2018, I would like you to take the time in 2019 to pause and think about how far we have come towards improving our HSEQ performance and culture, as…

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Safety Alert - Snow/Ice Falling From Height

Following the recent snow fall and freezing conditions, there is an increased risk of snow and ice collecting at height and falling when dislodged or when the temperature increases.

Safety Alert - ClimbTech Portable Anchor
Safety Alert - ClimbTech Portable Anchor

ClimbTech has released a safety alert relating to clamps (portable anchors) BWA012N and BWA030N manufactured prior to 2016.

Lessons Learned - Unsafe Work At Height
Lessons Learned - Unsafe Work At Height

During a routine site visit a colleague was discovered working at height without the correct fall arrest control measures in place, whilst also standing on small bore tubing.

Lessons Learned - Habitat Sheeting Dropped Object
Lessons Learned - Habitat Sheeting Dropped Object

Timber strips used to secure habitat sheeting were dislodged as a result of helicopter downdraft caused by the air force of the rotor blade in motion. This resulted i n one…

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Lessons Learned - Eyelid Injury

The injured party (IP) was constructing a pallet using a staple gun. When deploying a staple, it hit a knot in the wood which snapped the staple. This resulted in the staple…

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Safety Alert - Adverse Weather Conditions

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. 

Safety Alert - Fire Safety at Christmas
Safety Alert - Fire Safety at Christmas

Christmas is a special occasion for celebration and for many of us, decorating our workstations and our homes, gets us into the festive spirit. It is an exciting time of year…

REACH Beyond Zero Annual Awards 2018
REACH Beyond Zero Annual Awards 2018

Stork employees, management, clients and industry peers came together again on 3 October across the globe to celebrate HSE Excellence at our annual REACH Beyond Zero Awards…

Safety Alert - Scaffold Singles
Safety Alert - Scaffold Singles

There are two designs of scaffold singles used within Stork.They are used for building scaffold structures, including holding toeboards in place.

UK - Q3 2018 SAFETY SUMMARY
UK - Q3 2018 SAFETY SUMMARY

We are now going into the last months of the year and I would like you to take the time to pause and think about how far we have come towards improving our HSEQ performance…

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REACH Beyond Zero Awards Uitreiking 2018

Tijdens de feestelijke uitreiking op het voormalige cruiseschip 'De SS Rotterdam' zijn op woensdagavond 3 oktober de winnaars van de REACH Beyond Zero Awards 2018 bekend…

Lessons Learned - Hose Failure On Escape Set
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
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
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
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
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.

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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
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
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
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
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.

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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
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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

 

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