Aker BP – Skarv FPSO – Management of Materials Handling, Cranes & Lifting

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 12/8/2021, Location: Europe

The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has carried out an audit of Aker BP’s management of materials handling, cranes and lifting, maintenance and work at height on the Skarv FPSO. The audit was conducted between 27 September and 1 October 2021.

The objective of the audit was to verify aspects of the operation and maintenance of materials handling, cranes and lifting. We also checked that work on improving the management of maintenance was ensuring that key contributors to HSE risk and uncertainty are identified and followed up. Concerning the offshore part of the audit, we also monitored activities relating to work at height.

Four non-conformities were identified in the areas of:
Scaffolding design
Rolling scaffolds
Daily check of the offshore cranes
Maintenance management

Eight improvement points were also identified in the areas of:
Procedures for planning and executing lifting operations
Use of personnel basket
Corrosion maintenance
Checking of ladders
Checking of scaffolding
Documented training
Operational and safety signage
Spare parts management

What happens now?
We have asked Aker BP to report on how the non-conformities will be addressed and for their assessment of the improvement points observed.

The reply deadline is set at 12 January 2022.

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