Personnel on Board: Drill rig safety
There are a variety of safety measures that can be put in place in order to make workplaces like those in the oil and gas industry safer.
A control-based approach to safety is one that focuses on putting controls in place to minimize the risks of accidents and injuries. This approach often involves improving training for workers, more stringent safety regulations, and the use of safer equipment and materials.
There is another approach how to mitigating risks and errors in a highly hazardous environment. Let's call it the learn-based approach. Instead of eliminating failures, the learn-based approach is going to focus a lot more at least on expanding successes and finding out how.
Personnel on board: Oil Rig
Offshore oil and gas production can be a very profitable venture. However, it is vital to avoid costs resulting from incidents. State-of-the-art measures can be taken to prevent incidents, including technology, safety training, and personal protective equipment.
A strong safety culture is vital to preventing accidents and injuries in the workplace. It starts with upper management setting the tone and leading by example. Employees need to feel like they can speak up about safety concerns without fear of retribution. They also need to know that management is committed to protecting their health and safety.
Personnel on board: Emergency mustering
When an emergency occurs on an offshore installation, the first thing needed is an accurate headcount of everyone on site. This is where transponders come in, as they can be used to quickly and easily locate people in an emergency. Personnel wear tags, and readers are placed strategically around an installation, such as exits and firefighting equipment.
In order to ensure that everyone is quickly and safely accounted for, it is important to have designated muster areas equipped with readers. A muster plan assigns personnel to specific locations where transponders automatically muster to the system. Transponders also help track personnel movements and ensure everyone has evacuated the area safely. Otherwise, they will transmit the last recorded position of the tag holder.
Personnel on board: Walk-to-work gangway
A big challenge in the offshore industry is safely moving workers between offshore platforms and ships. To tackle this considerable concern, Walk-to-Work (W2W) gangways have surfaced as fundamental engineering innovations, harmoniously blending state-of-the-art technology with rigid safety guidelines.
A walk-to-work gangway combines smart design and safety to tackle risks. This whitepaper dives into walk-to-work gangways, discussing their design, and safety, how they compare to past methods, and why automated checks on crews at sea are vital.