In this informative webinar, experts Goron Saldo and Faisal Amir from Axess Group discuss the challenges and advancements in drops inspection within the offshore industry. Facilitated by Wayne Bauer from Vantage Drilling and Joachim van der Meulen from DROPS Asia, this webinar explores the latest technologies and best practices related to drops inspection, making it a valuable resource for professionals in the field.
Addressing Challenges with RealWear Technology
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the offshore industry, making it difficult for personnel to travel and conduct regular drops inspections. To address this challenge, the speakers introduce the use of “RealWear” technology, a wearable device that allows senior inspectors to remotely observe and communicate with inspectors on-site. By implementing this innovative solution, inspectors effectively overcome travel restrictions and maintain safety standards.
The Potential of Drones and Virtual Reality in Drops Inspection
Goron and Ricardo discuss the possibility of using drones and virtual reality technology to enhance drops inspection. Although still in the early stages of development, drones could eventually perform comprehensive scans of offshore assets, while virtual reality would enable inspectors to navigate a 3D environment as if they were physically present. These technologies hold promise for the future of drops inspection in the offshore industry, paving the way for improved safety and efficiency.
Safety Equipment and Best Practices
Safety equipment plays a crucial role in drops inspection, and the speakers emphasize the importance of using appropriate equipment, such as four-part shackles and dual-action carabiners, to ensure the security of items at height. They also discuss the risks associated with using two-part shackles, highlighting the need for proper training and adherence to safety standards. By implementing the right equipment and following best practices, offshore professionals can significantly reduce the risks associated with drops.
The Importance of Internal and External DROPS Inspections
The webinar also explores the significance of conducting both internal and external drops inspections. While third-party inspections provide an unbiased overview, the speakers stress the value of having crew members perform regular inspections, as they are more familiar with their work environment. This combination of internal and external inspections is key to maintaining safety and compliance in the offshore industry.
By utilizing innovative solutions like RealWear technology and exploring the potential of drones and virtual reality, the offshore industry can continue to improve drops inspection practices, ensuring the safety of personnel and assets. This webinar offers valuable insights and knowledge on these topics, making it an essential resource for offshore industry professionals seeking to stay informed and adapt to the changing landscape of drops inspection.
Following the webinar, join the DROPS Asia Steering Committee and the Axess Team for a Virtual Networking Reception in our DROPS Metaverse
This webinar is co-sponsored by Axess Group, Dropsafe and the DROPS Asia Steering Committee