It will come as no surprise that lifting operations are involved in many reported (potential) dropped objects incidents. In the drilling industry, identical or very similar incidents are often repeated within the same or different operations. Join us for the upcoming webinar new approaches to safe lifting where we explore practical solutions to dropped object prevention.
In recent years, drilling operations have migrated to increasing use of Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC) as a way to transport both fluids and dry chemicals. Fluids are often shipped in rigid IBC totes rather than drums, and dry chemicals are coming to rigs in Flexible IBCs or “Big Bags” rather than sacks. Both forms of IBCs offer logistical improvements, however incidents have resulted due to a lack of adequate lifting devices. Through industry engagement, Billy Pugh Company has developed a single lifting device that has addressed recent incidents, thus minimizing the risk of dropped loads from IBCs and Big Bags.
Many incidents that occur in the Oil & Gas industry occur when handling and transporting tubulars to and from the drill site. Contributing factors to many of these incidents include restricted deck space, inexperienced or untrained crew, damaged lifting slings, operational pressures, etc. Global Gravity invented a tubular transport and running system, TubeLock® TTRS, that allows for pipes to be transported and handled safely – no more staggering around on pipes to get the wire-free for the crane; no more pipes relocating themselves midair, trapping fingers, feet and hands; and no more unnecessary lifts with moving the pipes from boat to main deck and from main deck to pipe deck.
The upcoming DROPS Asia Webinar New approaches to safe lifting will cover:
- Learnings from common incidents from lifting including pipe, casing and bulk good.
- Overview of standards, guidance and best practices
- Introduction to engineered solutions preventing dropped objects
In the upcoming webinar, we are joined by Jerry Holstein from Global Gravity, Mike Cadigan from Billy Pugh, Jeroen van Boxtel from Axess and Joachim van der Meulen from DROPS Asia.
Following the webinar, participants are invited for a virtual networking reception in the DROPS Metaverse to connect with the speakers and other attendees of the event.
Attendance and registration is free of charge through the kind sponsorship of Dropsafe, Axess Group, Global Gravity and Billy Pugh.