Overhead Cable Strike

Overhead Cable Strike

HSSEHealth, Safety, Security and Environment. This describes the code, policies and standards that the industry must follow to maintain health and safety on the job and for the environment. BulletinBulletins highlight issues that will be experienced throughout the industry, and prove a useful tool to encourage the raising of standards and awareness of health and safety issues industry wide. No 588
05 October 2017

Overhead Cable Strike

Please see enclosed bulletinBulletins highlight issues that will be experienced throughout the industry, and prove a useful tool to encourage the raising of standards and awareness of health and safety issues industry wide. regarding an overhead cable contact shared with us by ExxonMobil; this hazard is addressed in our recent XmoHub on line training courses “Working with Cranes on a Forecourt” and Preparation Before Working on a Canopy”.

This incident highlights the need to carry out LMRA and manage change.  Always check for overhead cables before using any plant (MEWP, tower, crane, HIAB etc) in line with the LMRA checklist.  When manoeuvring plant, always walk the route immediately before to look for hazards, including checking ground conditions and for overhead obstructions/hazards.  BanksmenAppointed person in charge of lifting operations or vehicle maneuvering. must be used to guide vehicles / plant manoeuvring on site, ensure the banksmanAppointed person in charge of lifting operations or vehicle maneuvering. has a clear view of the area and can be clearly seen by the driver.

If anything changes during the job, such as another contractor arriving on site, an unexpected tanker delivery, significant weather changes, or you find something unexpected when opening signage, always stop and re-evaluate the site hazards. Document the additional hazards on your clearance certificate.   If the change increases the risk and cannot be adequately controlled, it may be necessary to suspend or abandon the visit – if this is the case contact your line manager immediately.

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