Lifting Operation

21 07 2009

Installing TopsideThis article endeavours to give sound advice to ensure that all lifting operations are carried out in safe manner. It also addresses types of lift and the safe use of lifting equipment and lifting accessories. The persons involved in the planning and implementation of lifting operations are crane operator, rigger, supervisor, safety person, lifting engineer, company & third party representative. They must have suitable & experience to ensure that a safe system of work is executed. Generally lifting supervisor will be delegated to have overall control of each specific lifting operation. However, for heavy/complicated lifts, he may also act as risk assessment team leader. Contractor team, engineer and supervisor, should participate in the assessment and planning stage of the operation and consultation or discussion of information/ plans with others where necessary. This plan, also known as engineering procedure, is subject to company and third party approval. They should ensure that adequate inspection and maintenance of the lifting equipment has been undertaken and certification is within date. Installing Topside 2According LOLER SI 1998, all lifting operations will be categorized in two conditions: Routine or Non-Routine. The routine lift is the job has been performed before. It is also completed with Job Risk Assessment, The experienced team or crew, and in non-sensitive area. Routine lifting should be categorized into simple or complex lift. The most important thing is that generic lift plans or procedures and risk assessments must be reviewed and amended immediately the risks change from those present when the generic plan was written. For example a change of risk could be new/different equipment used, less experienced personnel being involved, different site hazard, etc.





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