Submitted by Nexen Petroleum U.K. Limited
Safety First – The use of System Scaffold resulted in a reduction in manual handling and the duration of personnel working within a confined space.
In total a 66% reduction in man hours was achieved using the System Scaffold.
The excellent team work and collaborative effort between Nexen and Stork resulted in the work scope being completed on time and without incident or accident.
Description of Best Practice
During the Buzzard 2016 turnaround, invasive maintenance was required on the first and second stage production separators. Part of this activity required internal access to the vessels to erect scaffolding, which involved the hazard of entering and working in a confined space.
The Stork System Scaffold was not only quicker to erect and dismantle, with fewer components, it also required less manual handling and transportation of materials – which was particularly beneficial given the confined area where the worksite was based.
The use of System Scaffold resulted in a reduction in manual handling and the duration of personnel working within a confined space.
To reduce the risk of Confined Space Entry (CSE), System Scaffold was adopted as an alternative type of access. This type of scaffolding could be erected and dismantled quicker than conventional ‘tube and fitting’ type scaffold. It meant that there were significantly less components and eliminated the requirement for numerous fitting connections.
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