3.8 billion tonnes of goods were handled in EU 28 main ports in 2016 alone.
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In our latest blog we explore the various responsibilities that personnel have during the different stages of cargo transportation.
Generally speaking, dangerous items are usually moved by surface transport rather than by air. However, regulations are in place to allow safe air transport if required, which enables dangerous goods to be carried on commercial airlines, private charters and cargo flights.
Decommissioning activities are set to increase on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) in the next 7 years. Oil & Gas UK have provided forecasts on the various activities set to take place across Europe.
Facilities decommissioning is a key part of the overall decommissioning process. It incorporates the facilities and pipeline making safe, topsides preparation, topsides removal, and substructure removal phases of the timeline.
Decommissioning is a multi-phase, technically challenging process that occurs over an extended period. The complexity of the process depends on the location, size and type of installation, and is influenced by several interrelated issues, including regulatory requirements, environmental sensitivities, cost, removal options and timings.
Initial Confined Space Entry (CSE) gas testing is normally completed from outside the confined space with the use of probes and pumps. If anyone has been permitted to enter a confined space, to complete either further gas testing or any scope of work, a Standby Person, Watch Keeper or Observer, depending on company terminology, must be present outside.
Due to the nature of safety critical production environments, the risk of flammable and toxic gases can be high. Whether they are from process equipment or created by work activities, all must be tested for, and the working environments must be monitored at all times. The authorised gas tester (AGT) role is responsible for performing gas tests on site and ensuring that atmospheres are safe to work in.
Gas releases and other atmospheric changes can be extremely dangerous in the workplace. They can cause serious injury and death by asphyxiation; and, with the potential for fire and explosion, severe damage to plant and the surrounding environment as well. They are particularly hazardous to people working in confined spaces and during hot work activities.