Safety Alert - Falling Shackle - Shared by Port of Cromarty Firth

Published: Wednesday, July 3, 2019 - 10:59

PSS along with Port Industry Chief Executive has identified six key priorities for the sector, one of which is " Early Information Sharing". This sharing of early information among port members can help prevent a similar occurrence in other PSS member ports. This is a proactive method of managing Health & Safety within organizations and is a leading indicator of a positive safety culture.

An incident occurred, recently when an operative who was 5 meters away, was struck by a bolt from a shackle which had fallen from a height of 12 meters.


For more information on the incident, lesson learned, actions that were taken and recommendations on Unsafe Work Equipment incident can be found  below

Special thanks to our member Port of Cromarty Firth for sharing this alert with the rest of the industry


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