Safety Alert - Fram Master Link Failure - shared by ABP

Published: Friday, August 2, 2019 - 10:42

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 during a routine operation in moving sheet metal coil in a warehouse. The assembly was of a C Hook and Master Link and the latter failed, resulting in the dropping of the load which had a mass of 17 tons.


For more information on the incident, lesson learned, actions that were taken and recommendations on Fram Master Link Failure incident can be found  below

Special thanks to our member Associated British Ports for sharing this alert with the rest of the industry.


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