Historical safety alerts issued by the National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority 2005–11

2011

Alert 49 - Electrical equipment for use in hazardous areas - August 2011 (PDF 359KB)

Alert 48 - Tube compression fitting failure - June 2011 (PDF 246KB)

Alert 47 - Lifeboats - routine inspection and maintenance - May 2011 (PDF 187KB)

Alert 46 - Diver safety - HP water jetting operations - April 2011 (PDF 255KB)

2010

Functional safety in the Australian offshore petroleum industry (PDF 510KB) - this Technical Safety Bulletin provides additional guidance on Functional safety of control systems safety alert following the issue of Alert 45.

Functional safety of control systems (PDF 22KB)

Alert 44 - Diver safety - Nitrox generator use - February 2011 (PDF 61KB) 

Alert 43 - Malware threat to industrial control systems - October 2010 (PDF 21KB)

Alert 42 - How work leads to fire - August 2010 (PDF 31KB)

Alert 41 - Increase in hydrocarbon releases - July 2010 (PDF 98KB)

Risk of fire from inverter drives (PDF 541KB)

Alert 39 - Compressor failure - subsequent fire on facility - April 2010 (PDF 137KB)

Alert 38 - Manriding incident - carabiner failure - March 2010 (PDF 478KB)

Alert 37 - Boiler furnance explosions - March 2010 (PDF 125KB)

Alert 36 - Gangway failure - February 2010 (PDF 1MB)

Alert 35 - Impact of sea-state on lifting operations - January 2010 (PDF 1.9MB)

Alert 32 - Maintaining clear walkways and escape routes - January 2010 (PDF 1.2MB)

2009

Alert 34 - Bulkhead and deck fires - December 2009 (PDF 88KB)

Alert 33 - Hazardous area electrical equipment - October 2009 (PDF 171KB)

Alert 31 - Lifting hook warning - May 2009 (PDF 194KB)

Alert 30 - Quality variations in pipe components of duplex steel - April 2009 (PDF 22KB)

Alert 29 - Crane overhead windows - dropped object protection - April 2009 (PDF 144KB)

Alert 28 - Failure to avoid a cyclone - February 2009 (PDF 120KB)

Alert 27 - Dangers of deep vein thrombosis - January 2009 (PDF 104KB)

Alert 26 - Maintaining well-test flow lines - April 2009 (PDF 86KB)

Information Sheet - 240V hand tool risks - February 2009 (PDF 37KB)

2008

Alert 25 - Tensioner failure - October 2008 (PDF 41KB)

Alert 24 - Use of utility systems for process duties - October 2008 (PDF 23KB)

Alert 23 - Engine room fire on MODU in Australian waters - September 2008 (PDF 29KB)

Alert 22 - Diver safety - September 2008 (PDF 20KB)

Alert 21 - Risks in facility build quality and project handover - August 2008 (PDF 31KB)

Alert 20 - Risks from electric hand tools - April 2008 (PDF 23KB)

Alert 19 - Dropped blocks - February 2008 (PDF 101KB)

2007

Alert 18 - Crane operations - dropped tongs - November 2007 (WMV 36MB) - this has been published as a movie file. See Transcript - safety alert 18 - crane operations - dropped tongs

Alert 17 - Engine room fire - November 2007 (PDF 103KB)

Alert 16 - Control of ignition sources - October 2007 (PDF 55KB)

Alert 15 - Broken arm while using drill press - August 2007 (PDF 54KB)

Alert 14 - Fast rescue craft safety - July 2007 (PDF 160KB)

Alert 13 - Failure to follow safe systems of work (MoC & QA/QC) - July 2007 (PDF 52KB)

Alert 12 - Failure to follow safe systems of work (PTW) - February 2007 (PDF 53KB)

Alert 11 - Potential man-overboard hazards - jettison skids - February 2007 (PDF 125KB)

2006

Alert 10 - Lifeboat (TEMPSC) davit winch motor brake failure - November 2006 (PDF 58KB)

Alert 09 - Shut down valve failure - November 2006 (PDF 59KB)

Alert 08 - Pistol grip crane hooks - June 2006 (PDF 58KB)

Alert 07 - Hydrocarbon gas release incident - April 2006 (PDF 58KB)

2005

Alert 06 - Fatigue - December 2005 (PDF 59KB)

Inspection and maintenance of lifeboats (PDF 65KB)

Incidents - start up and commissioning (PDF 61KB)

Compressor overpressure incident - near miss (PDF 62KB)

Laundry operations (PDF 217KB)

Man-riding near miss (PDF 241KB)