Safety alerts

NOPSEMA provides brief reports on safety improvement issues arising from its investigative and assessment activities. These are issued as individual safety alerts which may be viewed from the index below. NOPSEMA periodically reviews safety alerts from other jurisdictions and, where appropriate, highlights timely lessons with supporting commentary drawn from these identified sources.


2016

Alert 63 - Quality assurance of diving system audits - Rev 1 - February 2017

Issued 19/12/2016

Alert 62 - Vessel loss of position while diving in close proximity to a hydrocarbon facility - Rev 0 - May 2016 (PDF 218KB)

Issued 27/6/2016

2015

Alert 61 - Risks associated with electric storage batteries - Rev 0 - Nov 2015 (PDF 179KB)

Issued 04/11/2015

2014

Alert 60 - Fibre Reinforced Plastic deck gratings - Rev 0 - Aug 2014 (PDF 218KB)

Issued 21/08/2014

Alert 59 - Lifting and rigging plans - Rev 0 - July 2014 (PDF 566KB)

Issued 16/07/2014

Alert 58 - Vibration-induced fatigue on process pipework - Rev 0 - January 2014 (PDF 226KB)

Issued 28/01/2014

2013

Alert 57 - Fast Rescue Craft unplanned descent - Rev 0 - August 2013 (PDF 147KB)

Issued 05/08/2013

Alert 56 - Dropped objects - April 2013 (PDF 128KB)

Issued 24/04/2013

Alert 55 - Risks associated with pneumatic hose couplings - Rev 2 - May 2013 (PDF 183KB)

Issued 25/05/2013

Alert 54 - Scaffolding Safety - January 2013 (PDF 392KB)

Issued 11/01/2013

2012

Alert 53 - Food Safety - November 2012 (PDF 395KB)

Issued 06/12/2012

Alert 52 - Risks associated with 240V electric hand tools/equipment - April 2012 (PDF 100KB)

Issued 04/04/2012

Alert 51 - Watertight doors and hatches kept open at sea - March 2012 (PDF 224KB)

Issued 29/02/2012

Alert 50 - Bypassing of storage tank features - February 2012 (PDF 330KB)

Issued 23/02/2012

2011

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

Issued 19/08/2011

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

Issued 3/06/2011

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

Issued 13/05/2011

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

Issued 11/04/2011

2010

Technical Safety Bulletin - Functional Safety - March 2011.pdf (PDF 510KB) - this Technical Safety Bulletin provides additional guidance on Functional Safety following the issue of Alert 45.

Alert 45 - Functional Safety of Control Systems - December 2010 (PDF 22KB)

Issued 21/12/2010

Alert 44 - Diver safety - Nitrox generator use - February 2011 (PDF 61KB) - NOPSEMA would like to advise that a minor amendment has been made to Safety Alert 44. The term "downstream" has replaced "upstream" in the first bullet point under the heading 'Key lessons'. Issued 17/12/2010; Amended 24/02/2011

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

Issued 01/10/2010

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

Issued 30/8/2010

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

Issued 30/07/2010

Alert 40 - Risk of fire from inverter drives - April 2010 (PDF 179KB)

Issued 29/04/2010

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

Issued 15/04/2010

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

Issued 24/03/2010

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

Issued 24/03/2010

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

Issued 24/02/2010

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

Issued 28/01/2010

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

Issued 11/1/2010

2009

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

Issued 31/12/2009

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

Issued 30/10/2009

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

Issued 12/05/2009

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

Issued 24/04/2009

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

Issued 14/04/2009

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

Issued 10/02/2009

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

Issued 19/01/2009

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

Issued 14/04/2009

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

Issued 27/02/2009

2008

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

Issued 31/10/2008

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

Issued 31/10/2008

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

Issued 24/09/2008

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

Issued 24/09/2008

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

Issued 22/08/2008

Alert 20 - Risks from electric hand tools - April 2008 (PDF 23KB)
Issued 22/04/2008

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

Issued 28/2/2008

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

Issued 21/11/2007

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

Issued 02/11/2007

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

Issued 15/10/2007

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

Issued 31/8/2007

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

Issued 26/07/2007

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

Issued 25/07/2007

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

Issued 23/02/2007

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

Issued 07/02/2007

2006

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

Issued 29/11/2006

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

Issued 10/11/2006

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

Issued 19/06/2006

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

Issued 26/04/2006

2005

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

Issued 21/12/2005

Alert 05 - Inspection and maintenance of lifeboats - October 2005 (PDF 65KB)

Issued 12/10/2005

Alert 04 - Incidents - start up and commissioning - September 2005 (PDF 61KB)

Issued 23/09/2005

Alert 03 - Compressor overpressure incident - near miss - August 2005 (PDF 62KB)

Issued 08/08/2005

Alert 02 - Laundry operations - July 2005 (PDF 217KB)

Issued 29/07/2005

Alert 01 - Man-riding near miss - February 2005 (PDF 241KB)

Issued 08/02/2005