EI LIVE | Toolbox presents | Lifting operations - What can we learn from past incidents?



15:00 - 16:30


Lifting operations can often put people at great risk of injury, as well as incurring great costs when they go wrong. It is therefore important to properly resource, plan, and organise lifting operations so they are carried out in a safe manner.

Through Learning from Incidents, organisations gather knowledge about what went wrong in the past – incidents, accidents and near misses.  By analysing what happened in the past, drawing conclusions, engaging with the workforce and changing working practices, organisations can effectively prevent future incidents. 

Join us on Tuesday 21st June 2022, 15:00-16:30 BST, when our industry speakers will explore the most common hazards associated with lifting operations, and share lessons learned from past incidents.

This webinar is free to attend but registration is required.
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Who should attend? 

This webinar is intended for a broad audience e.g. HSE managers, HSE specialists, site managers, team leaders, frontline workers, training professionals, LFI coordinators, incident investigators, consultants, researchers, and anyone interested in learning from incidents.

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Speaker: Utibe Akpanudo | Shell

Utibe is a Lifting and Hoisting subject matter expert with 18 years experience in lifting and hoisting operations in the Oil and Gas industry (offshore and onshore). He provides expertise in day to day activities such as categorising lifts, review lift plans, hazard identifications and risk assessment, and coaches and mentors frontline workers on lifting safety culture. Utibe is also a Certified IADC Mobile Crane & Forklift Truck operator.

Speaker: Nick Hough | International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA)

Nick is a technical adviser for IMCA, amongst other things mainly supporting the IMCA Health, Safety, Security & Environment (HSSE) committee, and is responsible for all IMCA Safety Flashes and safety statistics, and for supporting the development of safety promotional material and guidance.

Speaker: Allen Smith | DROPS Global

Allen is a global industry focal point on dropped object prevention across all aspects of oil and gas operations and is actively involved in the daily administration and facilitation of the DROPS Initiative worldwide. He is party to the validation and publication of all DROPS Best Practice guidance and documentation, and the Principal DROPS Trainer providing comprehensive familiarisation and coaching. Allen has been instrumental in DROPS guidance and training course material development and continues to advise and support further developments to enhance the content. He has been commissioned by world leading energy companies to assist in the strategic development, delivery and assessment of dropped object prevention campaigns.

Speaker: Danny Travis | Siemens Gamesa

Danny is a successful and industry respected lifting operations professional with an extensive background in the planning, management and execution of safe lifting operations in the renewable sector, with a sustained record of success in implementing lifting operations standardisation as well as managing both safety and compliance across organisations. He is a subject matter expert who is actively playing a leading role in helping define industry standards and best practice with a comprehensive network of peers and industry stakeholders.

Moderator:  Stuart King | Energy Institute

Stuart leads the EI’s work on Human Factors and Power Systems, with 12 years of experience working with the EI Human and Organisational Factors Committee (HOFCOM), Power Systems Committee (PSC), and Learning from Incidents Steering Committee.



Contact details

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