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1 © Centrica plc, 2011 The Banksmans Label Presented By - Paul Clatworthy

2 © Centrica plc, 2011 What is The Banksman's Label System? A simple system intended to reduce the number of potential dropped object incidents being experienced by the Offshore industry during the back-loading of containers and equipment Enhances the UKOG Backload check-sheet Devised to address the high number of potential dropped objects left on back-loads to supply vessels. Clearly shows to all parties that backload checks have been completed Ensures ownership by the Banksman Reduces the chances of human error by involving others

3 © Centrica plc, 2011 Background There is already OGUK guidance and a number of other excellent initiatives in place in the offshore industry to address the hazards of handling cargo to and from offshore locations Oil and gas UK published guidance in 2008 which were adopted by the offshore industry and these have gone a long way towards addressing a lot of the issues that were being experienced at that time. However, we as company and the rest of the industry are still experiencing potential dropped object incidents like these:-

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7 Background In 2010 we at Centrica in the Morecambe field had 8 such near misses. Despite numerous presentations and reinforcing the need to carry out adequate checks, we still continued to have new near misses In an attempt to address this we looked at why the existing OGUK system was allowing these loose objects to be missed by the Banksman prior to lifting the container

8 © Centrica plc, 2011 What Was Going Wrong The OGUK guidance relies on the shipper carrying out a number of checks, prior to back loading equipment. However, these are on sheets of paper and as such dont lend themselves to be completed on deck in bad weather. Custom and practice was, to complete these ahead of lifts and then send them down to supply vessels with manifest paperwork. This leaves the opportunity for someone to leave an object with drop potential, or open a container between the checks and the lifting of the container Often the Banksman involved in the lift isnt the person who has completed the OGUK check sheet but knowing the checks have already been completed he doesnt take ownership

9 © Centrica plc, 2011 Development of The System We looked at how we could ensure that the Banksman remembered to carry out his checks immediately prior to carrying out the lift and also took ownership for completing them diligently. There were already a number of initiatives in place in the industry which included fitting some kind of label to the doors of the container to show it had been checked, we thought this was a good idea, but was limited as it still relied solely on the Banksman to ensure it is affixed and the checks completed The Banksman's label is a development of this label that allows all involved in the back-loading to have ownership of the ensuring the checks are completed

10 © Centrica plc, 2011 The Label The Banksmans label is a large (600mm X 50mm ), highly visible yellow label that the Banksman signs and dates and attaches to the lifting eye of any backloads Immediately prior to attaching the crane hook.

11 © Centrica plc, 2011 The Label Due to the size and high visibility of the label it is obvious to all involved (Including the Crane Operator) that the load has been checked for security and potential dropped objects. The Crane Operator and all personnel involved in the operation are instructed to refuse the lift if a label is not visible. Also the boat will decline any lifts sent down without a tag or will refuse further lifts until checks are completed.

12 © Centrica plc, 2011 The System / Method Immediately prior to lifting equipment the Banksman will carry out his checks, these will include a check for loose materials and that all doors / hatches are secure. The Banksman will date and sign the high visibility label and attach it to hook eye of equipment to be lifted. Prior to commencing a lift the Crane Operator, or if a blind lift the second Banksman, will check that the high visibility label is attached to the lift. If not the lift will be declined until the checks are completed and the label attached The boat crew will check when the lift becomes visible to them that the Banksmans Label is attached to the lifting eye. If not the lift should be refused until the checks have been completed, and those involved in the lifting operation immediately informed. If the back-load is on the boat deck before its noticed that the label is missing, the boat crew should inform those involved in the lift immediately and refuse any further backload until checks have been completed and label(s) attached. On receipt of the load the receiver will immediately, after unhooking it, remove the High Vis label, thereby ensuring there is no confusion during any future lifts involving the equipment.

13 © Centrica plc, 2011 Effectiveness Since introduction in the Morecambe field over a year ago we have only had only one dropped object reported during back loading operations. This was not due to a failure of the system (a loose object had been left inside an air compressor). It has been willingly accepted by all involved as its such a simple system It helps to address the human factors that can often lead to incidents by involving everyone in ensuring compliance

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