HSE safety alert about the unsafe use of floor grating systems on offshore oil and gas platforms, vessels and wind generation installations.
Sections of polymer floor grating systems can become dislodged, with workers and others at risk of tripping on unsecured flooring or falling through the subsequent hole.
Investigations have revealed that fasteners used to secure the polymer grating flooring sections have not been installed or positioned as per the original equipment manufacturer’s (OEM) guidance, or in line with industry good practice.
Duty holders and employers should identify all areas of grating systems across installations and workplaces, and carry out a suitable and sufficient review to ensure they are safe to use.
Safety critical areas such as escape routes should be prioritized
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