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Big Lift

About the Author

The Devil is in the Details:

Captain Andrew Kinsey, Senior Marine

Risk Consultant, Allianz Global Corpo-

The Importance of the JH143 rate & Specialty


Builder’s Risk Surveys

The importance of a JH143 Builder’s sub-contractor lifting equipment include equate coverage. In addition ? re? ghting worker involvement. risk survey has been well documented. not having valid certi? cates, lack of ade- plans need to be updated. This is a case Two critical components to a success-

Since the Joint Hull Committee created quate maintenance, and inadequate safe- where a fresh set of eyes conducting a ful project that we witness regularly are

JH 143 – Shipyard Risk Assessment ty gear. For these reasons, it’s important third-party inspection can assist in of- the importance of effective communica- form was brought into effect in Novem- that sub-contractors who are involved in fering a new perspective to help identify tions that includes all parties involved ber 2003, it has become a valuable tool key evolutions -- including heavy lifts new risks. In order to properly prepare and the bene? ts of continuity within that insurers can use to evaluate risks and -- are identi? ed early in the project. This for an actual ? re emergency, ? re drills the project teams. An inclusive kick-off exposures. The conducting of a JH 143 is allows the MWS to arrange surveyors need to include participation of both sub- meeting that identi? es and brings to- now commonplace; however this survey and to identify any issues early, so as not contractors and local ? re departments. gether all interested parties is one of the continues to be especially important as to delay any critical lifts or a launching. It is well documented that support of most important steps in ensuring a proj- shipyards incorporate new production The need to properly monitor hot upper-level shipyard management is ect gets off to a smooth start and helps to methodologies into their operations, in- work and ensuring that hot work proce- critical to establishing and maintaining set the course for a successful venture. cluding modular construction and block dures are properly followed cannot be a successful safety culture. A successful Costly delays and complications can be transportation. overstated. Root Cause analyses of past safety culture is a keystone in obtaining prevented by introducing all key players

In our dealing with shipyards and re- losses highlight the need for fully docu- and maintaining commercial ef? ciency. early in the process. viewing of JH143 Builders risk surveys mented and realistic hot work safety It is also important for upper manage- On the topic of continuity, identifying at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, procedures to be fully integrated into a ment to engage the production work- the Marine Warranty Surveyor (MWS) we have observed that there are still les- yards production methodology. As with force and ensure that development and and having that MWS involved in early sons that can be learned and areas where any procedure, outlined responses must review of safety procedures is a true give meetings and planning provides an op- improvements can be made. be realistic and re? ect actual working and take. portunity to help ensure a successful

These can be broken down into several condition if they are to be effective and By effectively involving the workforce vessel project. Risks must be identi? ed key areas: actively followed. It is critical that the that will be actively engaged in heavy in order for effective solutions to be for- hot work permit system is followed by lift operations, and utilizing their input mulated. In many cases, additional third- • Management of sub-contractors sub-contractors as well. We often ? nd in developing procedures, several im- party experts will be required to help ful- • Hot Work Procedures that sub-contractors attempt to short staff portant goals are achieved. First – by ly evaluate conditions and identify risks. • Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting projects, especially the ? re watch during engaging in an active discussion and The yard risks, as well as those that the • Upper Level Management buy-in. hot work. Welding equipment needs to development of new or modi? ed safety vessel under construction is exposed to, be properly maintained and gas freeing procedures, upper management conveys need to be reviewed with a critical eye.

The use of sub-contractors is essential requirements followed. to the active workforce that they are This allows levels of complexities to be for shipyard operations. This is especial- Fire prevention and ? re? ghting go concerned with their wellbeing. Sec- identi? ed as well as a thorough risk pro- ly true when we are looking at Heavy hand in hand with good industrial house- ond – the best procedures are those that ? le for the project to be developed.

Lift Operations either during construc- keeping and cleanliness. It is also im- actively re? ect real world conditions, In today economy, shipyards are look- tion or launching evolutions. It is critical portant to fully evaluate ? re protection so obtaining input from personnel who ing to incorporate new ef? ciencies and that effective subcontractor management as a yard undergoes changes. With new will actually be performing the work updated construction techniques, includ- is in place. This should include thorough heavy lift solutions available to ship- helps achieve this. Third – by engag- ing heavy lift capabilities, in order to vetting and supervision of sub-contrac- yards, including the use of SPMT’s, we ing the workers who will need to follow maximize their competitive advantages. tors by yard staff. It is critical that sub- are seeing yards adapt and modify utili- these procedures in their development, During times like this, it is important contractors receive adequate emergency zation of space. If an area that was pre- it fosters pride of ownership. A worker to understand that Insurers are valuable and safety training and adhere to the viously used as a laydown area is now is more likely to follow a procedure that partners who can help identify new and yards procedures and safety regulations. being utilized for production, ensure that they helped write, rather than one sent emerging risk as well as develop solu-

Key issues that we have witnessed with ? re? ghting equipment can provide ad- down from the safety director with no tions. 12 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • AUGUST 2018

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