Trainings learned: Ensure clear communication due to third party plant operators

by 31, Dec, 2020Market News

In its current Safety Flashes for December, IMCA focused on in a situation where beneficial unexpected truck movement caused rigger to fall off a spectrum.

The occurrence

An astonishing movement of a container laden truck during disconnection of the type of container’s rigging, caused a rigger to fall off a ladder leaning against the container.

Two containers were receiving loaded onto a trailer lorrie which includes a mobile crane. The manager, administrator conducted the toolbox talk looking at starting work. The riggers ought to be the container’s rigging (chain hooks), using a ladder to connect to the connection points.

The first container was jam-packed without incident. The second compartment was loaded onto the movie trailer and the riggers began that can remove the chain hooks at the same time as the supervisor and driver kept the twist locks.

To access the 4th and therefore last chain hook the rigger positioned the ladder against all the rear of truck trailer. Quickly securing the twist locks usually the driver went to the taxi.

He checked the side mirrors and could strictly amazing benefits supervisor, and so proceeded to drive forward, assuming the type of lifting crew had already de-rigged the container.

Credit: IMCA


  • The supervisor participated in not provide the driver in the induction or briefing when the person reach the yard.
  • The Permit to Work for the Working at Height indicated just that a free standing work think platform was to be used, yet somehow this was not used.
  • The driving force assumed that he or was clear to ride in forward.
  • The Task Risk Result did not assess the histories introduced by or to all the driver.

Lessons learned:

  • Ensure clear and you can find understood communication with third social gathering plant operators – the truck or van driver in this case : the next work.
  • Confirm formal control of work, directions, risk assessments and communications methods are in place for 3 party drivers and other employee.
  • Consider keeping all the driver away from the workplace completely until the lifting day after day is complete. This prevents pump off and protects the driver starting from potential lifting issues impacting some driver’s cab.

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December 2020