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Authorisation for Issue Amendment Record Amendment Summary Distribution List Preface
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Scope 1.1 Responsibilities 1.2 Application

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Definition of Lifting Equipment Applicable to this Scheme 1 2.1 Category 1 Portable Lifting Equipment 2 2.2 Category 2 Fixed Lifting Equipment 2 2.3 Category 3 Circulating/Transit Slings 2 2.4 Category 4 Dedicated Drilling Equipment 3 2.5 Category 5 Container Units Slings and Attachments 4 Control and Supply of Lifting Equipment Procedures 3.1 Category 1 Lifting Appliances 3.2 Consumable Items Lifting Access 3.3 Equipment Out-of-certification 3.4 Rigging Loft Lifting Appliances Returned to MHC 3.5 Lifting Equipment for Special Projects/Turnaround (TAR) 3.6 Restrictions on the Use of Lifting Equipment Lifting Equipment Examination Schedules 4.1 Periodic Thorough Examinations of Fixed and Portable Lifting Equipment 4.2 Lifting Equipment Register and Planning of Thorough Examinations 4.3 Pre-use and Post-use Equipment Examinations 4 6 7 7 7 8 8 9 10 11 11

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Responsibilities for Control of Lifting Equipment and Thorough Examinations 5.1 Category 1 5.2 Category 2 5.3 Category 3 5.4 Category 4 5.5 Category 5 Defective Lifting Equipment and Reports 6.1 Category 1 Lifting Equipment 6.2 Category 2 Lifting Equipment 6.3 Category 3 Lifting Equipment 6.4 Category 4 Lifting Equipment Competence of Personnel 7.1 Companies Conducting Thorough Examinations 7.2 Personnel Using Lifting Equipment 7.3 Use of Equipment by Contractor Company Personnel Control and Issue of Lifting Equipment Procedures 8.1 General 8.2 T-card System

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Portable Lifting Equipment Supply and Management Process Fixed Lifting Equipment Inspection, Recertification and Maintenance Process References Technical Note: The Use and Control of Man-made Fibre Slings

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Authorisation for Issue

Technical Authority
Name: Signature: Date: Position: Peter Thompson _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Regional Lifting Consultant

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Amendment Record

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Amendment Summary

Issue No Issue 2 Issue 2/AM01 Issue 2/AM02

Date January 2002 January 2003 February 2003 New issue.

Description

Document amended as part of the scheduled annual document review process. Corrective action on Figure 2. Distribution List updated.

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Issue Authority removed from document. Technical Authority changed to Peter Thompson from Patrick McCrory. Distribution List updated.

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Holders of Controlled Hard Copy Copy 01 02 03 Copyholder Data Control Centre (DCC) Manager of BP Contracts Contracts Manager Location ODL, Aberdeen Sparrows Offshore Ltd, Aberdeen Offshore Crane Engineering, Dyce, Aberdeen

Virtual Copyholders Copy Copyholder Document Technical Authority G ABZ SMS Notifications

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Preface

Purpose
The purpose of this document is to ensure that lifting equipment used at BP UK Upstream Region sites is in compliance with the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER). The document defines the categories of lifting equipment in use by BP, and highlights the responsibilities of personnel with a responsibility for the control and use of lifting equipment in the services of BP. This includes but is not limited to the Mechanical Handling Contractor (MHC), Engineering Services Contractor, ASCO supply base, well services contractors and drilling contractors. The document makes reference to the procedures required to control all movements, maintenance, repair, certification and overall quality of the equipment whilst in service.

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Review and Update


This document will be subject to 12-monthly review and update, when document holders will have the opportunity to express opinions and suggest improvements. However, the document control system allows for continuous update of this document. As such, any user may at any time identify an error or suggest an improvement using an Amendment Proposal proforma which is available electronically on the UK Upstream SMS website, from the Data Control Centre (DCC) Supervisor or from the Technical Authority. All holders of this document are registered so that they can be sent updates and be kept informed of changes or reviews.

Responsibility of Copyholders
It is the responsibility of the registered copyholder of controlled hard copy versions to maintain the accuracy of the document by ensuring that all updates are promptly incorporated and acknowledged. Furthermore, the registered copyholder of controlled hard copy versions must at all times maintain custody of this document unless prior approval is given by the relevant Technical Authority. The roles and responsibilities of copyholders and virtual copyholders are detailed in Section 1 of the Document Control Procedure (UKCS-DCM-001).

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Scope
1.1 Responsibilities

This document may refer to specific Corporate, National or International Regulations but the responsibility of ensuring compliance with legislation and any other statutory requirements lies with the Business Unit (BU) Technical Authority (TA), who should adapt or supplement the contents of this document to ensure compliance for specific application.

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Application

This document applies to all BP Installations in the UK Upstream Business Units both onshore and offshore. The thorough examination and maintenance schemes are also applicable to facilities designated Normally Unattended Installations (NUIs). However, it is recognised that thorough examination for Category 2 lifting equipment intervals may vary based on low use and logistics, and providing a written scheme of examination is in place to cover these specific items.

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Definition of Lifting Equipment Applicable to this Scheme


Lifting equipment comprises both lifting appliances and lifting accessories. They are defined as follows: Lifting Appliances Any mechanical device capable of raising or lowering a load, eg cranes, forklift trucks, passenger lifts, suspended cradles, power hoists, manual hoists, lever hoists, rope hoists, beam trolleys, beam clamps, sheave blocks, winches, runway beams, condition monitored by visual inspection and overhauls. Lifting Accessories Any device which is used or designed to be used directly or indirectly to connect a load to a lifting appliance (refer above) and which does not form part of the load, eg wire rope slings, chain slings, man-made fibre slings, hooks and fittings, swivels, shackles, eyebolts, wedge sockets or plate clamps. These items are also condition monitored by daily pre-use visual inspections with the exception of items of 10 tonne Safe Working Load (SWL) or greater, or scrapped and replaced every 6 months.

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BP lifting equipment and mechanical handling aids are divided into five categories which reflect different purposes, different recertification methods and different areas of responsibility. The five categories can be summarised as follows:

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Category 1 Portable Lifting Equipment

Portable lifting equipment is defined as moveable lifting appliances and accessories for general use on the Installation, which is supplied and maintained by the Mechanical Handling Contractor (MHC). This equipment will be stored and issued from a designated storage area. This is generally a cargo container modified for the purpose of storing lifting equipment. This category of lifting equipment is changed out for inspection, overhaul and recertification at 6-monthly intervals. All equipment supplied in the rigging loft will be to the BP specification and procured via the BP Master Agreement (MA) for lifting equipment supply. The site supplier/MHC will maintain a database of all portable lifting appliances employed in this service, including overhaul, inspection and certification records.

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Category 2 Fixed Lifting Equipment

Fixed lifting equipment is those items of lifting equipment which are owned by BP and are permanently onboard the Installation, such as overhead cranes, hoists, trolley and runway beams, padeyes, davits etc. The MHC via Planned Maintenance Routine (PMR) schedules and Written Schemes of Examination (WSEs) are responsible for the inspection and overhaul of these items. Their condition shall be monitored in accordance with the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) Regulation 9 'Thorough Examination and Inspection'. The thorough examinations are scheduled and planned by the MHC but carried out by a third-party inspection authority, usually the Integrity Assurance Contractor for the Facility. The inspections on fixed lifting equipment are to be carried out at 12-monthly intervals in line with the requirements of LOLER and the BP Golden Rules of Safety.

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Category 3 Circulating/Transit Slings

Lifting equipment accessories under this category are generally referred to as 'transit slings', which are wire rope slings, shackles etc, used for routine cargo handling and transportation duties ie casing tubular etc. This category of lifting equipment is to be used for cargo handling/boat transfer and transportation duties and must not be used on the Installation for general lifting operations. This category of lifting equipment can be visually identified by its colour coding, which is either brown or purple depending on the current code for the certification period (refer to the Colour Coding Procedure for Portable, Fixed and Circulating Lifting Equipment (UKCS-TI-013)).

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It is also mandatory for this type of sling to be constructed to BS 1290 to the 'Super Loop' design and proof-tested to twice the Safe Working Load (SWL) prior to its use (refer to Paragraph 3.2). The specification for this equipment is contained in the BP Vocabulary system and supply will be via an approved MA supplier. For tubular handling, transit slings must be used in pairs, double wrapped and choked with the choke hitch normally secured with a wire rope grip (bulldog grip) and tie-wrap. As a rule of thumb, and applicable to tubular handling only, the SWL of each sling must be equal to the weight of the tubular or total tubular bundle to allow for 'down-rating' for choke, dogging and sling angle. Slings should be positioned at two points approximately 25% of the total length in from either end of the tubular to reduce hogging and sagging (refer to the International Rigging and Lifting Handbook section 24.3 for further information). Due to the particular duty and environmental conditions to which this category of equipment is subjected, ie shock loading and corrosive atmosphere, it shall be destroyed and replaced following its return onshore. Note: Man-made fibre slings of any type must not be used for boat transfers duty (refer to Addendum 2).

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Category 4 Dedicated Drilling Equipment

Dedicated drilling lifting is that equipment dedicated to drilling operations such as drillfloor manriding and tugger winches, crown block and draw-works equipment, casing racking arm, tugger winches etc). This equipment is permanently onboard the Installation and is maintained by the drilling contractor via PMR schedules within the BU Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS). Their condition shall be monitored in accordance with LOLER Regulation 9 'Thorough Examination and Inspection' and, as applicable, relevant API specifications. Man-riding winches must be subjected to pre-use, and 6-monthly maintenance and inspection, in line with the requirements of LOLER Regulation 9 Thorough Examination and Inspection, and the winch manufacturers recommendations. The winch wire ropes (both man-riding and drillfloor tuggers) should be lubricated every 6 months, and after a 12-month service period, removed for cleaning, NDT inspection throughout the full length of the rope to check for any indication of defects to the internal, and external strands of the rope. If satisfactory the rope should be re-lubricated and certified for further service. Due to the harsh offshore environment and the duty in which the winch operates the maximum recommended service life of winch ropes is 2 years. Drillfloor tugger winches and ropes should be subjected to pre use, and a 12-monthly maintenance and inspection regime. The thorough examinations are scheduled and planned by the drilling contractor but carried out by a third-party inspection authority, usually the Integrity Assurance Contractor for the Facility. Portable lifting equipment and accessories for the drilling day-to-day activity shall be supplied via the platform rigging loft and subjected to the relevant BP lifting procedures.

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Specialist lifting equipment supplied by third-party contractors and used to carry out major maintenance to drillfloor equipment and drill derrick modifications must be inspected and approved by the BU competent person for lifting operations.

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Category 5 Container Units Slings and Attachments

Portable units for repeated use in the transportation of goods or equipment, handled in open seas, to and from and between fixed and/or floating Installations and ships. These are Cargo Container Units (CCUs), eg containers and lifting baskets. Containers and their slings shall be periodically examined and tested in accordance with the requirements of EN 12079 'Offshore Containers: Design, Construction, Testing, Inspection and Marking'. The slings for these units should be constructed to BS 1290 using terminations of the Super Loop (Flemish Eye) design.

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Control and Supply of Lifting Equipment Procedures


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PROJECTS AND DRILLING SPECIFY THEIR PORTABLE LIFTING EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS AT THE BU 6-WEEK PLANNING STAGE

THE BU REPRESENTATIVE DETERMINES THE RIGGING LOFT INTENTORY BASED ON THE GENERAL LIFTING ACTIVITY OF THE PLATFORM TEAM

ADHOC LIFTING EQUIPMENT SUPPLY

THE LIFTING APPLIANCES AND ACCESSORIES ARE SOURCED FROM THE BP MA SUPPLIER TO BP'S SPECIFICATIONS, WHICH ARE CONTAINED IN BP'S VOCABULARY SYSTEM. THE MHC THEN SUPPLIES THE EQUIPMENT TO THE PLATFORM/ SITE CONTAINED IN A PURPOSE-BUILT RIGGING LOFT

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THE PLATFORM/SITE RIGGING LOFT CONTROLLER CONFIRMS INVENTORY IS COMPLETE AND MANAGES THE EQUIPMENT TO THE RELEVANT PROCESSES FOR THE ISSUE AND CONTROL

DEFECTIVE EQUIPMENT DISCOVERED DURING POST-USE INSPECTIONS IS REMOVED FROM SERVICE, MARKED AND PLACED IN THE DESIGNATED QUARANTINE AREA OF THE LOFT

THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE REPLACEMENT LOFT ARE AGREED AND ASSEMBLED FOR SHIPMENT AT THE 6-MONTH CHANGE-OUT PERIOD

WHEN THE ROTATIONAL RIGGING LOFT ARRIVES ON THE PLATFORM/SITE, THE RIGGING LOFT CONTROLLER WILL REMOVE/REPLACE ALL EXISTING PORTABLE EQUIPMENT AND CONFIRM THAT ALL EQUIPMENT OUT OF CERTIFICATION HAS BEEN RETURNED TO THE RIGGING LOFT SUPPLIERS FACILITY

ALL LIFTING APPLIANCES ARE INSPECTED, OVERHAULED AND TESTED. APPLIANCES WITH LOW ECONOMIC VALUE ARE DESTROYED AND DISPOSED OF

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Figure 1 Portable Lifting Equipment Supply and Management Process

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Category 1 Lifting Appliances

The BU TA shall specify the platform rigging loft inventory for day-to-day general lifting activities. This inventory should be optimised to prevent any unnecessary equipment administration and costs. Lifting equipment under this category will be changed out at 6-monthly intervals. The BU or its nominated lifting operations service provider (in the UK Upstream Region this will be the MHC) will source the lifting appliances from a BP technically approved lifting equipment supplier (for the UK Upstream Region this will be the BP Master Agreement supplier) who must supply the lifting equipment in accordance with the BP specifications contained in the SCM Vocabulary System description. The UTG MHC sector representative must approve any deviation to this requirement. New portable lifting appliances and accessories must be permanently marked (hard-stamped) with an identification number, fully certified, and suitable for 6-months service period, in accordance with BPs requirements for lifting equipment. Following inspection and overhaul, items of lifting equipment shall be supplied with a current certificate and accompanied by a thorough examination report. The thorough examination report must be retained for a minimum period of 2 years. This will allow traceability to the thorough examination report and provide tracking during its service period on the Installation. All items shall be colour coded in accordance with the BP Colour Coding Procedure for Portable, Fixed and Circulating Lifting Equipment (UKCS-TI-013). Care must be taken by the BU or the MHC to ensure that neither the SWL marking nor identification number is obscured during the colour coding process. Having checked the integrity of the equipment, the BU/MHC shall arrange shipment of the equipment, in a locked, purpose-built rigging loft container, to the Installation together with a full register of the loft contents and a T-card issue and control system. On arrival at the Installation, the MHC and/or the Rigging Loft Controller shall check the integrity of the seal on the locked container and the validity of the thorough examination report prior to issue of any lifting equipment. To assist with the logistics in rigging loft supply, the lifting equipment in the loft will be certified for a 7-month period. However, the 6-month period between thorough examinations commences from the date the rigging loft container is unlocked and the seal is broken for the first time after arrival on the Installation. If the seal is damaged or broken when it arrives on the Installation, the change-out date will revert to the original date that the loft left the site suppliers/MHC facility.

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Consumable Items Lifting Access

Loose lifting accessories such as wire rope slings, shackles and eyebolts with a low economic value are to be classed as consumables and will be destroyed and replaced after a 6-month period in service. Items with a high economic value such as crane pennants, shackles and eyebolts greater than the 10 tonne capacity, will be thoroughly examined by the third-party inspection company and, if fit for further service, certified for a further 6 months. To ensure that all wire rope slings can safely endure the dynamic and shock loading associated with supply boat to platform deck cargo transfers and lifting operations, all wire rope slings used on BPs offshore Installations shall be constructed to meet the requirements of BS1290, using the Flemish Eye (Super Loop) technique. The eye termination must be finished using pressed steel tapered sleeves. This design of sling eye termination offers a significantly increased efficiency (95 to 98%) than those of the conventional type wire rope sling eyes used in the Talurit mechanical spliced termination (70 to 90%). The tapered pressed steel sleeve used in the termination also considerably reduces the risk of the snagging, and because the rope splice is totally enclosed by the sleeve, it mitigates the potential for injury to personnel, ie cuts and abrasions from the protruding wire strands of the conventional Talurit termination. Following construction every sling shall be subjected to a proof load test of twice the Safe Working Load (2 x SWL) to prove the integrity of the finished termination.

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Equipment Out-of-certification

The Rigging Loft Controller will ensure that all out-of-certification lifting equipment from the rigging loft is returned to the onshore base of the MHC following the 6-month service. It should be painted white and stored in the quarantine area of the rigging loft until it can be removed from the Installation.

3.4

Rigging Loft Lifting Appliances Returned to MHC

On receipt of the returned rigging loft at the BU/MHC depot, all lifting appliances will be and subjected to a disassembed and thorough examination. The equipment will be overhauled and re-tested. All maintenance, repair and recertification shall be carried out in accordance with the MHC procedures for inspection and service of lifting equipment. For further information, refer to Sparrows Offshore Services Ltd Procedure QP 12 'Service and Repair of Lifting Equipment' and Offshore Crane Engineering Ltd WP01 to WP10, WP39, WP56, WP99, WP101 to WP111 including 'Procedures for the Inspection, Test and Repair of Lifting Equipment'.

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Lifting Equipment for Special Projects/Turnaround (TAR)

For specialist projects, planned turnaround or other special projects, the MHC may be required to supply additional 'general purpose' lifting equipment to meet the additional demand for that period of increased activities. The specialist contractor, subject to conformance with relevant British Standards, can provide specific specialist lifting equipment, not covered in the platform rigging loft inventory. The equipment must be inspected and approved by the site competent person prior to use on the Installation. Equipment supplied under these circumstances will require to be identified with the current Installation lifting equipment colour code. For general purpose equipment and any other additional lifting requirements for the turnaround should be identified at least one month in advance. The BU shall compile a list of lifting equipment and forward it to the MHC.

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Restrictions on the Use of Lifting Equipment

BP may on occasion restrict the use of equipment should any nonconformity or incidents occur. Should this arise, the MA supplier and MHC shall be notified by means of a safety circular.

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BP-OWNED FIXED AND SPECIALIST LIFTING APPLIANCES

EQUIPMENT REGISTERED IN CMMS

DRILLING OPERATIONS LIFTING APPLIANCES

WRITTEN SCHEMES OF EXAMINATION DEVELOPED AND SCHEDULED FOR ALL ITEMS

MHC PLANS OFFSHORE INSPECTION SCOPE WITH QA INSPECTION ENGINEER AND ARRANGES SITE ACCESS WITH BU REPRESENTATIVE

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QA INSPECTION ENGINEER CARRIES OUT THE EQUIPMENT INSPECTION TO THE SCHEDULE AND, ON SATISFACTORY COMPLETION, RECERTIFIES THE EQUIPMENT AND UPDATES THE LIFTING REGISTER IN CMMS. ALL EQUIPMENT DEFECTS ARE RAISED AS WORK REQUESTS IN CMMS

ITEMS SCHEDULED BUT NOT INSPECTED DURING THE VISIT WILL BE ADDED TO THE INSPECTIONS OVERDUE LIST, THE EQUIPMENT MARKED IN BLACK PAINT AND TAGGED NOT SUITABLE FOR USE BY THE MHC

QA INSPECTION ENGINEER ISSUES SUMMARY REPORT TO BU REPRESENTATIVE IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE INSPECTION FOLLOWED BY THE FORMAL FINAL REPORT 2 WEEKS AFTER THE INSPECTIONS ARE COMPLETE

MHC DEVELOPS IMPLEMENTATION PLANS FOR ANY REMEDIAL ACTIONS AND, ON COMPLETION OF THE REPAIR, CLOSES OUT THE WORK REQUEST AND UPDATES THE EQUIPMENT HISTORY FILE IN CMMS

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Figure 2 Fixed Lifting Equipment Inspection, Recertification and Maintenance Process

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BP Procedures require that all lifting equipment be thoroughly examined and where appropriate tested prior to being used for the first time unless the equipment has not been used before and is accompanied by a European Commission (EC) declaration of conformity not more than 12 months old.

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Periodic Thorough Examinations of Fixed and Portable Lifting Equipment

The harsh environmental and operating conditions usually experienced on offshore Installations, and in oil and chemical processing plants, can cause rapid deterioration and/or failure of the internal mechanisms and components of lifting machines. Therefore, all items of lifting equipment must be thoroughly examined at regular intervals. Failure to carry out these examinations at the recommended intervals will significantly increase the conditional probability of failure, exposing personnel to the consequence of failure normally associated this category of equipment. Notwithstanding the inspection period of 12 months (minimum) as detailed in LOLER, BPs considerable operational experience with lifting equipment has determined that the optimum interval for thorough examination overhaul and testing equipment operating in this environment is 6 months. Through examinations for all lifting equipment in the UK Upstream BUs should be carried out at the following intervals: Onshore - Portable lifting accessories inspection or replacements should be carried out at maximum intervals of 6 months - Portable and fixed lifting appliances and other lifting equipment should be carried out at maximum intervals of 6 months. However, if the environment in which the appliances operate is moderate, the thorough examination intervals may be extended to a maximum period of 12 months. In either case in accordance with a Written Scheme of Examination (WSE) Offshore Owing to the harsh environment and corrosive atmosphere generally experienced in the offshore environment, the maximum period between thorough examinations for Category 1 lifting equipment should be 6 months. However, lifting support steel work with no moving parts (eg runway beams, pad eyes permanently attached or integral lifting eyes) the period of thorough examination is 12 months providing: - They are not used to support personnel - The use is occasional to the degree that wear and tear is not a harmful factor - They are adequately coated/protected so that corrosion is not a harmful factor

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Further details regarding thorough examination and inspection can be found in the following documents: - LOLER, Regulation 9 and Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) - The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER), Regulation 6 and ACoP - Practical Guide to LOLER (UKCS-TI-010)

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Lifting Equipment Register and Planning of Thorough Examinations

All BP owned portable, special and fixed lifting equipment will be registered in the BU CMMS. This will facilitate the accurate planning and scheduling of routine inspections and the recording of inspection and repair history. The MHC shall ensure that thorough examination schedules are planned one month in advance of the due date.

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In addition to thorough examinations, equipment shall be subject to a pre-use examination carried out by the Rigging Loft Controller and/or the Competent Person for lifting equipment on the site. The site or Installation Lifting Co-ordinator shall ensure that pre-use examination checklists are available in the rigging loft as a guide to personnel withdrawing lifting equipment. The equipment must also be examined on its return and its condition recorded on the T-card issue and control system.

Responsibilities for Control of Lifting Equipment and Thorough Examinations


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Category 1

The site Competent Person/MHC is responsible for the maintenance, repairs, recertification and recording of Category 1 equipment. This will be in accordance with Sparrows Offshore Services Ltd Procedure QP 12 Service and Repair of Lifting Equipment and Offshore Crane Engineering Ltd WP01 to WP10, WP39, WP56, WP99, WP101 to WP111 including Procedures for the Inspection, Test and Repair of Lifting Equipment.

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Category 2

The Independent Inspection Authority will carry out Category 2 equipment thorough examinations. The site Competent Person/MHC is responsible for planning the offshore visit for the Independent Inspection Authority and scheduling a list of items to be thoroughly examined. The Independent Inspection Authority shall have in place a documented procedure relating to the inspection of relevant lifting equipment. The MHC will carry out maintenance and repairs.

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Category 3

For Category 3 equipment, pre-use and thorough examinations will be the responsibility of the supplier who attached the transit slings to the cargo. The cargo supplier should ensure that the transit slings are manufactured and tested to meet the BP specification for transit slings if they are not supplied via the BP MA. The supply base contractor is responsible for ensuring that the transit slings have a valid certificate for the current period, are colour coded and comply with BPs specification. All lifting equipment not conforming to the above should be rejected and returned to the originator.

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Category 4

The Independent Inspection Authority shall examine lifting equipment in accordance with the approved WSE. The drilling contractor shall co-ordinate these inspections with the Independent Inspection Authority by making their equipment readily available. Any repairs resulting from the inspections will be planned and carried out by the drilling contractor. To ensure that the Independent Inspection Authority's time is optimised, the drilling contractor should liaise with the site MHC to ensure that all Independent Inspection Authority activities, planned to coincide with the Independent Inspection Authority's visit to inspect the Installation's lifting equipment. The drilling contractor in accordance with the Installations planning process shall carry out all planned preventive maintenance on lifting equipment.

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Category 5

Category 5 equipment is examined by an Independent Inspection Authority as designated by the ASCo supply base for all BP supplied containers. The inspection regime is determined by European Standard EN 12079 Section 12. For non-BP supplied Cargo-carrying Units (CCUs) the supplier is responsible for ensuring that the certificate of compliance is valid and current. The ASCo supply base QA Authority is responsible for ensuring that all CCU certification is current (the recertification date must be current by a minimum of one month before allowing transportation of the container offshore).

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Category 1 Lifting Equipment

Category 1, any defective lifting equipment revealed during pre and post use inspections shall be removed from service, identified with white paint and tagged do not use, and placed in the designated quarantine area of the rigging loft. The defective equipment should be returned as early as possible to the MHC for repair or replacement.

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Category 2 Lifting Equipment

The Independent Inspection Authority will carry out thorough examinations and recertification of fixed lifting equipment to the relevant WSE. The Independent Inspection Authority will colour code the equipment with the new colour code following the inspection. The Independent Inspection Authority will also update the lifting register in the BP CMMS with the new certification details and if required list any defects and remedial repairs required, which will be raised as work requests in the CMMS against the individual tag number, and planned through the Installations planning process. Lifting equipment items, scheduled for examination during the Independent Inspection Authoritys visit, but cannot be examined for operational or other reasons, must be recorded, colour coded with black paint and tagged by the inspector as not suitable for use. Equipment found to be defective must also be colour coded with black paint and tagged not suitable for use. The tag will remain until the equipment is repaired by the MHC or removed from the Installation. Any lifting equipment removed from the Installation for repair must be returned to the MHC repair facility. Prior to leaving the Installation, Independent Inspection Authority shall compile a summary report for the BU and MHC Representative offshore. Prior to leaving the Installation, the Independent Inspection Authority shall compile a summary report for the BU and MHC Representative offshore. Both reports shall detail equipment thoroughly examined, defective equipment and equipment not examined. The Independent Inspection Authority is responsible for updating the Installations CMMS lifting registers, detailing the lifting equipment inspected and raising defect repair orders for planned execution. The MHC shall develop plans for all remedial repair order actions and close them out in the CMMS following satisfactory completion.

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Category 3 Lifting Equipment

For Category 3 equipment, pre-use and thorough examinations will be the responsibility of the cargo supplier who attached the transit slings. Any defects should be rectified prior to leaving the supplier's depot. The supply base staff are also responsible for ensuring that the slings have not been damaged in transit prior to loading on the boat.

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Category 4 Lifting Equipment

In the course of Independent Inspection Authority thorough examinations, the inspection engineer shall carry out thorough examinations and the recertification process under the guidance of the drilling contractors WSE. The third-party inspection engineer will update the CMMS lifting register, listing any defects and remedial actions which will be raised as work requests and planned through the Installation planning process. The third-party drilling contractor will also re-colour code the equipment with the colour code applicable for the next period. Equipment which is scheduled for examination during the Independent Inspection Authoritys visit that cannot be examined for operational or other reasons shall be recorded, painted black and tagged by the drilling contractor representative as 'not suitable for use'. Equipment found to be defective shall also be tagged 'not suitable for use'. The tag will remain until repaired by the drilling contractor or removed from the Installation. Equipment removed from the Installation shall be returned to the drilling contractor's onshore premises or approved company for repair. Prior to leaving the Installation, the Independent Inspection Authority shall compile a summary report for the BU and drilling contractor's representative offshore. A final formal report shall be forwarded by the Independent Inspection Authority to the onshore BU Representative and drilling contractor. Both reports shall detail equipment thoroughly examined, defective equipment and equipment not examined. The drilling contractor shall develop plans for remedial actions and, when complete, the jobs should be closed out in the BP CMMS.

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Competence of Personnel
7.1 Companies Conducting Thorough Examinations

The MHC and the third-party inspection companies conducting thorough examinations on lifting equipment shall provide suitably trained and competent personnel. The required qualifications and training requirements are contained in Guidance of Offshore Lifting Operations Risk Assessments (UKCS-TI-014).

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Personnel Using Lifting Equipment

The BU Technical Authority and Installation LOLER representative shall ensure that procedures are in place to prevent unauthorised personnel using lifting equipment. Training and competency profiles for all personnel, required to perform lifting operations on the Installation or site, should be produced by BP and their third-party contractors to show the minimum training and competence standards required to ensure that personnel using equipment are suitably trained in the safe and correct use of lifting equipment relevant to the category of lifting operation and type of equipment to be used.

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Personnel should not use equipment until they have been trained and authorised as competent in its use. A record of the qualified personnel should be maintained at the site rigging loft. Personnel trained and authorised to use lifting equipment should refer to the Rigging and Lifting Handbook which gives procedures for safe and correct use of lifting equipment.

7.3

Use of Equipment by Contractor Company Personnel

Prior to special projects/shutdowns commencing, the BU should ensure, prior to mobilisation to the Installation, all contractor personnel involved with the use of lifting appliances are suitably trained, experienced, and formally assessed as competent by documentary evidence, to the training and competence standards described in Guidance on the Categorisation/Planning/Risk Assessment and Implementation of Lifting Operations (UKCS-TI-014) Paragraph 4.

Control and Issue of Lifting Equipment Procedures


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The BU shall ensure that equipment issued from the rigging loft is issued and controlled in accordance with the relevant Installation procedure for 'The Control and Use of Lifting Equipment'. The BU shall appoint a Competent Person to monitor and control the systems and procedures. The Competent Person shall be responsible for the issue, pre and post use inspections and control of lifting equipment using the T-card system. The Competent Person will also carry out formal weekly audits of the rigging loft inventory. A list of personnel trained and assessed as competent to withdraw and use lifting equipment on the Installation should be displayed in the rigging loft. The Competent Person issuing the equipment should also ensure, by documentary evidence, that either a lifting plan or risk assessment has been carried out for the lift. It is recommended that the BU Lifting Co-ordinator carries out audits of the rigging loft and its inventory on a 2-monthly basis.

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T-card System

The T-card system shall be divided into sections designated in-stock, in-use and hold inspection required. On issue, the T-card corresponding to the item number shall be removed from the in-stock section and placed in the in-use section with the date and user recorded on the card.

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On return of lifting equipment, the item shall be located in the hold inspection required area of the rigging loft and the corresponding T-card placed in the hold inspection required section. The Competent Person responsible for pre and post equipment inspection shall examine all returned equipment prior to its acceptance back into the rigging loft. If the inspection shows that the condition of the item is satisfactory and fit for further use, the T-card should be updated to reflect the inspection and the item returned to the 'in-stock' position. If the item of lifting equipment shows any sign of prolonged exposure to drilling mud, chemicals or seawater etc, or in the opinion of the Competent Person it is too dirty for further issue, it should be quarantined until the unit can be changed out or overhauled by the MHC.

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References

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The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER), SI 1998/No 2307. Safe Use of Lifting Equipment Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) (L113), SI 1998/No 2307. European Standard EN 12079 Offshore Containers: Design, Construction, Testing, Inspection and Marking. Colour Coding Procedure for Portable, Fixed and Circulating Lifting Equipment (UKCS-TI-013). Sparrows Offshore Services Ltd Procedure QP 12 'Service and Repair of Lifting Equipment' and Offshore Crane Engineering Ltd WP01 to WP10, WP39, WP56, WP99, WP101 to WP111 including 'Procedures for the Inspection, Test and Repair of Lifting Equipment' (latest revision). The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER), SI 1998/No 2306. Safe Use of Work Equipment (L22), SI 1998/No 2306. BP Practical Guide to LOLER (UKCS-TI-010). The Rigging and Lifting Handbook. Guidance on lifting equipment use procedures and planning of lifting operations.

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Technical Note: The Use and Control of Man-made Fibre Slings

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Purpose Introduction Lifting Sling Selection Examination and Discard Criteria 4.1 Man-made Fibre Endless Round Slings 4.2 Man-made Fibre Flat Webbing Slings

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Technical Note: BP Technical Policy for the Selection, Application and Control of Man-made Fibre Slings for Lifting Operations.

Purpose
There have been several incidents recently where the incorrect application of lifting appliances and accessories has been the ultimate cause of the occurrence and man-made fibre slings have been the contributing factor for at least two of those incidents. The purpose of this technical note is to describe the current BP Policy and Procedures for the safe selection, application and control of man-made fibre slings for lifting operations, their subsequent inspection requirements and the discard process following completion of the lifting operation. The Policy and Procedures apply to both offshore and onshore operations within the UKCS sector.

Introduction
All lifting operations on BP Installations, including those undertaken by third-party contractors, shall be implemented under the specific requirements of the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER), SI 1998/No 2307, and/or the BP UK Upstream Region Mechanical Handling Technical Integrity Guidance Documents (UKCS-TI-012 through UKCS-TI-016). Regulation 8 of LOLER stipulates that all lifting operations using lifting appliances and accessories should be carried out in a safe manner, under adequate supervision and following a lifting operation risk assessment and predetermined plan. The degree of planning is dependent on the lifting equipment to be used, the category of the lifting operation and the degree of risk involved. The person responsible for ensuring that the lifting plans and risk assessments for lifting operations on the Installation are in line with LOLER, normally the BP platform nominated LOLER representative, should have adequate practical and theoretical knowledge and experience in planning lifting operations. Non-routine lifting operation plans and risk assessments, developed by third-party contractors for use on BP Operational Installations, should be endorsed by the Performance Unit (PU) Technical Authority or the BP-approved Mechanical Handling Contractor (MHC) for the Installation prior to going offshore for implementation. All lifting appliances and accessories to be used in these lifting operations shall be supplied via the BP offshore rigging loft or the approved BP Master Agreement (MA) lifting equipment supplier (Certex). The BP document Guidance on Offshore Lifting Operations Risk Assessments (UKCS-TI-014), which is available on the SMS website, is the guidance document for the development of all lifting operations planning and risk assessments and provides the criteria for determining the category of lifting operation as well as the control measures and procedure(s) to be adopted.

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Lifting Sling Selection


When planning the lifting operation, consideration should be given to the working load limit, the mode of use, the nature of the load and the environment in which it is to be used. Wherever possible, it is recommended that wire rope slings be used for lifting operations. Never use a man-made fibre sling if, during the lifting operation, it can be subjected to shock or snatch loading and never use this type of sling on boat lifting operations or site transfers. Man-made fibre slings are available in five basic formats, the two most commonly used in the offshore operation are the flat soft becketed eye type webbing sling and the endless round sling. The endless round sling is the most adaptable for general-purpose use as they are more flexible and, when choked, provide a more efficient grip on the load. It is recommended that this type of sling be used for lifting awkward and fragile components such as valves, actuators and control panels etc. Flat soft becket eye type webbing slings are more suitable for use in a basket type lifting mode rather than a choke mode and are recommended for use on rotating machinery applications or on general equipment where localised damage to the load is to be avoided ie heat exchanger tube bundles etc.

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Examination and Discard Criteria


Slings constructed in man-made fibres are easily damaged and can be sensitive to chemical attack. Strength is lost if there are any cuts, tears, abrasion, fraying and burst stitching, therefore this sling type requires close examination by a competent person for any signs of damage prior to every lifting operation. For details on the inspection and discard criteria, refer to the BP International Rigging and Lifting Handbook. Endless round slings are manufactured with an outer protective sheath, which prevents the ingress of chemicals and dirt which can lead to the deterioration of the sling fibres in service. The protective sheath also makes the examination for defects in the sling less onerous than that of the flat webbing sling. For this reason the BP Policy for man-made fibre slings is as follows:

4.1

Man-made Fibre Endless Round Slings

Endless round slings should be used for general purpose lifting duties on the Installation providing the sling has a current certificate of conformity and there is an approved lifting plan and risk assessment for the operation. A Competent Person should inspect the sling(s) for damage prior to every lifting operation. The sling(s) shall be physically removed and destroyed if any damage is evident. Certification for this type of sling is valid for 6 months, after which time it will be destroyed.

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Man-made Fibre Flat Webbing Slings

Flat webbing slings should be used for special lifts where the component to be lifted can be damaged by the use of conventional wire rope slings. The use of this sling type will automatically default the category of lift to Complicated, which requires the approval of the nominated LOLER Representative on the Installation. On completion of the lifting operation, the webbing sling(s) shall be removed and destroyed. Pat McCrory Maintenance Consultant UTG

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