It is the E&P industry’s expectation that all companies conducting lifting activities have a management system that includes specific procedures based on a full assessment of the risks and control measures required.
Lifting and hoisting operations are one of the major causes of fatalities and serious incidents in global Exploration and Production (E&P) activities. Every type of lift has a set of risks that need to be managed if the lift is to be undertaken in a safe and efficient manner.
Despite the vast number of regulations, standards and guidelines that apply to lifting, incidents continue to occur. To give the E&P industry a clear focus on this issue, the OGP Safety Committee's Task Force on Lifting and Hoisting has developed this Recommended Practice (RP) document. This RP is based on current experience and best practice for preventing fatalities and serious incidents.
This document sets out at a management level the OGP's recommended practice (RP) for mechanical lifting and hoisting.
Although the RP is not intended to be a comprehensive and technical set of lifting procedures, it provides a source of extensive additional information in the form of appendices and a list of references, all of which have been recommended to the Task Force as being examples of good practice for particular aspects of lifting and hoisting.