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Dropsafe Strikes Deal with Van Dam to Meet European Industrial Demand for Drops Prevention

Dropsafe responds to rising demand for Drops prevention solutions from the European Oil & Gas, Power Gen, Refinery and Marine markets via a new distribution deal with Van Dam Maintenance &...

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Dropsafe Chosen by MSS to Supply Dropped Object Prevention Solutions in Norwegian Market

Dropsafe’s partnership with Norwegian distributor Module Solutions and Systems (MSS) will enable increased adoption of Drops prevention solutions in a crucial market   Norway, 7th November 2019 –...

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Dropsafe Newsletter: Dropped Objects must be fully accounted for in Offshore Energy

This summer the Dropsafe team has attended a number of industry events across the Offshore Energy, Mining and Oil & Gas industries. We have travelled from Australia to Aberdeen to Amsterdam meeting site...

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Dropped Objects Threaten Safe Offshore Decommissioning

Global leader in Dropped Object prevention warns that Drops risks are not being fully accounted for in Oil & Gas decommissioning   Amsterdam, 9th October ­2019 – The offshore Oil & Gas...

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Dropped Objects: The Unseen Menace

Workers’ injuries because of dropped or falling objects occur all too often in British Columbia. According to Joseph Wong Worksafe BC Statistical Services, 2,012 workers were struck by falling objects in...

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Report: The Neglected Hazard

Dropped object incidents continue to threaten technician safety, financial performance and stakeholder reputation – but the offshore wind sector lags behind on reporting and mitigation. Our report 'The...

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Dropsafe Strikes Deal with Van Dam to Meet European Industrial Demand for Drops Prevention

Dropsafe responds to rising demand for Drops prevention solutions from the European Oil & Gas, Power Gen, Refinery and Marine markets via a new distribution deal with Van Dam Maintenance &...

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Dropsafe Chosen by MSS to Supply Dropped Object Prevention Solutions in Norwegian Market

Dropsafe’s partnership with Norwegian distributor Module Solutions and Systems (MSS) will enable increased adoption of Drops prevention solutions in a crucial market   Norway, 7th November 2019 –...

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Dropped Objects Threaten Safe Offshore Decommissioning

Global leader in Dropped Object prevention warns that Drops risks are not being fully accounted for in Oil & Gas decommissioning   Amsterdam, 9th October ­2019 – The offshore Oil & Gas...

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G+ Reliable Securing Guidelines Show Practical Pathway to Offshore Wind Drops Prevention

Much-needed “reliable securing” guidelines published by Offshore Wind safety organisation G+ to facilitate industry wide adoption of best practice prevention systems    Hong Kong, July 29 2019...

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Formosa Offshore Wind and Dropsafe Tackle Dropped Object Risk at Taiwan’s First Offshore Wind Farm

Offshore wind developer Formosa Offshore Wind takes industry-leading approach to tackling Dropped Object risk by rolling out Dropsafe Nets across the Formosa I wind farm   Dropsafe, the leading...

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Dropped Objects Remain A Neglected Hazard In Offshore Wind

Dropped object incidents continue to threaten technician safety, financial performance and stakeholder reputation – but the sector lags behind on reporting and mitigation Amsterdam, 23rd October 2018 –...

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The Danger of Dropped Objects at Mine Sites

Dropped objects are a major cause of injury at mine sites. Whether it’s loose light fixtures, misplaced equipment, tools, scaffolding equipment, falling debris or one of many other number of potential risks,...

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Dropsafe partners with Pacific Automation to tackle Australian Dropped Object risks

Dropsafe responds to growing demand from Australian Oil and Gas (O&G), Marine, Mining, Power Generation and Construction operators by bolstering regional presence Australia, Monday May 13th 2019 –...

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Unseen Long-term Equipment Costs Hamper Drops Prevention Efforts

Cost should not be a barrier to Dropped Object risk mitigation, says Dropsafe, but HSE decision makers need more clarity on the quality of critical safety equipment Hong Kong, April 9th 2019 – Dropsafe, a...

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Dropsafe Net and Barrier Achieve Approval to New ABS Standard

A safety device that securely encloses and tethers overhead fixtures to prevent objects dropping and falling from height has received type approval recognition from ABS in accordance with the new ‘ABS Guide...

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Rig Reactivation Prompts Tackling the Rising Risk of Dropped Objects

Dropped objects are one of the most frequent HSE safety incidents reported, and the changing oil and gas landscape threatens to increase the risk. Years of low oil prices meant that a large number of...

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Dropsafe Returns to Offshore Energy 2018

After the successful launch of the Dropsafe BarrierTM at Offshore Energy 2017, Dropsafe returns to the RAI Convention Center in Amsterdam for Offshore Energy 2018. The risks to personnel and assets from...

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Stop, Don’t Drop: Best Practices for Mitigating Dropped Object Risk – International Oil & Gas Engineer

Technical innovations are increasingly being adopted to prevent dropped object hazards in the oil & gas industry - both onshore and offshore - as market changes drive the sector to push the limits on the...

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Dropsafe Partner with Absolute Tech to Expand Asia Pacific Distribution Network

  Distribution partnership with Singapore’s Absolute Tech to facilitate adoption of dropped objects prevention solutions by firms across the region. Singapore, July 11 2018 – Dropsafe, a leading...

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Dropsafe at the International WorkBoat Show 2017

“Let the Good Times Roll” – When the Dropsafe® team were asked what the primary sentiment was at the recently completed International Workboat Show in New Orleans, they responded with a typical...

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Dropped Objects Prevention Lands at Offshore Energy 2017

Offshore Energy 2017 at the RAI Convention Center in Amsterdam saw dropped object prevention specialists Dropsafe® enter the European safety market.  The risks to personnel and assets from dropped objects is...

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Dropsafe to Launch the Innovative Drops-Prevention Barrier System

Dropsafe will launch the innovative drops-prevention barrier system at the 2017 Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC from 13-16 November 2017 - booth 14414). A drop...

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Dropsafe has returned from The International WorkBoat Show in New Orleans

Dropsafe has returned from The International Workboat Show in New Orleans more motivated than ever to continue offering simple, innovative and cost effective solutions to the ever present risk to seafarers...

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Dropsafe exhibits at International WorkBoat Show

Dropsafe is proud to be exhibiting alongside commercial mariners from around the world at the International WorkBoat Show, held at the Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, November 30th – December...

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Dropsafe Exhibits at IADC Drilling HSE&T Europe Conference and Exhibition 21-22 September 2016

As proud members of the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC), Dropsafe will be exhibiting at the IADC Drilling HSE&T Conference and Exhibition in Amsterdam from the 21-22 September...

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Dropsafe Appoints QTEC Technology as new Thailand Agent

Dropsafe the global leader in dropped objects prevention is expanding throughout Asia Pacific, breaking into new dynamic markets and grow existing markets. In order to broaden their reach to industrial...

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Dropsafe Debut at Safety 2016

Safety is the name of our game. This year, Dropsafe will be attending one of the world’s largest safety conferences and exhibitions, Safety 2016, the annual conference of the American Society of Safety...

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Dropsafe Appoints New Brunei Agent

Dropsafe continues to go from strength to strength, expanding into new geographies and markets. With the aim of delivering an even greater service to our customers in the Asia Pacific region, we have appointed...

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Dropsafe to Attend IADC World Drilling 2016

This year’s International Association of Drilling Contractors IADC World Drilling 2016 Conference and Exhibition has resilience and momentum firmly on its agenda. As the wells industry strives for...

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Dropsafe at International Offshore Cranes & Lifting 2016

The Norwegian Society of Lifting Technology (NSLT) together with the Offshore Mechanical Handling Equipment Committee (OMHEC) are proud to announce this year’s International Offshore Cranes & Lifting...

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Dropsafe Exibit at IADC Drilling HSE&T 2016

The IADC Drilling HSE&T Asia Pacific 2016 Conference & Exhibition seeks to focus attention on health, safety, environment and training in drilling and completion operations in Asia Pacific, a drilling...

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Ageing Rigs Increase Dropped Objects Safety Risks

Ageing rigs are becoming an increasing concern for the Oil and Gas Industry. Not only do they fall short of production capabilities versus modern facilities, they also increase risks for companies who operate...

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Dropsafe appoint Midcontinent as European distribution partner

European Dropsafe customers can now significantly reduce delivery times by ordering directly from Midcontinent, our new European distribution partner based in Aberdeen, UK. Midcontinent is an Oil and Gas...

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Dropsafe Sponsor DROPS Asia Forum KL

Dropsafe is proud to be sponsoring the networking reception of the DROPS Asia Forum 2015. The event will take place on the 27th October at the Intercontinental KL Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. DROPS is a...

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New Dropsafe Resource Centre Launches Today

The Dropsafe Members Area has been replaced by the new Dropsafe Resource Centre, a single source for product training and documentation. The Resource Centre gives our customers full access to the complete...

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Going for Gold at CME Safety and Health 2015

Going for Gold at CME Safety and Health 2015 Dropsafe is proud to be a gold sponsor of the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME), Safety and Health Conference 2015. The event is...

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Dropsafe Nets installed on Drops Training Simulator

Dropsafe patented technology is the standard in the onshore and offshore Oil and Gas Sectors for securing and tethering overhead fixtures. Dropsafe collaborated with K2 to equip the K2 DROPS Training Simulator...

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Dropsafe at IADC Drilling HSE&T Europe 2015

IADC conferences are industry-driven events focusing on the critical Health Safety Environment and Training issues facing the global drilling industry. The theme of the conference is “learning from others”...

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Dropsafe Nets Installed on Patterson UTI Fleet

Dropsafe nets is the standard in the onshore and offshore Oil and Gas Sectors for decreasing the risks associated with dropped objects.  GESCO the exclusive distributor of Dropsafe products in North America...

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New Dropsafe Members Area Launched!

New Dropsafe Members Area Created in response to customer requests the new Dropsafe Members Area is a collection of resources for industry professionals, such as: Training Videos To prevent downtime and...

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Dropsafe Online Product Selector – Now Available!

Dropsafe Online Product Selector Rig Managers and service companies have a new tool to streamline their workflow. Developed in direct response to customer requests, we are pleased to announce the immediate...

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Dropsafe Net prevents potentially serious incident during crane operations

Dropsafe at Work - During lifting operations on a jackup rig the load unexpectedly swung hitting a floodlight above the drill floor, breaking the light support. A previously installed Dropsafe Net securely...

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Reports

Report: The Neglected Hazard

Dropped object incidents continue to threaten technician safety, financial performance and stakeholder reputation – but the offshore wind sector lags behind on reporting and mitigation. Our report 'The...

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Reports

Report: Slipping Through The Cracks

‘Slipping Through The Cracks’ recognises the budgetary limitations of HSE managers and the fact there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution to the problem of Dropped Objects and consequently focuses on...

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Power Generation: The Dropsafe Barrier

Dropsafe Barrier mitigates dropped object risks during essential maintenance operations at one of Asia’s largest coal fired power stations In order to ensure the safety of technicians working at height as...

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Offshore Wind: Dropped Object Incident

Steel coil falls on wind farm construction site A contractor breaks their wrist after being struck by a falling 50kg steel wire coil on the pre-construction site for an offshore wind farm off the East Coast...

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Offshore Wind: Bespoke Net

Dropsafe designs and installs custom net for offshore renewable energy project The development team at Formosa 1 Offshore Wind Farm has adopted Dropsafe technology across 20 Siemens Gamesa turbines at...

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Incident 3: Down Light Mounting Bracket

Dropsafe retains a down light that broke away from its mounting bracket, preventing a potentially serious incident. During maintenance an electrician found that one of the explosion proof lights had come...

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Dropped Object Incident: Corroded floodlight causes near miss

Floodlight and fitting weighing 8kg fall 20m to the deck, narrowly missing crew member The light was fitted to a post which had previously been identified as heavily corroded, but no corrective measures...

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Prevented Incident: Detached Lightshade

Dropsafe prevents potentially serious incident during crane operations During lifting operations on a drill ship the load unexpectedly swung hitting a floodlight above the drill floor, breaking the light...

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Incident 2: Crane Boom Light

Dropsafe prevents fixture and components becoming a potentially serious dropped object incident. During lifting operations, a crane boom light collided with an access ramp, breaking the mounting base and...

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Dropped Object Incident: Dropped Tape Measure Causes Fatality

Tape measure dropped 400 feet causes fatality in the construction industry A one-pound tape measure being used a construction engineer working 50 floors up was dropped to a group 400 feet below. The tape...

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Dropped Object Incident: Hammer Is Kicked from Work Basket On Drilling Rig

2.3 kg hammer falls 10 ft on drilling rig causing lacerations to employee An employee’s face is lacerated just below their left eyebrow by an untethered 2.3 kg hammer that fell from a work basket on the...

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Incident 1: Flood Light

Dropsafe Net contains light fixture component which could have resulted in a serious on-board incident. During a routine inspection it was discovered that a light mounted high up in the structure had a...

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Commercial Roll-Out: The Dropsafe Barrier

The Dropsafe Barrier system installed on a flagship drill ship, thus mitigating the threat of Dropped Objects to personnel safety and protecting the integrity of drillship structures and equipment. The...

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Oil & Gas: Jack-up Leg Net

Dropsafe engineers antipiracy nets for jack-up rigs off the coast of Nigeria Dropsafe was approached by a premier International Drilling contractor to design and manufacture a range of large security...

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Dropsafe Newsletter: Dropped Objects must be fully accounted for in Offshore Energy

This summer the Dropsafe team has attended a number of industry events across the Offshore Energy, Mining and Oil & Gas industries. We have travelled from Australia to Aberdeen to Amsterdam meeting site...

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Insights

Dropped Objects: The Unseen Menace

Workers’ injuries because of dropped or falling objects occur all too often in British Columbia. According to Joseph Wong Worksafe BC Statistical Services, 2,012 workers were struck by falling objects in...

Read more
Insights

Unseen Long-term Equipment Costs Hamper Drops Prevention Efforts

Cost should not be a barrier to Dropped Object risk mitigation, says Dropsafe, but HSE decision makers need more clarity on the quality of critical safety...

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G+ Reliable Securing Booklet: What is the best practice approach to Dropped Object prevention in Offshore Wind?

What practical advice does the G+ Global Offshore Wind DROPS Reliable Securing Booklet for Offshore Wind offer for a best practice approach to mitigate Dropped Object risk? In June 2019, G+ Global Offshore...

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Dropsafe Exhibits at AIMEX 2019

Come and meet Dropsafe at stand G145 to discuss the best practice approaches to preventing Dropped Object incidents in Australian mining Dropsafe, the leading global provider of Dropped Object prevention...

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Creating Transparency Around Offshore Wind’s Neglected Hazard

Mike Rice, Commercial Director, Dropsafe   Safety has always been a priority in the rapidly growing offshore wind sector, but in June the Global Offshore Wind conference in London saw the issue of...

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Creating transparency around offshore wind’s neglected hazard

Mike Rice, Commercial Director, Dropsafe This week, the offshore wind energy industry will gather in London at Renewable UK’s Global Offshore Wind conference, and for the first time, the threat of Dropped...

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Six questions to ask your Dropped Object barrier supplier: Installation

As explored in our recent whitepaper ‘Slipping Through the Cracks’, the economic and safety arguments for installing robust and versatile barrier systems to mitigate Dropped Object risks are...

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How much should I be spending on Dropped Object mitigation?

For those of us working in HSE-focused roles, a common phrase like ‘you can’t put a price on safety’ is distinctly unhelpful. On the one hand, this implies a refusal to acknowledge that the budget of...

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New Product Announcement – Dropsafe Padlock

Poor housekeeping practices frequently result in padlocks being misplaced or temporarily stored at height on workbenches, walkways, beams etc. and are regularly highlighted as dropped objects in 'Hazard...

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Resources

Drops Online

Dropped Objects Prevention Scheme Global Resource Centre Find out more about Dropped Object prevention online with DROPS:...

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