Offshore: importance of security measures

By dividing attention to meeting goals, deadlines and activities that require a lot of commitment and seriousness, workers in the sector end up forgetting to work safely on platforms. However, the branch is one of the most risky and require care.

First, it is necessary to do training on the use of EPIs (Personal Protective Equipment). On offshore platforms, safety, boots, gloves, helmet and ear plug are part of the list equipment, in addition to life jackets, respirator, jumpsuit of single piece with hood, facial protectors, seat belts, clothing immersion, etc.

As the work work in the petrochemical industry involves highly flammable materials and this generates a high risk of fires, it is indispensable to adopt preventive measures, training and periodic recycling. In addition, on platforms, it is often necessary to use nuclear instruments, such as meters, that use radioactive sources, that is, the risk of irradiation and contamination can be great and requires extra care.

Due to the location, the solar incidence is very high, so use sunscreen to protect the skin and drink plenty of water in the work environment. Another important tip is not to use electronic equipment on the platforms.

Generally, an accident or emergency can be resolved quickly if appropriate measures are taken in the first few moments or can be avoided by following safety standards. So it's worth paying attention to these tips.


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