In the UK all decommissioning and dismantling work at the onshore receiving yards comes under Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM) 2015. This means there is a duty of the client (often the Operator) to provide all information held about the asset including hazards and risks…such as hazardous paint, oils, mercury etc. In D3 we have seen materials inventories and asset data passed to onshore contractors that was neither comprehensive nor updated to reflect the actual condition of the topsides being delivered to the onshore contractor. This means the onshore disposal contractor cannot prepare robust risk assessments and method statements for the receipt, decontamination, dismantling and disposal of the assets, as required by CDM 2015.
Lessons Learned: Ensure that the onshore disposal contractor has all relevant documentation in a timely manner to enable them to prepare their Pre-Construction (Health & Safety) Information Pack and subsequent health and safety procedures and systems.