Rowan Drilling has been handed an improvement notice from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) following an inspection of its Rowan Gorilla V jackup rig.
The firm, which has a base in Aberdeen, was given the notice following an inspection in March.
HSE says the workers onboard failed to demonstrate safe use of the jacking control console, which is used to raise and lower the rig’s legs.
Rowan also had no operating procedure for safe use of the console which HSE says it a “safety critical element”.
Additionally, no risk assessment had been undertaken to indentify what failures could compromise its safe operation.
Rowan has been given until the 9th of May to comply with the notice.
It states: “During my inspection of your Rowan Gorilla V offshore installation, you failed to adequately demonstrate the safety of jacking operations in relation to the use of the jacking control console, in that: (1) you had no documented operating procedure describing the safe operation of the jacking control console, which is part of a safety and environmental critical element; (2) the competency assurance records for personnel responsible for operating the jacking control panel failed to adequately demonstrate their competence; and (3) no risk assessment had been undertaken to identify what technical or human failures could compromise the safe operation of the jacking control console, and therefore the safety of jacking operations.”
Rowan Drilling has been approached for comment.