This week's Wednesday Wisdom, an interesting extract from one of PTI's technical papers, comes from Peregrine Storrs-Fox, Risk Management Director, TT Club.
Australian stevedores and port services supplier Asciano’s employee Andrew Ryan tackled the eternal problem of jammed container twistlocks and provided a solution.
The crane operator and HSE representative Andrew came up with a simple but effective idea to prevent the danger to stevedores and crew.
He invented the Ryan Key, now used across Asciano’s Patrick Container Terminals group, which manages about half of all containerised cargo that enters or leaves Australia, handling more than 3m TEU annually through four container terminals in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Fremantle.
Andrew followed the “hierarchy of control” methodology to come to this solution. It was obvious that the key risk was potential injury and death…