Pipe Hazards and Controls

After this lesson, you will be able to:

Pipe Hazards and Controls

Larger Pipe = Larger Hazard

Larger Pipe = Larger Hazard

Larger Pipe = Larger Hazard

Larger Pipe = Larger Hazard

Pipe is:

  • Unstable
  • Slippery
  • Unpredictable

Never walk on pipe

Never ride on pipe

Always use tag lines when hoisting pipe.

Larger Pipe = Larger Hazard

Pipe racks level and solid

Chock blocks

1m beyond cross timbers

Proper stocking height

Pinch points

Tag lines

If the pipe is being moved and it is slightly unbalanced workers may ride on the high end to add weight to level it so one end does not drag.

  • True
  • False

Look at the illustration. What would you do to make this stockpile safe?

  • Change the foundation.
  • Add chock blocks.
  • Move the pipe further away from the tie ends.

Offloading Stability

Offloading Stability

Before removing tie downs:

  • Load is secured beneath tarp

Offloading Stability

Offloading Stability

Before removing tie downs:

  • Load is secured beneath tarp
  • Load pins or chock blocks are in place

Place the following items in order that you would check before offloading the pipe.

  • Load is stable before removing tie downs
    1.
  • Safe positioning
    2.
  • Hooks placed securely
    3.