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Supervisors' Days presentations Rope access downloads (PDF)

First of all, we would like to thank you again for your participation in the Bluestream Supervisors’ Days 2022.

We have enjoyed the day and considered a successful event and we received a lot of quality feedback, which is highly appreciated. We look forward to a safe and successful rope access season 2022, and look forward to have you on board and perhaps meet (again) on our projects.

Rolf de Vries, Managing Director.

'Wrap up' and downloads

One of the points raised was  the request to receive a sort of summary of the day. For this reason we prepared this “wrap-up” of the day you participated in.

Please remember that this information is intended for your personal use only. Please do not distribute any further. You can find all the downloads at the bottom of this page.

Update Sessions

In the 1st session we presented an update on Bluestream and on QHSE.

The presented info can be found here:

Values Session

Bluestream has re-named its 'Core Values' with the aim to strengthening our organization and improving our market position to be the number 1 IRM service provider within our selected part of the Offshore Energy market.

The Core Values give direction to mutual cooperation and cooperation with our customers. The elaboration of the Core Values should also give direction to the safety culture and safety performance. During the Supervisor days we have shared, deepened and embedded the Core Values in daily practice. For this we have used the core values dialogue game. Feedback from the sessions told us that:

  • Bluestream is visibly improving when it comes to Safety Performance. There is always room for improvement though.
  • Current procedures are not always workable according to some Supervisors. Procedures could be more practical and shorter, making it more efficient and more workable.
  • There is a general need for more feedback from Safety matters.
  • Some projects are not always properly planned and/or change last minute. It creates an unnecessarily high workload and frustration for departments that have to perform the operational work (offshore).
Technical Sessions

In the afternoon we had 3 technical sessions:

Management Manual Update

In the first technical session the updates to the Bluestream rope access documentation were addressed.

The Bluestream rope access manual received an update in layout and contents. The lay-out was brought in line with the company layout applied to the manuals for the other disciplines, i.e. diving and ROV. 

  • On the content side the following changes were made:
    The working over the side policy was updated to reflect the possibility of working over the side with a 2-men team. The required mitigations to allow this are covered in the referenced HIRA sheet.
  • The same section was also updated to reflect the requirement wearing an immersion suit when water temperatures are lower than 12 degrees Celsius. This requirement was discussed and reviewed again by the technical authority team after receiving feedback from offshore team members. As the requirement was client specific it was decided to remove the requirement for wearing an immersion suit when water temperatures are lower than 12 degrees Celsius as a standard mitigation. Client specific it remains applicable.
  • Quarantine of damaged items was discussed with the attendees. The proposal was to implement a Failure Defect Report template, but after discussions it was decided to update the quarantine section with a requirement for the offshore teams to always use the red tags for damaged equipment. The red tags are to be fully completed and a picture is to be send to the project manager and workshop foreman onshore. Using the red tags will negate the use of a separate Failure Defect Report template.

In addition multiple work instructions were prepared. These work instructions are all set-up in the same way for easy reference to the end users. The table of contents was discussed with all attendees.

The following work instruction have been prepared and added to the management system:

Hot Work activities (incl. flame cutting, plasma cutting, welding and goughing)

  • Process pipe removal
  • Grit blasting
Management of Change

In the second technical session the use of the Management of Change (MOC) process was discussed.

An example was given were in 2021 the process was not used and caused a quality incident.

Edge Protection

In the last technical session rope access equipment was discussed, with a strong focus on edge protection. By using a mentimeter survey all attendees could advise which type of edge protection they often miss in the Bluestream equipment container. These results are being analysed by the technical authority team and a short list of additional edge protection equipment will be made before adding these items to the standard equipment list. This will happen in 2022.

A mentimeter survey was also used to request all attendees what tool, besides the earlier discussed edge protection, is often missed in the Bluestream equipment containers. For this also these results are being analysed by the technical authority team and a short list of additional equipment will be made before adding these items to the standard equipment list. This will also happen in 2022.