Hawkins Webinar - Crane Safety - Not just torquing nuts! A review of the Carol Anne crane collapse

Thursday, 02 February 2023
9:30 am – 10:15 am (UK time)
    • John Holland, Principal Associate, Hawkins

This session will be a review of a fatal crane accident that occurred on the Carol Anne workboat off Mull in 2015 including:

- the mechanics of the incident
- the complexity of crane mounting
- the benefits of investigating at an early stage

The speaker for the session is John Holland, Principle Associate, Hawkins. In 2007, John joined Hawkins, and in 2016 he became the Regional Manager of the Glasgow Office. John specialises in the investigation of fires, explosions, escapes of fluid, engineering failures, personal injuries – particularly those involving plant and machinery, building damage resulting from water ingress, and road traffic accidents. His level of experience in the design of heavy-duty off-road vehicles gives him a unique insight into incidents involving HGVs.

John has a detailed knowledge of the health and safety regulatory framework in the UK and of how relevant regulations apply to the design, development, provision and use of plant and machinery in industry. Since joining Hawkins, he has investigated over 700 incidents, ranging from small domestic losses to major and complex incidents involving serious injuries and fatalities. He has produced expert reports for Pursuers and Defenders and has given expert evidence in the Court of Session and in the Sheriff Courts. He has also been appointed, via the National Crime Agency, to assist Police Scotland in criminal investigations and has prepared reports for criminal defence lawyers. He is known for his attention to detail, his pragmatic approach, and his ability to explain complex engineering matters in a way that is clear and easy for non-technical readers to understand.

Please note that this event is being hosted by Hawkins, on their events platform.

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The learning Objectives for the session are:

  • To learn about the mechanics of bolted joints – torque and pre-load
  • Aspects of the regulatory requirements for marine lifting equipment
  • The nature of marine accident investigations by statutory authorities
  • The benefit to liability insurers of instructing a forensic expert in a timely manner
  • Online

Please note: This event is a regional collaboration between the local institutes in the area. Your booking details will be shared with the Insurance Institute of Chelmsford and South Essex, which is acting as the host institute for this event.

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3/4 hours' CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

It is recommended that you keep any evidence of the CPD activity you have completed and upload copies to the recording tool as the CII may ask to see this if your record is selected for review. Details of the scheme can be viewed online at www.cii.co.uk/cpd.