Dropped object protection (DOP) exists to protect pedestrians and workers during construction and demolition. But the scope of implementation differs greatly from project to project or industry to industry. There’s an opportunity to advance safety and cost effectiveness by challenging old assumptions and developing collaborative and innovative solutions.
A recently implemented DOP canopy on a Canadian offshore gravity-based oil platform (GBS) is an example of how collaboration with a contractor on a consultative basis yielded advanced safety at reduced cost for the contractor. The design now benefits several other industries, including petrochemical facilities, processing facilities, power plants and commericial construction sites.