You wouldnt expect to see incompetent and unqualified contractor welders on site to weld pipe spools and flanges, so why do I still see some COMAH sites accept contractors with no mechanical joint integrity qualifications to work on bolted flange joints?
Are the sites;
💀 Not fully conversant with industry requirements?
💀 Just turning a blind eye?
💀 Worried that if they set site competency standards, not enough labour would be available (particularly for turnaround events)?
I tend to think it’s all three..
“You reap what you sow”