Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen

9780115526121: Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen

This publication is intended primarily for merchant seamen on UK registered vessels, and addressed to all ship personnel, regardless of rank or rating. It is to be carried on all UK ships other than fishing vessels and pleasure craft, and a copy must be made available to any seaman in the ship who requests it, in accordance with the Merchant Shipping (Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen) Regulations 1998 (S.I. 1998/1838, ISBN 0110793528). Sections cover: i) safety responsibilities and shipboard management, including risk assessment, health surveillance, safety officials, personal protective equipment, safety signs, means of access and safety movement, and work equipment; ii) personal health and safety, including safety induction, fire precautions, emergency procedures, security on board, food preparation and handling; iii) work activities, including safety systems of work, enclosed or confined spaces, boarding arrangements, manual handling, lifting plant, hot work, anchoring and mooring, hazardous substances; iv) specialist ships including dry cargo ships, tankers, ro-ro ferries, port towage; and v) appendices.

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