Thursday 10th August 2017
The next NWA Safety Forum will be held at the Orbis Centre, Lowestoft, on 6th September at 10am.
This offshore wind-focused forum will look to involve all stakeholders in the offshore wind supply chain, with representatives from a selection of our members’ wind clients, shore managers and CTV Masters.
Two items to focus on will be the recently distributed draft of the G+ Good Practice Guide for the "Use of Small Service Vessels", as mentioned earlier in this edition, and also the proposed risk assessment system being proposed for the IMCA step-to-work sub-group for CTV/turbine access.
To register your interest in this event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We are delighted to report that the final piece of the Apprenticeship 'jigsaw' is now in place – with the Workboat Crewmember Standard and end-point assessment already published, the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) has now recommended a funding band of £20,000 per Apprentice.
It was great to see so many of you at Seawork and to catch up – both around the event and at the NWA Seawork dinner. Please find below a quick round-up of highlights from the event.
Following comments from the industry about the lack of clarity on the application of MGN 490 (M) & 491(M) on the MLC substantial equivalence for crew accommodation below the waterline on workboats up to 500GT, the MCA has reviewed the two notices and rearranged the material in three notices as follows: