Monday 26th February 2018
We have received a Safety Alert from the Marine Safety Forum relating to an incident in which a crewmember was inadvertently hoisted by a crane on deck.
This high potential near miss provides a timely reminder of the need to:
a) ensure your PPE is properly adjusted, and
b) ensure you put yourself in a safe position prior to giving the lift signal to the crane driver
Whilst this incident happened in the offshore Oil and Gas industry, something similar could easily happen on a workboat engaged in crane operations.
On Monday 15th October, NWA Secretary Mark Ranson attended the first meeting of the Clean Maritime Council. The council, formed of 15 selected industry experts including the NWA, will make the plan for a zero emissions UK maritime sector.
On Wednesday 7th November we hold our NWA Safety Forum at Hoylake Sailing School in Wirral.
The International Marine Contractors Association has recently issued an updated Common Marine Inspection Document and Marine Inspection of Small Workboat inspection question sets.