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.
The National Workboat Association (NWA) is launching an ‘Understanding Fatigue’ campaign to combat crewmember fatigue on offshore energy support vessels (OESVs)
Following the success of our inaugural NWA / Offshore Wind Safety Forum in Lowestoft last year, we are holding the second combined Safety Forum on 6th September at the ERGO Centre on the Humber. Email Mark Ranson to secure your place.
In this month’s Member Profile, Chris King, Founder and Managing Director of King Marine, talks to us about the workboat training landscape, opportunities and challenges in the sector, and his longterm involvement with the NWA.