Thursday 27th September 2018
In the past two years, there have been two potentially fatal incidents involving CO2 releases from the manifold room. In this Safety Bulletin, the MCA discusses the risks of CO2-related incidents and their prevention.
The Safety Bulletin presents the results of a recent MAIB investigation, noting that CO2, a colourless and odourless gas, is highly asphyxiating: a 9% concentration causes unconsciousness within minutes and 17% concentration causes death in minutes.
The report issues a series of pointers to avoid CO2-related incidents, including servicing valves and regularly checking cylinder equipment. The MCA also suggests ensuring that pressure switches and alarms function correctly.
On Thursday 17th January 2019, NWA members travelled to Windemere Lakeside Hotel to attend the 1st NWA Safety Forum of the year, prior to the annual Dinner and AGM. Notably, due to the combination of events, we saw a strong turnout, with around 50 members present to air their views and share their experiences.
In March, Scottish Offshore Wind is hosting 3 events relating to offshore wind (OW). These are for companies in OW, thinking of diversifying into it, or simply curious.
Much-anticipated revision to the Workboat Code presented at the National Workboat Association’s 2019 AGM, paving the way for further growth in the UK maritime sector