Thursday 9th August 2018
We are pleased to launch a new poster, which we have developed in conjunction with sponsors the MCA and The Shipowners’ Club, to help crewmembers to identify the signs of fatigue – both in themselves and in others – at sea.
Following the 2017 NWA / Offshore Wind Safety Forum, where the issue of fatigue featured as a major point of concern and discussion, the NWA has spent the past year researching and discussing this challenge with its members and the wider maritime community.
Now, we are pleased to announce that, with the support of the MCA and The Shipowners’ Club, the NWA has created and designed an informative and eye-catching poster, to help crewmembers to identify the signs of fatigue at sea – and to remind them to report any issues of fatigue to shore-based management.
The posters are designed to be displayed on all vessels, and we will be distributing copies at the NWA / Offshore Wind Safety Forum on 6th September. For further information, and to request copies, please email Mark Ranson.
Particular thanks go to NWA Safety Forum Chair & Committee member Kerrie Forster, for his tireless work on this initiative.
The MCA have finally published and uploaded the on-line version of the Revised Workboat Code on the Gov.UK website. It can be found in the Small Craft Codes section under Statutory Guidance and is titled; "The Workboat Code, Edition 2".
Keen observers of the MCA website will have noted recent revisions to and the re-issuing of their guidance on 3 important legal areas of risk assessment.
This month we spoke to Damian Crowley, Managing Director of MARITAS (Maritime Training and Assessment Services) LTD, Chair of the National Workboat Association’s Training Group and a Fellow of the Nautical Institute.