Thursday 21st December 2017
The RNLI have released a dramatic new video that provides a stark reminder for all crew members on the need to wear a lifejacket when there is a risk of falling into the water. Using a group of fishermen, they demonstrate the debilitating effects of cold water on persons entering the water without a lifejacket – and show how much better the same group fares when wearing a lifejacket.
A shorter 60-second version is available on the RNLI Facebook page. Any company wishing to use this video for crew awareness training can contact the Secretary for details.
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: