At Seawork 2018 the Workboat Association launched the ‘Understanding Fatigue’ safety poster which was developed in conjunction with the MCA and The Shipowners’ Club, to help crewmembers identify the signs of fatigue – both in themselves and in others – at sea.
Following the 2017 WA / Offshore Wind Safety Forum, where the issue of fatigue featured as a major point of concern and discussion, the WA spent the best part of a year researching and discussing this challenge with its members and the wider maritime community.
Particular thanks go to NWA Safety Forum Chair & Committee member Kerrie Forster, for his tireless work on this initiative.
The posters ‘designed to be displayed on all vessels, were distributed at WA events following the launch and ran until stocks dried up! But don’t worry, the posters are still electronically available for download here:
The campaign page can be viewed by members here: https://www.workboatassociation.org/forum/?category=17
For further information or access for non-members, please contact us via: https://www.workboatassociation.org/contact-us/
- Government Marine Guidance Note (MGN) 505: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mgn-505-human-element-guidance-fatigue-and-fitness-for-duty