SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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Safety

Oil & Gas UK issues Health and Safety report

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The Oil & Gas UK published its latest report revealing health and safety data for the UK offshore oil and gas industry, which provides an overall picture of the trends, issues and themes of the sector’s performance on the UK Continental Shelf during 2016.

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BA Control Board is vital in firefighting drills

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The UK P&I Club advised on the BA Control Board as an important piece of apparatus during firefighting exercises. George Devereese, Senior Loss Prevention Executive at UK Club, discusses how this device is often overlooked and why it is important to have realistic fire training drills.

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Poor training and knowledge of the entry procedures result in enclosed space-related casualties

The Standard P&I Club notes that investigation into enclosed space-related casualties reveals that most are caused by poor training and knowledge of the correct entry procedures, or a disregard for them. Therefore, the Club has published a comprehensive guide to address all key issues and  assist seafarers to enter enclosed spaces safely. The guide highlights shortfalls in individual company procedures in equipment, training and onboard practices.

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Best practice guide for CIC on Safety of Navigation

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SQE MARINE consulting company recommends best practices to check compliance with the applicable requirements of the SOLAS Convention for the forthcoming CIC on Safety of Navigation. Ship managers should be prepared for the questionnaire and address all items as appropriate. A safety equipment check (regarding safety of navigation items) should be performed and procedures included in SMS (or other relevant publications) to be reviewed for conformance.

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RightShip, NI to develop an ISGOTT equivalent for the dry bulk sector

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RightShip and The Nautical Institute are now partnering with a number of industry peak bodies in the preparation and peer review of a proposed guide which will feature best practices to raise standards in the marine solid bulk cargo sector. RightShip notes that currently there is no ISGOTT equivalent in the solid bulk cargo sector and believes that this initiative will have a direct and positive influence on safety.

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