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Introduction to Health and Safety in Ship Operations

  • What is health and safety?
  • Why health and safety?
  • UK general health and safety legislation
  • The code of safe working practices for merchant seamen
  • Occupational health and safety at sea
  • UK health and safety organisations
  • International framework for health and safety
  • Accidents and incidents – the statistics
  • International health and safety statistics

Duties and Obligations to Oneself and Others

  • Introduction Employer’s duties
  • UK health and safety law
  • Obligations to others
  • COLREGS
  • Understanding accident causation

Risk Assessment

  • Introduction
  • What is risk assessment
  • Five steps to risk assessment
  • Task specific hazards, risks and control measures

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Introduction
  • Definition of PPE
  • Provision and Use of PPE
  • Assessing Suitable PPE
  • Types of PPE
  • Training
  • Maintenance
  • Other Regulations

Specific High Risk Activities

  • Introduction
  • Definition of a confined space
  • Entry into Enclosed Spaces
  • What are the problems?
  • Oxygen depleting cargoes
  • Managing the risks
  • Emergency Rescue
  • Working at height
  • Safety Harness’s and Fall Arrest Systems
  • Working on Electrical System
  • Working on mechanical system

Slips, Trips and Falls

  • Introduction
  • Introduction/statutory framework
  • Trips & slips
  • Trips & slips – a passenger’s perspective

Reporting of Accidents and Incidents

  • Introduction
  • Accident reporting, what & why?
  • Merchant Shipping (Accident Reporting & Investigation) Regulations 2012 (“The Regulations”)
  • Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous
  • Occurrences Regulations 2013 [RIDDOR]

Port Operations

  • Introduction
  • Safe operations on quaysides and ships decks
  • Health Hazards
  • Dusty Cargo’s
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992

The Law of Health and Safety

  • What is Health and Safety?
  • Health and Safety legislation
  • The Health and Safety Executive (Hse)
  • Enforcement of Health and Safety legislation
  • Health and Safety in ports
  • Health and Safety on ships

Classic Accidents, Accident Causation and Analysis

  • Introduction
  • Classic accidents, accident causation and analysis
  • The S.S Titanic
  • The S.S Torrey Canyon
  • The Herald of Free Enterprise
  • The Derbyshire
  • The Exxon Valdez
  • The Braer
  • The Costa Concordia
  • The Sea Empress

The Human Element

  • Introduction
  • The Human Mind
  • Taking Risks
  • Making Decisions
  • Making Mistakes
  • Tiredness and Stress
  • Working with others
  • Communicating with others