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Case Studies

Case Study: Work At Height = Heightened Risk

The ship was at anchor, crew members were painting in holds. Five sections of scaffolding were used to allow access to an area of the bulkhead up to about 9 metres above the tank top. Crucially, and in contrast with the morning’s activity, neither of the two crew aloft wore safety harnesses or used the safety lines.

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Case Studies

Real Life Accident: Man Overboard Buoy Stays On Board

An officer was undertaking his inspections of the various life saving appliances on a relatively new (two years) small coastal vessel. His inspection revealed that the starboard man overboard life-ring launcher, located aft and below the bridge due to design considerations, was inadequate from a design standpoint.

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