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[MUSIC PLAYING] On board any vessel, safety is a highest priority, safety of the crew, safety of equipment, and safety of the environment. It's why rigorous systems and procedures are put in place, together with training, to ensure that you and others you work with can carry out your duties in an incident-free workplace. In this video, we will walk you through the top 10 safety tips for mariners on vessels. Your workplace has many potential dangers. To avoid these dangers, make sure that you think through the job before you start, and understand that task at hand. Conduct your own risk assessment. Engage your mind before your hands. And think about what could go wrong and how you will react if things do go wrong. It's important to pay attention during toolbox meetings. Carefully review job hazard analysis worksheets, and if the risk of a particular job is high, a formal risk assessment using a risk analysis form will need to be used. Above all, think about the dangers involved in a job. Think before you act. It is mandatory that you wear safety clothing and use Personal Protective Equipment, PPE, while carrying out your duties on the vessel. Long-sleeve boiler suits, coveralls, must be worn at all times when working anywhere on board. Safety helmets when on deck, in the engine room, or wherever there is a risk of materials falling from above. Leather-type hand gloves must be worn for handling rough or sharp edges, and rubber or PVC gloves for handling salts and chemicals. You must wear safety glasses, eye shields, or sunshades. Buoyancy work vests are required when working on an open deck. Flip-flop sandals are not permitted anywhere on board at any time. Safety shoes or boots must be worn at all times when on deck, in machinery spaces, cargo holds, tanks, and enclosed spaces. Ear mufflers or ear plugs are to be worn when working in areas exposed to high levels of noise. And safety harnesses must always be used when working 1.8 meters or more aloft, or when working over the side. Any person undertaking operational tasks has the right but also the obligation to immediately call for the task to be halted if a new or unexpected hazard arises. This means if you spot a condition or situation that could harm personnel, property, or the environment, you are expected to speak up. Sometimes conditions change over the course of a job. Weather can take a turn for the worse, or there could be a spill on the deck. Even when you've carefully prepared for a job, you might spot a potential danger while you are working. When this happens, stop working. Fix the new problem. Take new precautions. And make sure everyone is ready before moving on. Housekeeping is extremely important on board. And it means a lot more than just cleaning. It means keeping your work spaces in good order. It's this simple. You are more likely to be hurt in a cluttered space than in an orderly one. Put tools and equipment away when you're done with them. Clean up spills immediately. Keep walkways, doorways, and emergency exits clear at all times. Keeping it tidy also means keeping yourself tidy with good personal hygiene, and maintaining a hygienic condition in your cabin. Keep it tidy. Never let complacency set in. You need to always be aware of the situations and hazards around you. You need to be prepared to react, to respond to hazards according to your training and experience. Use BBS, Behavior-Based Safety, whenever you see an unsafe act or even a safe act or condition with a potential environmental violation. BBS focuses on what people do, analyzes why they do it, and then applies thoughtful methods to improve in future. Remember, identification and elimination of hazards, unsafe conditions, and acts needs to be a routine part of your working day. Remain vigilant. Each type of vessel has its own set of key operational procedures, and they vary from vessel to vessel. Refer to your vessel's SEMS or SMS, the Safety and Environmental Management System, for proper procedures specific to that vessel. And remember, the equipment you use is vital both to productivity, but also to your safety, so follow proper operational procedures. For work on board that has been identified as potentially dangerous by job hazard analysis or risk assessment, a formal written system is used to control the work. It is called permit-to-work. It documents the work to be done and the precautions that must be taken before work can begin. It is a part of your job and important to your safety to understand and comply with your vessel's permit-to-work system. Slips, trips, and falls are one of the largest causes of injury in this industry. Make sure that you know what you are doing, and the potential hazards around you. 1/3 of all reported accidents offshore are a result of slips, trips, and falls, and a quarter of those are major injury accidents. Do not rush around on board, especially in stairwells. When you're using the staircase, it's one hand for the ship and one for yourself. A tired body and fatigued mind makes mistakes that can hurt yourself and others around you. Fatigue is one of the leading causes of serious incidents in the maritime industry. We all know that when we are tired our reflexes and decision-making ability are impaired. To avoid fatigue-related incidents and to maintain crew welfare, appropriate rest breaks are required. The work rosters displayed on board will be arranged such that adequate rest breaks are provided, so rest up. Your life may depend on it. Life and work aboard an vessel has its risks and its dangers. But dangers are documented, risks are anticipated, and work is regulated. Regulations, procedures, and safeguards are put in place to ensure the safety and livelihood of people on board. But no one can ensure your safety when you return to life ashore. Life is different on dry land. Remember to adjust your mindset as you step ashore. Let's take a moment to review. Your safety and the safety of others on board, it's a highest priority. And while systems and procedures are in place to ensure an incident-free workplace, in the end your safety depends on you. Remember the top 10 and stay safe.

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Duration: 12 minutes and 5 seconds
Language: English
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Posted by: maritimetraining on Feb 8, 2017


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