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Containership operation : Measures to protect the vessel side against stevedores injury
Container vessel cargo operations involve many complexities and careful consideration will need to be made for safe operation . It is the responsibilty of the ship to take necessary measures to eliminate any potential danger in the working circumstances.The procedures explained here are only indicative, not exhaustive in nature and one must always be guided by practices of good seamanship.
Check Item Before Cargo Operation
The Chief Officer shall inspect working areas and all cargo handling equipment to ensure safety of personnel. All working areas and accesses must be checked to be clear of any slippery matter and obstructions, be structurally sound and well lit, before stevedores come on board. Enter the results of the inspection in the Deck Log Book.
The Chief Officer shall request the responsible stevedoring person to sign the form “Stevedore Accident Notice Request” prior to start of cargo handling operation, and also advise him to bring any incident, howsoever small, to the notice of the ship’s officer.
Caution During Cargo Operation
The crew member on duty shall take necessary measures to eliminate any potential danger in the working circumstances. On noticing any oil, grease or other slippery material anywhere he must wipe it off immediately and report same to the Duty Officer.
The crew member on duty shall monitor the cargo handling operation, and warn the stevedore foreman of potential dangers and take further actions as required to prevent any injuries to personnel.
It is recommended that any unsafe practice noted by ship staff, if not corrected immediately be brought to the notice of stevedores by a written statement and signed by the responsible stevedoring person.
Measures After Cargo Operation
When the cargo handling operation is completed, the Chief Officer shall prepare a “Stevedore No Injury Report” and have the responsible stevedoring person sign it.
Initial Response To Stevedores Accident
Confirming and Preserving the Scene of the Accident
Stevedores injury-Leagal action
Confirmation Statement Of Stevedores Accident
Recording And Reporting Of Stevedores Accident
Handling Stevedores Accident Prior Leaving Port
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