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Confirming and Preserving the Scene of the Stevedores Accident

Dangers To Personnel : All personnel and particularly stevedores working, new personnel, visitors, superintendents and passengers must be made aware of the dangers of passing under containers and moving in the cargo working areas. The dangers from lashing equipment being released or removed are to be stressed. Attention to the relevant sections of the Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen.

Hazard-Free Walkways : The Officer of the Watch should ensure that the deck side walkways are kept free from oil, grease and lashing equipment and maintained clear of these hazards.

The confirmation of the conditions on the scene of the accident shall be carried out as soon as possible by completing the “Statement of Facts“, and every effort made to preserve the scene until a P&I representative arrives.

Though confirmation of the conditions on the scene shall preferably be made with a responsible stevedoring witness, the vessel shall take all initial steps to secure as much information as possible.

• Matters to be investigated (Take photographs as far as possible!!)

• Details of the activities at the time of the accident.

• Positioning of workers, Details of the Work in Progress and Position of any Equipment that influenced the accident

• The Name, Age, and Address of the Eyewitness.

• If no eyewitness, the Position, Name, Age, and Address of workers who had been working near the scene

• Conditions of Cargo handling equipment and any other gear related to the accident.

• Any slippery substances like Oil (including grease), Water, etc. on the deck and others if it has influenced the accident.

• Arrangement and conditions of the Lighting near the scene.

• The Name, Age, Where and When injured, and the extent of the injury.

• Any other item which may have had an influence on the accident.

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