Marine Journal

Our safety management plan

Personal Safety must be the top priority during survey or audit works. Many hazards can be encountered on board during surveys. Systematically assess the risk involved before approaching or entering enclosure area and never take unnecessary risks or carry out the survey unaccompanied, unless a work alone procedure has been established. The Surveyor should take all necessary precautions preserving his own safety. If safety is in doubt for whatever reason, survey activities should be refused, or terminated. Safety requirements imposed by a third party (local Authorities, boatyards, terminals, owners and others) must be strictly observed. These requirements shall not be transgressed under any circumstances, even if they prevent the Surveyor from proceeding with his surveys. The Surveyor should always require that necessary arrangements be made to allow him to complete his surveys. The Surveyor should always take advantage of local safety measures already adopted to satisfy various regulations in force, as mentioned above. These safety measures may concern protection against falling, the laying out of scaffolds, guardrails, nets, etc., including protection against the risk of explosion or suffocation (gas freeing, ventilation), protection against shocks or falling objects (wearing protective helmets), etc.

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Thru-hulls and Seacocks

Thru-hulls and Seacocks

This is a very practical article on thru-hulls and seacocks, which includes a brief overview of alloy composition and new products on the market which includes non-corrosive composite material types for those of you who want to minimize sources of corrosion on your boat. Bob

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Read the article on Sail Magazine: Thru-hulls and Seacocks.