The Hazards of the Shipping and Marine Industry Explored

Tony Pickett, Product Manager - Air Supplied at Scott Safety, investigates two of the most feared maritime issues - confined space escape and firefighting onboard ship.

Successful health and safety management is achieved by creating and maintaining a strong health and safety culture within any organisation and all employers have a general duty to ensure that the health, safety and welfare at work of their employees is protected. Legislation and international conventions exist to protect workers and ensure that the correct safety equipment and training is available across all industries.

The shipping and marine industry is one of a handful of industries where the care of employees spans both land based occupation and occupation whilst at sea. The major implication of this responsibility is that if any emergency or disaster happens whilst the vessel is at sea, the crew on board need to have the right equipment and training in order to manage these situations themselves.

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