UK MCA updates the Code of Safe Working Practices


On October 2016, the Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers amended to include additional issues the following sections:

  • Entry into enclosed spaces;
  • The operation of watertight doors;
  • Working at height and over the side, in line with new legislation;
  • Scaffolding;
  • Means of access;
  • Mooring, especially small vessels;
  • Handling of chemicals and other substances that can be hazardous to health including health surveillance.

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Source: UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency



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