What are Contents of Code of safe working practice for Merchant Seafarers ?

Contents of safe working practice for merchant seafarers are mentioned below :

Chapter 1 MANAGING OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

1.1 Introduction

1.2 What does a safe working culture look like?

Annex 1.1 Management of change

Annex 1.2 Five steps to risk assessment

Chapter 2 SAFETY INDUCTION

2.1 General

2.2 Emergency procedures and fire precautions

2.3 Accidents and medical emergencies

2.4 Health and hygiene

2.5 Good housekeeping

2.6 Environmental responsibilities

2.7 Occupational health and safety

2.8 Company and worker responsibilities

2.9 Consultation procedures

Chapter 3 LIVING ON BOARD

3.1 General

3.2 Fitness, health and hygiene

3.3 Smoking

3.4 Medication

3.5 Malaria

3.6 Avoiding the effects of fatigue (tiredness)

3.7 Working in hot or sunny climates and hot environments

3.8 Working in cold climates and environments

3.9 Working clothes

3.10 Shipboard housekeeping

3.11 Substances hazardous to health

3.12 Common personal injuries

Chapter 4 EMERGENCY DRILLS AND PROCEDURES

4.1 Musters and drills

4.2 Fire drills

4.3 Action in the event of fire

4.4 Abandon ship drills

4.5 Action in the event of abandoning ship

4.6 Man overboard drills

4.7 Action in the event of man overboard

4.8 Dangerous (enclosed) space drills

4.9 Action in the event of a dangerous space emergency

4.10 Assisting a casualty

4.11 Drills for leakage and spillage

4.12 Action in the event of a leakage or spillage

Chapter 5 FIRE PRECAUTIONS

5.1 General

5.2 Smoking

5.3 Electrical and other fittings

5.4 Spontaneous combustion

5.5 Machinery spaces

5.6 Galleys

Chapter 6 SECURITY ON BOARD

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Ship security plans

6.3 Security levels

6.4 Precautions

6.5 Terrorism

6.6 Stowaways

6.7 Piracy and armed robbery

6.8 Smuggling

6.9 Personnel joining and leaving the vessel

Chapter 7 HEALTH SURVEILLANCE

7.1 Duty of employers

7.2 Purpose of health surveillance

7.3 Application

7.4 What to do

7.5 Seafarers

7.6 Managing health surveillance

7.7 Additional practical guidance on health surveillance for exposure to biological agents

7.8 Reporting of occupational diseases

Chapter 8 PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

8.1 Introduction

8.2 General requirements

8.3 Seafarer duties

8.4 Types of equipment

8.5 Head protection

8.6 Hearing protection

8.7 Face and eye protection

8.8 Respiratory protective equipment

8.9 Hand and foot protection

8.10 Protection from falls

8.11 Body protection

8.12 Protection against drowning

Chapter 9 SAFETY SIGNS AND THEIR USE

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Duty to display signs

9.3 Role of the seafarer

9.4 Signs and notices

9.5 Occasional signs

9.6 Electrical wiring

9.7 Gas cylinders

9.8 Pipelines

9.9 Portable fire extinguishers

Annex 9.1 Safety signs as required by the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 2001 and MSN 1763(M+F)

Chapter 10 MANUAL HANDLING

10.1 Introduction

10.2 General

10.3 Role of the Company

10.4 Good manual-handling techniques

Annex 10.1 Factors to be considered

Chapter 11 SAFE MOVEMENT ON BOARD SHIP

11.1 Introduction

11.2 General principles

11.3 Drainage

11.4 Transit areas

11.5 Lighting

11.6 Guarding of openings

11.7 Watertight doors

11.8 Stairways, ladders and portable ladders

11.9 Shipboard vehicles

11.10 Entry into dangerous (enclosed) spaces

11.11 Working on deck while ship is at sea

11.12 Adverse weather

11.13 General advice to seafarers

Annex 11.1 Standards for hold access

Annex 11.2 Standards for lighting

Chapter 12 NOISE, VIBRATION AND OTHER PHYSICAL AGENTS

12.1 General advice

12.2 Prevention or control of exposure to a physical agent

12.3 Consultation

12.4 Seafarer information and training

12.5 Noise: introduction

12.6 Assessing exposure to noise

12.7 Risk assessment: noise

12.8 Health surveillance: noise

12.9 Noise arising from music and entertainment

12.10 Types of vibration and their effects

12.11 Exposure limits set by the vibration regulations

12.12 Determining vibration levels

12.13 Mitigation

12.14 Mitigation: hand–arm vibration

12.15 Migration: whole-body vibration

12.16 Health surveillance and health monitoring: vibration

12.17 Additional guidance

Annex 12.1 Examples of typical dB(A) levels

Annex 12.2 Daily exposure to different sound levels

Annex 12.3 Personal hearing protection

Chapter 13 SAFETY OFFICIALS

13.1 Introduction

13.2 Employer duties

13.3 Company duties

13.4 Duties of safety officers

13.5 Powers of safety representatives

13.6 Advice to safety representatives

13.7 Advice to safety committees

13.8 Accident investigation

Annex 13.1 Checklist for safety officer’s inspection

Annex 13.2 Voluntary statement

Chapter 14 PERMIT TO WORK SYSTEMS

14.1 Introduction

14.2 Permit to work systems

14.3 Sanction to test systems

Annex 14.1 Permits to work

Annex 14.1.1 Permit to work: entry into dangerous (enclosed) space

Annex 14.1.2 Permit to work: working at height/over the side

Annex 14.1.3 Permit to work: general

Annex 14.2 Sanction to test: electrical high voltage (over 1000 volts)

Chapter 15 ENTERING DANGEROUS (ENCLOSED) SPACES

15.1 Introduction

15.2 Duties and responsibilities of a competent person and an authorized officer

15.3 Precautions before entering a dangerous space

15.4 Identifying potential hazards

15.5 Preparing and securing the space for entry

15.6 Testing the atmosphere of the space

15.7 Use of control systems

15.8 Safety precautions before entry

15.9 Procedures and arrangements during entry

15.10 Procedures on completion

15.11 Additional requirements for entry into a space where the atmosphere is suspect or known to be unsafe

15.12 Training, instruction and information

15.13 Breathing apparatus and resuscitation equipment

15.14 Preparation for an emergency

Chapter 16 HATCH COVERS AND ACCESS LIDS

16.1 Introduction

16.2 General

16.3 Mechanical hatch covers

16.4 Non-mechanical hatch covers

16.5 Non-mechanical manually handled hatch covers

16.6 Steel-hinged inspection/access lids

16.7 Access to holds/cargo/other spaces

Chapter 17 WORK AT HEIGHT

17.1 Introduction

17.2 General

17.3 Portable ladders

17.4 Cradles and stages

17.5 Bosun’s chair

17.6 Working from punts

17.7 Scaffolding

Annex 17.1 Emergency planning for work at height

Annex 17.2 Requirements for ladders

Annex 17.3 Requirements for rope access and positioning techniques

Annex 17.4 Requirements for scaffolding

Chapter 18 PROVISION, CARE AND USE OF WORK EQUIPMENT

18.1 Suitability of work equipment

18.2 Maintenance

18.3 Inspection

18.4 Specific risks

18.5 Information and instructions

18.6 Training

18.7 Duty of seafarers

18.8 Dangerous parts of work equipment

18.9 Electrical equipment

18.10 High or very low temperatures

18.11 Controls for starting or making a significant change in operating conditions

18.12 Stop controls

18.13 Emergency stop controls

18.14 Controls

18.15 Control systems

18.16 Isolation from sources of energy

18.17 Stability of work equipment

18.18 Lighting

18.19 Markings

18.20 Warnings

18.21 Hand tools

18.22 Portable power-operated tools and equipment

18.23 Workshop and bench machines (fixed installations)

18.24 Abrasive wheels

18.25 Hydraulic/pneumatic/high-pressure jetting equipment

18.26 Hydraulic jacks

18.27 Carrying of seafarers on mobile work equipment

18.28 Overturning of fork-lift trucks

18.29 Use of mobile work equipment

18.30 Self-propelled work equipment

18.31 Remote-controlled self-propelled work equipment

18.32 Drive units and power take-off shafts

18.33 Ropes

18.34 Characteristics of man-made fibre ropes

18.35 Laundry equipment

Annex 18.1 Conformity with community requirements

Annex 18.2 Bulldog grips

Chapter 19 LIFTING PLANT AND OPERATIONS

19.1 Introduction

19.2 General requirements

19.3 Register of lifting appliances

19.4 Regular maintenance

19.5 Thorough examination and inspection

19.6 Certificates

19.7 Reports, records and marking of lifting equipment

19.8 Controls

19.9 Safety measures

19.10 Positioning and installation

19.11 Lifting operations

19.12 Safe working load

19.13 Use of winches and cranes

19.14 Use of derricks

19.15 Use of derricks in union purchase

19.16 Use of stoppers

19.17 Overhaul of cargo gear

19.18 Trucks and other vehicles/appliances

19.19 Defect reporting and testing: advice to competent persons

19.20 Personnel lifting equipment, lifts and lift machinery

19.21 Maintenance and testing of lifts

Annex 19.1 Certificates of testing and thorough examination of equipment

Annex 19.1.1 Certificate of test and thorough examination of lifting appliances

Annex 19.1.2 Certificate of test and thorough examination of derricks used in union purchase

Annex 19.1.3 Certificate of test and thorough examination of loose gear

Annex 19.1.4 Certificate of test and thorough examination of wire rope

Annex 19.2 Register of ships’ lifting appliances and cargo-handling gear

Annex 19.3 Code of hand signals

Chapter 20 WORK ON MACHINERY AND POWER SYSTEMS

20.1 Introduction

20.2 General

20.3 Work in machinery spaces

20.4 Unmanned machinery spaces

20.5 Maintenance of machinery

20.6 Boilers and thermal oil heaters

20.7 Auxiliary machinery and equipment

20.8 Main engines

20.9 Refrigeration machinery and refrigerated compartments

20.10 Steering gear

20.11 Hydraulic and pneumatic equipment

20.12 Electrical equipment

20.13 Main switchboards

20.14 High-voltage systems

20.15 Arc-flash associated with high- and low-voltage equipment

20.16 Storage batteries: general

20.17 Storage batteries: lead acid

20.18 Storage batteries: alkaline

20.19 Work on apparatus on extension runners or on the bench

20.20 Servicing radio and associated electronic equipment: general

20.21 Additional electrical hazards from radio equipment

20.22 Valves and semi-conductor devices

Chapter 21 HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES AND MIXTURES

21.1 General advice

21.2 Carcinogens and mutagens

21.3 Prevention or control of exposure

21.4 Asbestos dust

21.5 Use of chemical agents

21.6 Dry-cleaning operations

21.7 Safe use of pesticides

21.8 Biological agents

Annex 21.1 Classification of carcinogens and biological agents

Chapter 22 BOARDING ARRANGEMENTS

22.1 Introduction

22.2 General principles

22.3 Safety nets

22.4 Use of equipment

22.5 Positioning of boarding equipment

22.6 Portable and rope ladders

22.7 Maintenance of equipment for means of access

22.8 Special circumstances

22.9 Access for pilots

22.10 Safe rigging of pilot ladders

Annex 22.1 Standards for means of access

Annex 22.2 Corrosion and fractures of accommodation ladders and gangways

Chapter 23 FOOD PREPARATION AND HANDLING IN THE CATERING DEPARTMENT

23.1 Health and hygiene

23.2 Slips, falls and tripping hazards

23.3 Galley stoves, steamboilers and deep fat fryers

23.4 Liquid petroleum gas appliances

23.5 Deep fat frying

23.6 Microwave ovens

23.7 Catering equipment

23.8 Knives, meat saws, choppers, etc.

23.9 Refrigerated rooms and store rooms

Chapter 24 HOT WORK

24.1 Introduction

24.2 General

24.3 Personal protective equipment

24.4 Pre-use equipment check

24.5 Precautions against fire and explosion

24.6 Electric welding equipment

24.7 Precautions to be taken during electric arc welding

24.8 Compressed gas cylinders

24.9 Gas welding and cutting

24.10 Further information

Annex 24.1 Hot work: lighting up and shutting down procedures

Annex 24.2 Earthing of arc-welding systems’ transformer casing

Annex 24.3 Hot work: hoses and connections/assemblies

Chapter 25 PAINTING

25.1 Introduction

25.2 Preparation and precautions

25.3 Application of new paint

25.4 Use of paint-spraying equipment

Chapter 26 ANCHORING, MOORING AND TOWING OPERATIONS

26.1 Introduction

26.2 Anchoring and weighing anchor

26.3 Making fast and casting off

26.4 Mooring to a buoy

26.5 Towing

26.6 Safe mooring of domestic passenger craft and ships’ launches to quays

Annex 26.1 Complex mooring system, illustrating the snap-back zone

Annex 26.2 The full and safe mooring arrangement for small domestic, passenger craft and launches

Chapter 27 ROLL-ON/ROLL-OFF FERRIES

27.1 Introduction

27.2 General

27.3 Ventilation

27.4 Fire safety/prevention

27.5 Noise

27.6 Safe movement

27.7 Use of work equipment

27.8 Inspection of vehicles

27.9 Stowage

27.10 Securing of cargo

27.11 Dangerous goods

27.12 Specialised vehicles

27.13 Housekeeping

Chapter 28 DRY CARGO

28.1 Stowage of cargo

28.2 Dangerous goods and substances

28.3 Carriage of containers

28.4 Working cargo

28.5 Lighting in cargo spaces

28.6 General precautions for personnel

28.7 Moveable bulkheads in cargo holds

Chapter 29 TANKERS AND OTHER SHIPS CARRYING BULK LIQUID CARGOES

29.1 General

29.2 Oil and bulk ore/oil carriers

29.3 Liquefied gas carriers

29.4 Chemical carriers

Chapter 30 PORT TOWAGE INDUSTRY

30.1 General

30.2 Watertight integrity

30.3 Testing and inspection of towing equipment

30.4 Connecting and disconnecting the towing gear

30.5 Use of bridal/gog rope during towing operations

30.6 Seafarer safety during towing operations

30.7 Communications

30.8 Interaction

30.9 Escorting

Chapter 31 SHIPS SERVING OFFSHORE OIL AND GAS INSTALLATIONS

31.1 General information

31.2 Responsibilities

31.3 General precautions

31.4 Personnel protective equipment

31.5 Communications

31.6 Carriage of cargo

31.7 Bulk cargo operations

31.8 Approaching installation and cargo-handling operations

31.9 Transfer of personnel by ship to/from installation

31.10 Transfer by specialist craft

31.11 Transfer by personnel carrier

31.12 Transfer of personnel by ship to installation by transfer capsule

31.13 Transfer by personal basket

31.14 Transfer of personnel by gangway

31.15 Further guidance

31.16 Anchor handling

Chapter 32 SHIPS SERVING OFFSHORE RENEWABLES

Chapter 33 ERGONOMICS

33.1 General

33.2 Work with display screen equipment

Annex 33.1 Ergonomics

Appendix 1 Regulations, marine notices and guidance issued by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Appendix 2 Other sources of information

Appendix 3 Standards and specifications referred to in this CodeAppendix 4 Acknowledgements

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