What are importance of code of Safe Working Practice?

The code is intended to give guidance as to how the statutory obligation should be fulfilled.

However, the guidance should never be regarded as superseding or amending regulations .

You may also know function of this code:

The measures required include:

  • Safe working places and environment
  • Safe plant ,machinery and equipment
  • Health and safety training, instruction, supervision and information
  • Protective clothing
  • A health and safety policy
  • Assesment of risks
  • Information for workers(risk assessment)
  • Health sureillance of workers
  • Appointment of a competent person to assist with the implementation of te regulations
  • Consulation with their workers or elected representatives on health and safety.
  • Duties of the company
  • “the company” in addition to its duties as an employer, is required to:
  • Provide information about tempory workers
  • Consult other employers onboard about the health and safety of workers
  • Co-ordinate health and safety measures between all the employers onboard
  • Provide information to workers about the ship safety system
  • Appoint a safety officer
  • Organise the election of safety representative and safety committee(where applicable)


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