A new video has been added to West of England Club’s recently released Learn The Ropes video series that addresses securing floor structures within the engine room compartment.
The Club said that the work of a seafarer was inherently risky. Injuries at sea occurred in various forms and personal injury was one of the most frequent among all P&I-related occurrences. Major accidents involving slips, trips, and falls comprised a significant proportion of personal injury claims. Many minor injuries, such as bumps, bruises and sprains were not reported and did not make it into the P&I statistics at all.
Unlike risks that originated from overwhelming natural causes, trips and falls caused by poor housekeeping were perfectly avoidable, said West.