Updated Guidance SiP 005 on Mooring

Published: Friday, April 13, 2018 - 12:25

The development of practical, user guidance is a key part of our work in the industry.  We commit to the creation of new guidance that reflects the continuously evolving port workplace to keep our guidance appropriate and current.  Following a joint review by industry professionals, the HSE and Unite the Union we are delighted to issue this new guidance on Mooring Operations   

This guidance highlights the hazards associated with mooring operation. It addresses topics including:

  • Regulatory framework & guidance
  • Health
  • Risk assessment
  • Responsibilities
  • Mooring operation hazards
  • Control measures
  • Linesmen operations
  • Handling  a mooring line
  • Mooring arrangements
  • communication
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Use of mooring boats
  • Information, instruction, training & supervision
  • Vessel access
  • Reference.

This guidance is essential for members in demonstrating their duty of care and compliance when,

  • Planing new operations
  • Monitoring existing controls
  • Creating, reviewing & updating risk assessments
  • Conducting inductions & refresher training
  • Creating toolbox talks for employees
  • Referencing for accident investigations
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