Safety Bulletin SB/2022/03 - MCA commence yearly review of COSWP

Published: Friday, April 29, 2022 - 15:11

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Safety Bulletin SB/2022/03

This bulletin is to advise the PSS membership community that the MCA has commenced the yearly review of the Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers (COSWP).

 

The attachments to the bulletin provide how interested members can review the proposed amendments.

To outline the attachments.

  • ‘Stakeholder Engagement Exercise Letter’ – this provides an explanation of the process for review / comment
  • ‘Annex 1’ – sets out the listing of the proposed changes
  • ‘Annex 2’ – this is a review data form which is needed by the MCA’s procedures
  • ‘COSWP 2022 Proposed Amendments’ – the zip file containing details of the proposed amendments to the six chapters

Details on submitting responses are within the explanatory letter and are to be emailed to seafarersafety@mcga.gov.uk by the closing date 9th May 2022.

The MCA look forward to receiving comments or suggested amendments and they will provide feedback on responses following the conclusion of the COSWP 2022 review.

MCA advise that any additional comments on the COSWP are appreciated, and they shall be noted for future review.

Attachments

Safety Bulletin SB-2022-03 PDF (192.83 KB) Download (192.83 KB)
Stakeholder Engagement Exercise Letter_0 PDF (218.85 KB) Download (218.85 KB)
Annexes 1 and 2_0 PDF (146.66 KB) Download (146.66 KB)
COSWP Prop. Amendments - Chapter 4 Emergency drills and procedures_1 PDF (248.76 KB) Download (248.76 KB)
COSWP Prop. Amendments - Chapter 11 Safe Movement On Board Ship_1 PDF (181 KB) Download (181 KB)
COSWP Prop. Amendments - Chapter 15 - Entry into Enclosed Spaces_1 PDF (293.17 KB) Download (293.17 KB)
COSWP Prop. Amendments - Chapter 17 Work at Height_1 PDF (190.07 KB) Download (190.07 KB)
COSWP Prop. Amendments - Chapter 26 Anchoring Mooring and Towing Operations_1 PDF (269.64 KB) Download (269.64 KB)
COSWP Prop. Amendments - Chapter 27 Roll-on Roll-off Ferries_1 PDF (182.55 KB) Download (182.55 KB)