The booklet 'Risk Awareness; Pollution Claims' is part of the UK Club's Risk Awareness series, dealing with the risk area of Pollution, sub-divided into Threats and then Controls.
Each threat is followed by a ‘score’ section where the individual Controls can be graded according to how effective they are:
- Very good control
- Good control
- Average control
- Poor control
- Very poor control (maybe non-existent)
Threat: Ballast Water Pollution
- Pipes tested/checked?
- Pumps in good order and tested regularly?
- Ballast eductors in good order and tested regularly?
- Ballast tank inspection/maintenance?
-Ballast water exchange procedures
- Stability calculations and stress calculations performed for all ballast exchanges and recorded
- Ballast exchange procedure and plan in place for the vessel, where, how and when to exchange ballast
- Records to be kept are maintained, etc
- Pre-exchange plan for each operation
- Personnel involved instructed on procedures
- One person in charge of exchange
- Legal requirements to inform next port authorities met
- Pre-exchange and post exchange samples in clean containers maintained onboard if required
-Ballast water sterilisation
- Equipment fitted
- Requirement to have fitted and when is known
- Plan for fitting and when is on board
-Toolbox talks and work planning meetings
--Are these pre-work meetings held onboard?
--They should include, as far as practical to do so, the following:
- Risk assessment of operation to include the plan to be discussed and evaluated with the team members
- Safety matters, to include:
- Discuss the job plan overall
- What is the job, and procedure to follow?
- Who will do what?
- Discuss the safety rules for the area of work to be done
- What could go wrong
- What are the main hazards
- Assess the risks and how do you eliminate them?
- Get all to participate to create ownership of safety in the job.
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