InterManager has teamed up with The Nautical Institute and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) to launch a maritime safety competition to share innovative and practical ideas to make entry into enclosed spaces safer.
ccording to InterManager, in the past year, more than 20 seafarers have lost their lives in enclosed-space related accidents.
In fact, nineteen months ago the Human Element Industry Group (HEIG) set up the Enclosed Space Project.
- Excessive reliance is placed on procedures for managing enclosed space entries.
- Enclosed space procedures are complex, labour and time intensive, and require active management.
- They may require specialist equipment and trained rescue teams.
In order to move one step further, InterManager along with the Nautical Institute and IMarEST, launched this safety competition.
Entries can be in any format – a report, a poster, a video, submitted by an individual or as a team of up to four people.
The entries should also include an explanation of how it would save lives, and an outline of what would be needed for successful implementation.
Entries will be judged by a specialist technical panel, and announced at a technical webinar held by The Nautical Institute later in the year.