The Club's Guide questions

How effective do you think the Controls are on your ship – are there any accidents just waiting to happen?

This booklet is a guide to the Controls and key points that the UK Club’s Risk Assessors look for when inspecting a vessel. It will allow interested parties to carry out a similar check on the Threats and Controls and make sure the vessel has a good risk profile.

Each Threat is followed by a ‘score’ section where the individual Controls can be graded according to how effective they are:

  1. Very good control
  2. Good control
  3. Average control
  4. Poor control
  5. Very poor control (maybe non-existent)

Specifically, the Club identifies risks, that has included in four general categories, as seen below:

  1. Personal injury - general: includes mooring, enclosed space entry, hot and cold surfaces, fire onboard, etc.
  2. Personal injury - specific: Restaurants hygiene/safety, laundry activities, launches, pool area safety, etc.
  3. Medical issues - general: Disabled passengers, illness onboard, age, alcohol, etc.
  4. Security issues: Security of port, vessel security plan, assault, sexual assault, etc.

At the end, there is a section on Consequences, which is also divided into Controls that should be in place to mitigate the cost of any claim, i.e. after the event controls. These too can be graded.

To learn more on the guide, click herebelow

Risk Awareness - Passenger claims