As part of its Learn the Ropes Series safety videos, West P&I Club addresses measures of securing floor structures within the engine room compartment.
ccording to the club, the work of a seafarer is inherently risky. Injuries at sea occur in various forms and personal injury is one of the most frequent among all P&I-related occurrences.
Major accidents involving slips, trips, and falls comprise a significant proportion of personal injury claims. Many minor injuries, such as bumps, bruises, sprains, etc., are not reported and do not make it into the P&I statistics at all.
Unlike risks that originate from overwhelming natural causes, trips and falls caused by poor housekeeping are perfectly avoidable.
Whilst this new video “Secure Engine Room Floor Plates” focuses on the risks of trips and falls in engine rooms, it is equally relevant to all ship compartments.