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Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers - Amendment 2



EditionDEC 2017
Stock CodeBHMSO006B
PublisherTSO The Stationery Office
AuthorUK Maritime & Coastguard Agency

Amendment 2 to the Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers (COSWP) 2015 Edition provides new information on sunglasses, the risk from sharps, solid carbon dioxide, and safe access to small craft.

COSWP provides guidance on improving health and safety on board vessels and articulates how statutory obligations should be fulfilled. The Code details the regulatory framework for health and safety on board ship, safety management and statutory duties underlying the advice in the Code and the areas that should be covered when introducing a new recruit to the safety procedures on board.

It is a statutory requirement for the current edition of the Code to be carried on board all UK ships other than fishing vessels and pleasure craft. The Code contains essential health and safety information and it must be made available to any seafarer on board the ship who requests it.

Key features

Amendment 2 includes the following:

Update to Chapter 3, with the addition of information on sunglasses and risk from sharps.

Update to Chapter 21, with information about solid carbon dioxide.

Update to Chapter 22, with information about safe access to small craft.

More information

This title amends the Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers, ISBN: 9780115534027, published 4 September 2015. The amendment consists of loose-leaf pages that replace select pages from the main edition binder.

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