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Seafarer Health & Safety Publications

Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen - Latest ELECTRONIC Consolidated Edition 2010

Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen
December 2010, including Amendment 10

PLEASE NOTE : The latest version of the hard copy of the Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen is the Consolidated 2011 Edition , or to obtain the individual Amendment packs needed to bring your existing hard copy up to date, then contact The Stationery Office the official publishers of the Code

To view or download Code Annexes and Safety signage click here

N.B. Due to the Safety Critical nature of this publication, you are strongly advised to ONLY refer to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency Official Version.

Fishing Vessel Safety Guide

Fishing Vessl Safety Guide - A Guide to safe working practices and emergency procedures for fishermen

Guidance on the Application of Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Provision and use of work equipment) Regulations 2006 and the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Lifting Equipment Regulations) 2006 to Fishing Vessels Click here for Word Document  (102KB)

 

Occupational Health and Safety Leaflets and Posters

Seafarer Occupational Health & Safety Publicity Material
Includes customer ordering details

Click here to see the full list of leaflets and posters available

H&S Regulatory links

2010.SI No 2987 The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Artificial Optical Radiation) Regulations 2010
2010 SI No.2984 The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work)(Asbestos) Regulations 2010
2010 SI No.323 The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Biological Agents) Regulations 2010
2010 SI No 330 The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Chemical Agents) Regulations 2010
2010 SI No 332 The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Work at Height) Regulations 2010
2008 SI No 2166 The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment) Regulations 2008
2008 SI No 2165 The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Provisions and Use of Work Equipment) Regulations 2008
2007 SI No 3100 The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Carcinogens and Mutagens) Regulations 2007
2007 SI No.3075 The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Control of Noise at Work) Regulations 2007
2007 SI No.3077 The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Control of Vibration at Work) Regulations 2007
2006 SI No. 2183 The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Provision and Use of Work Equipment) Regulations 2006
2006 SI No. 2184 The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment) Regulations 2006
1998 SI No.2411 The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Employment of Young Persons) Regulations 1998
1997 SI No.2962 The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) Regulations 1997

H&S Useful M Notices

MGN 308(M+F) Mooring, Towing and Hauling Equipment on all Vessels - Safe Installation and Safe Operation
MGN 331(M+F) The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Provision and Use of Work Equipment) Regulations 2006
MGN 332(M+F) The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment) Regulations 2006
MGN 352(M+F) The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Control of Noise at Work) Regulations 2007
MGN 353(M+F)

The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Control of Vibration at Work) Regulations 2007

See also the link at the bottom of this page for information about the official guides to complying with the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessel (Control of Noise at Work) Regulations 2007 and the Merchant Shipping (Control of Vibration at Work) Regulations 2007

MGN 356(M+F) The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work)(Carcinogens and Mutagens) Regulations 2007
MGN 408(M+F) The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Biological Agents) Regulations 2010
MGN 409(M+F) The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Chemical Agents) Regulations 2010
MGN 410(M+F) The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Work at Height) Regulations 2010
MGN 423 (M) Entry into Dangerous Spaces
MGN 428(M+F) The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Artificial Optical Radiation) Regulations 2010
MGN 429(M+F) The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Asbestos) Regulations 2010
MGN 436(M+F) WHOLE-BODY VIBRATION: Guidance on Mitigating Against the Effects of Shocks and Impacts on Small Vessels.
MGN 446(M+F) The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Control of Vibration at Work) Regulations 2007 - Procedure for Seeking Exemptions
MGN447(M+F) The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Control of Noise at Work) Regulations 2007 - Procedure for Seeking Exemptions
MGN451(M+F) The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) Risk of Exposure to Radiation
MGN454(M+F) The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Chemical Agents) (Amendment) Regulations 2012
MGN460(M+F) New and Expectant Mothers:The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at WorK)1997 Regulations and Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Conventiion) (Medical Certification) Regulations 2010
MGN492(M+F) Health and Safety at Work : Protecting those not employed by the ship owner
MGN493(M+F) The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Asbestos) Regulations 2010 as amended by the Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Asbestos)(Amendment) Regulations 2013

Safety Alerts - Technical

Safety Alerts - Health and Safety

MOU Between HSE MAIB and MCA
Link to MOU on HSE's Website:
http://www.hse.gov.uk/aboutus/howwework/framework/mou/mcamou.pdf