Safety, Environment & Legislation

Safety, Environment & Legislation

Safety, Environment & Legislation

Safety, Environment & Legislation (SEL) is an IMCA core activity. Its primary purpose is to promote the sharing of experience and safety-related information among members with the aim of reducing incidents by continuously reinforcing good practice.

We offer good practice guidance to industry by way of documents, seminars and dialogue.

The sharing of information on incidents and near-misses is a powerful enabler for IMCA members to achieve safe, reliable and efficient operations. Details of potential hazards at the worksite and lessons learnt from follow-up investigations are collated, anonymised, circulated to members and posted online to create a growing database of invaluable information. Our database on DP incident reports date back over 30 years.

Occasionally incidents do happen, and that’s when our safety flash system provides a fast, vital communications channel for the industry and helps prevent recurrence of the situation.

IMCA members also have access to an extensive resource of training and promotional materials designed to help them to develop and strengthen the safety culture in their own workforce.

Our documents on the environment offer advice and guidance on environmental performance indicators, international standards, client requirements and environmental impact.

Another important part of SEL activity is concerned with monitoring, briefing and lobbying governments to ensure members’ interests are represented whenever relevant legislation is being developed. Regulators from around the world often turn to IMCA as a trusted data source when formulating regulations for the marine contracting industry.

IMCA members can view further information on the work of the Safety, Environment & Legislation Core Committee in the IMCA members-only area of the website.

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    Security

    As marine construction expands around the world, security of assets and personnel, both in transit and onsite, is fundamental.

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    Training

    IMCA facilitates the sharing of information on potential hazards at the worksite and lessons learnt from follow-up investigations

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    Regulation

    IMCA is active world-wide and at a regional and national level in representing its members to governments and regulatory bodies

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