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IMCA safety flashes disseminate important information on incidents and potential hazards and the lessons learnt from them that can help prevent incidents occurring elsewhere in the industry.

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Fall Protection – Defective Safety Harness

What happened During equipment recovery operations on the back deck of a vessel, a technician felt something unexpected around the Dorsal ‘D’ ring on the back of his safety harness. […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 03/24



Getting fall arrest equipment right

What happened A crew person was changing the lamp bulbs on the vessel mast, working at a height of around 4m above the deck. The person was wearing a full […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 21/23









Electrical shock from containerised portable office

What happened? Whilst tidying a mobile office (freight) container, an employee sustained a mild electric shock by inadvertently touching an exposed live electrical cable which was obscured by several boxes […]

| Included in IMCA Safety Flash 25/20







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