The Marine Safety Forum has published the following safety flash reviewing a number of incidents and near misses reported by base staff involving vessel gangways. These incidents and near misses range from improperly rigged gangways and safety nets through to poor housekeeping standards with tripping hazards left on the gangway
The safety flash can be downloaded from marinesafetyforum.org/upload-files//safetyalerts/msf-safety-flash-13.09.pdf
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