Planned, written risk assessments are vital to reduce the chances of incidents at sea. They are also a legal requirement.
A risk assessment identifies dangers specific to your vessel and explores how these risks can be proactively reduced or removed, helping you to put in place measures to keep you, your crew, and your vessel safe.
It’s important that you regularly conduct written risk assessments and go through them with your crew to ensure they understand them and keep them on board and up to date at all times.
John Clark, vessel owner and skipper, Scotland.
John Clark, Scottish skipper and vessel owner, shows us the steps he takes to reduce the risk of falling overboard when putting out mooring ropes.
Brian Chambers, crab and lobster fisherman from Northern Ireland, explains the importance of standing clear when shooting gear.
John Clark, Scottish skipper and vessel owner, discusses how he manages the hazard of trawl wires on the deck.