Make Sure Your Cook Doesn’t Become Unhinged

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Jul 252011

Nut and Bolts sheared causing uncontrolled swing.

During the cleaning of the Gyro Frying Pan, the handle came away from the fryer as it was being tipped to empty the cleaning fluid as per normal cleaning routine. This caused the fryer to swing uncontrolled and spill water across the galley.

This incident has a very high potential of injury as the Cook may well have been scalded, once again it was extremely fortunate that no injury occurred.

All ships fitted with Gyro Frying Pans should check the gimbal pin and handle assemblies immediately.

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Don’t Put A Finger In The Pie

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Oct 052010

You need hands... and fingers

As every butcher knows, sit a baby on the bacon slicer and you’ll get a little behind in your work. Similarly, a messman who hasn’t been trained to use a meat slicer could end up with the wrong sort of finger in the pie.

That’s one of the warnings to be gather from the current issue of the Nautical Institute’s October edition of its Mariners’ Alerting and Reporting Scheme, MARS.

MARS is one of several confidential reporting schemes, which includes MAC’s own ConReps and the Confidential Human factors Incident Reporting Programme, CHIRP, that enable seafarers to report safety-critical incidents and situations without putting their jobs on the line.

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