We are developing a number of resources to help those who have committed to the SafeSpace Project to reduce seafarer injuries and fatalities in confined spaces. The material may be distributed freely but, except here specifically stated, copyright remains with Maritime Accident Casebook. No direct or indirect charge may be made to the seafarer for these materials nor may they sold or rented.
SafeSpace e-Book: Principle of Confined Space Safety
This free e-book has been in preparation for a year. Many of the cases featured on MAC has contributed lessons. It will be in two parts: Principles of Confined Space Safety and Case Studies. We would like to get opinions and suggestions from suitably qualified folk on how it could be improved before we finally release it publicly.
In a sense this is a living document: New information etc will be included as it becomes available.
If you’d like to help SafeSpace do email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘book’.
We’d also like to produce a hard copy version for distribution, for instance, to ships libraries. We’re open to sponsorship or advertising, or maybe you have some suggestions.
We’re just getting this part of the project moving: a free CBT for download/online Access. The idea is to get this into the hands of seafarers to give them a greater sense of ownership.
Online Case Studies
Most of these case studies have both audio and a transcript. As a suggestion, you could listen and/or read one every week or so and get discussions going among your fellow seafarers on confined spaces to help build awareness.
Chemical tanker, cargo tank, inerting, PPE,rescue, safe entry procedures
Bulk carrier, cargo hold, cleaning, fall, PPE
Offshore supply vessel, anchor cable locker, oxygen deficiency, rust, air measurement,confined space identification, PPE,rescue
Engine room, scavenge air unit, hyperthermia, safe entry procedures
Engine room,steam drum,cleaning,explosion,confined space identification,safe entry procedures.
Cruise liner, ballast tank, risk assessment,change management,oxygen deficiency
Livestock carrier, bow thruster room, toxic fumes, air testing, rescue
Bulk carrier, cargo coating, explosion, ventilation
General cargo ship, hold/accommodation,fumigation,toxic gas, phosphine poisoning
Chemical tanker, benzene, cargo tank, explosion, static electricity, tank gauging
Offsite Donated Resources
Donated by Chris Young of Headland Media. A two and a half minute briefing on confined spaces. In ISO format for writing to DVD. Note: You may use this for your personal viewing, it may not be redistributed or sold.
Notable Incidents to get folk thinking
Do you have a notable incident to add? Add it in the comments section below or email it to email@example.com
Venting Valve, Poor Training, Leaves three Dead A good case for discussions in training
From Tom LittlePage:
Warnings And Alerts
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