Powerboat-World.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Newsletters FishingBoating Features Photo Gallery Sail-World Australia Australian Cruising
Sail-World Australia Australian Cruising MarineBusiness-World

 

Sail-World.com : Vessel accommodation and arrangements standard out now

Vessel accommodation and arrangements standard out now

'NMSC Standards Team Leader John Henry.'    MIAA    Click Here to view large photo
The National Marine Safety Committee (NMSC) has released for public comment a draft standard on the arrangement, accommodation and personal safety requirements on board commercial vessels.

The new National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part C, Section 1 – Arrangement, Accommodation and Personal Safety to replace and update relevant provisions in Subsections 5E and 5F and Sections 6, 7 and 18 of the USL Code.

NMSC Standards Team Leader, John Henry, said the draft standard deals with safety issues that all stakeholders can relate to, whether they are commercial vessel designers, builders, owners and operators – and the greater public.

'Issues such as the requirements for passenger seating, sanitary arrangements, escape and evacuation routes and consideration of access for the disabled affect ferry users on a daily basis,' John Henry said, 'likewise, measures that help avoid accidents such as requiring adequate field of vision from the helm and providing accommodation that will also help avoid crew fatigue will have a direct impact on public and worker safety'.

NMSC’s Principal Technical Adviser Mori Flapan coordinated the Reference Group composed of government and industry stakeholders that drafted the standard.

'The new draft standard replaces a number of the older 1970s standards with modern practices, both within Australia and internationally,' Mr Flapan said. 'The document also proposes the extent to which the new accommodation standards contained in the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Maritime Labour Convention 2006 are to be incorporated into the requirements of the NSCV'.

Safety issues addressed by the standard include minimum clear deck heights; heights for guard rails and bulwarks; the provision of gangways for safe movement on and off the vessel; personal protection; dangerous machinery; and the arrangement of navigation lights and signals.

The release of the draft standard and Regulatory Impact Statement for public comment provides each stakeholder with the opportunity to review the proposals to check that they are relevant and practical.

Mr Flapan stressed that the comments received are taken seriously. 'Each comment is considered by a reference group comprising both industry and government representatives,' he said.

'This is your chance to influence the standards making process that will shape important aspects of the safety of domestic commercial vessels in Australia for decades to come'.

Have Your Say! To obtain a copy of the NSCV C1 draft standard please contact the NMSC Secretariat on 02 9247 2124 or download from website: http://www.nmsc.gov.au/index.php?MID=73&CID=70

The public comment period closes on 11 May 2011.




by NMSC

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.powerboat-world.com/index.cfm?nid=82473

5:27 AM Fri 15 Apr 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Power Boat News





























Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do by Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,






























Yamaha inspires students to succeed by Yamaha Motor Australia,








Swan celebrates sales success *Feature
4x4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo on the horizon
Polar research: Six priorities for Antarctic science
Stealth i14 out of China
Bivalves' ability to clean chemicals from waterways
Brisbane Boat Show 2014 - New boat engines set to rev up interest
Two rescued in tow from 13km offshore
Enhancing boating safety in the Mallacoota region
National 4x4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo - 4WD heaven
Yanmar selected for big torque at low revs
Sydney Boat Show display winners recognised *Feature
China Yachting Conference lines up the speakers
2014 National 4x4 Outdoors Show: Popularity of caravanning and camping
2015 Sydney Inte'l Boat Show - Boating Industry commences planning
Last chance to join 2014 Multihull Solutions Whitsunday Rendezvous
Dangerous conditions for boaters from this evening
Pacific Boating membership offers hassle-free boating *Feature
Marine15 expands trade, networking and B2B opportunities *Feature
2014 Auckland on the Water Boatshow - Huge prize packs up for grabs
4X4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo wows water lovers
John Wilson has sights set on second P1 SuperStock title   
Torquay Grand Prix - Pertemps tops table on penultimate day   
Plain sailing for yachts with river cargo ship ban in Shanghai   
Dangerous conditions for boaters from this afternoon   
Sydney Int'l Boat Show - Stellar results for Multihull Solutions   
NSW Environment Minister awards 'Fish Friendly' Marina Accreditations   
Refurbished Protector project 'better than buying new'   
Gold Coast International Marine Expo - High-Diver Steve Black is back   
4x4 Outdoors Show, Fishing and Boating Expo - Campfire cooking corner   
See the heat with FLIR ONE *Feature   
John Temple to retire, Will Sangster appointed General Manager   
Multihull Central launches Aquila range at SIBS *Feature   
If all else fails read the instructions!!   
If all else fails read the instructions!!   
Sun shines on recreational boating at Sydney International Boat Show   
Phuket Yacht Show: new kid on the block taking on PIMEX? *Feature   
2014 Offshore Superboat Championships - The boats are back!   
Sydney International Boat Show - Days 3 & 4 *Feature   
Kirby Marine launch 13metre Naiad Tender   
Shellfish reefs in Port Phillip Bay to be rejuvenated   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png   http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL VIR PBW
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT