In SAN NEWS 1 2009 a serious accident was described in which a pilot crushed his leg between the pilot boat and the ship which was to be boarded.
After the event, the shipping company has tried to build out the risk. As far as can be judged from the shipping company’s photographs, the solution is excellent – which shows that many serious risks can be built out using relatively simple means. The problem is that the accident or damage is often done before the fault is built out.
One way of preventing accidents is to systematically list and identify the risks that may arise during operations. That work needs constant updating and must be included in ordinary activities.
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