SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Offshore
WELCOME TO ESVAGT
ESVAGT is a safe workplace – also for you as guest, visitor or supplier. You have a shared responsibility to ensure this by complying with our rules for safety, health, working environment and the environment.
ACCESS TO THE VESSEL
You must register on arrival and wear a guest badge that is visible throughout your entire stay. When you leave the ship, please return the guest badge to the watchman.
- The gangway is the only permitted access to the ship and may only be used when it is fully set and ready
- Everyone working or staying closer than 1.5 m from the quay-side must wear a life jacket or ESVAGT-suit
As soon as you arrive on board, you must familiarise yourself with the procedures for emergency situations:
- Muster stations
- Escape routes
- Location and use of life rafts and lifejackets
- Location of heart defibrillators
All types of work must ALWAYS be planned using ESVAGT’s Risk Management tool.
Toolbox Talks are held before work is commenced to ensure that everyone understand the work process and risks involved.
If you have any questions during your stay on board an ESVAGT vessel, please contact the officer on duty.
PERMIT TO WORK
A ”permit to work” must be issued for the following activities:
- ”HOT WORK”
- Access to closed tanks / rooms
- Work at height (> 2 m) – Some vessels have specific requirements, please check.
- requirements, please check.
- Work over the side, or outboard
- Work on electrical systems
- Work on crane, machines and motors
- Jobs with identified risks
Please contact the officer on duty for issue of permits to work and when the work has been completed.
If an incident occurs (accident, near miss, environmental incident,
material damage) or if you observe unsafe conditions, you must
IMMEDIATELY report the incident to the officer on duty.
CHARGING ELECTRONIC DEVISES
All electronic devises e.g. mobile phones, PC’s should be charged during the day and while the devises are supervised.
Do NOT place the devises on flammable surfaces such as pillows,
blankets and beds while charging
Smoking is only permitted in marked smoking areas (outside)
and designated smoking rooms/cabins (inside) according to
Intoxicants (alcohol and drugs) are not permitted. It is forbidden to take, be under the influence of, or be in possession of intoxicants.
Any medicine prescribed by a doctor that is brought on board must be informed to the ship’s master and entered into the control document for the medicine chest.
WALKING AROUND ON BOARD
When walking around on board ESVAGT vessels, you must
follow the rules and signs for use of PPE. When outside the
accommodation area, you must, as a MINIMUM, wear a helmet and safety shoes (other PPE may also be required depending on the vessel e.g. gloves and safety glasses).
Always use the handrail when walking the stairs. Keep one hand for the vessel and one hand for yourself!
SIGNS AND RESPONSIBILITY
These signs are a selection of those you may see on board.
All signs must be respected.
SPECIFICALLY FOR SUPPLIERS
When working on ESVAGT vessels, you must ensure that:
- Work is not commenced before necessary information has been received
- Work is planned and carried out in a way that does not pose a safety or environmental risk
- The relevant legislations are adhered to
- The correct PPE is used for the task
- Everyone working or staying closer than 1,5 m from the quayside must wear a life jacket or ESVAGT-suit
After work is completed, the supplier must always hand over
service reports and time sheets to the officer on duty.
BEFORE leaving the vessel, all service reports must be signed
by either the ship’s master or the chief engineer (alternatively
by the officer on duty).
Waste must be handled and sorted according to the vessel’s Garbage Management Plan (GMP).
All chemicals used on board must be labelled according to the relevant legislation. In case of chemical spill, the officer on duty must be notified immediately.
If you are bringing chemicals on board, you must ensure that the necessary documentation is present. You must take the chemicals with you again when you leave the vessel.
It is important that you are familiar with the various alarms
installed on board our vessels. Be aware of the difference
between alarms on platforms/rigs.
Should an alarm sound, you must leave the area calmly and
go to the muster station. Close the doors behind you.
If you notice a fire, sound the alarm immediately. Try to
extinguish the fire by using the nearby firefighting equipment.
Fire and emergency signal: Long, unbroken signal:
“ABONDON SHIP” ALARM
Go to the muster station. Put on a lifejacket. The ”Abandon ship” order is given when it is judged more dangerous to remain on board the vessel than to leave it.
”Abandon ship” alarm: Seven or more short signals followed by a long signal. and emergency signal:
Long, unbroken signal:
__ __ __ __ __ __ __ _______________________________
Leave the machine room immediately and go to the muster station.
PERSONNEL OR ENVIRONMENTAL INCIDENT
Contact the officer on duty immediately.
If someone falls overboard, throw a lifebuoy into the water.
Notify the officer on duty, on the bridge.
Point toward the person in distress and maintain constant eye contact.