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Marine Activities safety toolbox talk.

Marine activities involve various work done around a water body. Such jobs may include construction, fishing, oil and gas exploration, mining, welding and fabrication, and swimming. There are potential hazards from doing any activities in the marine environment. Those hazards can include.

Potential significant hazards from marine activities

  • Diving into the marine environment is a hazard of its own.
  • The presence of wildlife in the environment may pose harm to people.
  • To anchor near the pipelines can increase the risk of harm to people and workers.
  • Poorly maintained equipment can cause harm to the environment.
  • Failure to use the Personal floatation device PFD can increase the risk of drowning in the water.
  • Environmental conditions such as fog, wind, and storms can increase the risk of harm. 
  • Taut deck lines, ropes and chains used in carrying the load can release potential energy when it breaks by force.
  • Transferring persons from one location to another using cranes, transfer bridges, and swing ropes can be hazardous. 

How to ensure safety during any marine work activities

  • Ensure that you comply with various requirements for the job.
  • Always provide the necessary supervision when carrying out the job.
  • Create a dive plan and inform all personnel in that environment about it. The dive plan will include the rescue, permit to work and simultaneous operations plans.
  • Follow all approved procedures before the start of every work. 
  • Remember to use the isolation checklist when you have to so that unwanted energy will not cause harm to you.
  • Ensure that all lifting personnel are certified and the equipment is inspected and certified.
  • Make sure that the places you have to anchor are away from pipelines and obstructions. 
  • Stay away from every taut line.
  • Avoid contact with marine wildlife and plan your work when the wildlife is less active.
  • Make use of the PPE for the activity.
  • Ensure there is a clear communication at all times.
  • Always gain permission before entering an unsafe zone at least 500 meters ahead.
  • Ensure to agree to all grounding, transfer rates and bonding procedures relating to the accumulation and discharge during flammable material transfer.
  • Always wear your Personal Floatation devices.
  • Engage stop work order authority when the risk of harm is visible in continuing the work for the personnel. 
  • The Crews in the boat have to sit according to seating arrangement and assignment.

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