Some typical causes of engine room accidents include: Leaks and spills on engine room floor, causing someone to slip and fall. Poor lighting making it difficult to walk around without injury. Poorly maintained equipment and machinery.
What are the dangers associated in the engine room?
Long-term exposure to high-decibel sounds like those made in an engine room can lead to short-term, long-term, and even permanent hearing loss, as well as related issues such as stress, insomnia, and even cardiovascular disorders in extreme cases.
What are the common accident in the galley?
Cuts from knives and other galley equipment. Bruises, broken bones, fractures, or head injuries from slip or trip and falls. Back or neck injuries from lifting and repetitive stress. Burns and electrical shocks caused by malfunctioning equipment.
How can we prevent maritime accidents?
Stay alert when anchoring and anticipate changes in weather and currents. Avoid distraction: There are numerous ways that a navigator can become distracted while on duty, such as other tasks, alarms, traffic… If you feel stretched, call the Master.
What do you think is the most important element of BRM and why?
Good communication between the crew members is the key to successful BRM. The effective transfer of information is a complex process. It requires information be conveyed when needed, understood and acknowledged by the receiver and clarified if needed.