The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published a new tool for the industry – the ‘Safety Committee Representative’s Handbook’ (IMCA SEL 035), for use by safety committees on board vessels undertaking marine operations, recognised by IMCA as an excellent way of promoting and managing safety issues.
The handy wire bound A5 handbook is international in scope, and is written in straightforward and simple language. As well as providing guidance and information on a range of safety related topics it also covers the ‘nuts and bolts’ of how a safety committee works including:
• The function, remit and structure of safety committees
• How they affect welfare and the working environment
• Where safety representatives can find further information.
There is a chapter on some of the fundamental safety processes that are of importance to offshore personnel including risk assessment, safe systems of work, control of hazardous substances, manual handling, working at height and lifting operations.
It is now available for downloading free of charge for members and non-members alike at www.imca-int.com, and printed copies are available at £10 for members and £20 for non-members from firstname.lastname@example.org