Getting maintenance right on Fishing vessels

A new e-fact of trhe European Agency for Safety and Health at Work provides
occupational safety and health information and advice that are specific to
maintenance activities. As well as identifying risks that maintenance workers
face in a particular sector or task, it gives examples of good practice in
dealing with them.

Maintenance of fishing vessels includes surveys and repairs in dry-dock
undertaken by ship yard workers and contractors as well as minor and routine
repairs undertaken by ship's crew at sea or in wet dock. Emergency repairs
carried out at sea are particularly risky, due to possible adverse weather
conditions, the need to complete the repairs quickly, the lack of adequate
tools or equipment, or the lack of necessary skills. This e-fact provides
information on the hazards associated with maintenance of fishing vessels and
summarises the essential principles to assure safe and effective maintenance
operations on board fishing vessels and contains some recommendations for
preventive measures to control the risks during those operations.

More info - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work