Working at height and over the side

A recent report from a major insurance company stated that UK seafarers are twelve times more likely to be injured at work compared to shore workers. Other countries statistics show the same or an even higher ratio. These are a very disturbing statistics. The detailed figures indicate that some of the reported injuries come from slips and trips, but a lot do come from falls.

  • Learning film: #2510
  • Revision: 4.00
  • Published: 23.03.2016
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The aim of this video is to promote safety when working at height. We will show you equipment that allows you to stay safely attached when climbing, or when working at height.  You will also see how to use height access equipment and how to safeguard others located below the work place.

Legislation & references
  • STCW as amended, Table A-VI/1-4
  • COSWP 15.2, 14.1.2, 17, 17.1, 8.10 and various other parts
  • ILO Code of Practice on “Accident Prevention on Board Ship at Sea and in Port” Ch15
  • Provision and use of work equipment 2012 (PUWER), OSHA
  • US Regulations (29 CFR 1926.500-503)
  • European Directive on Working at Heights
Learning objectives
  • Identify risks to the person at height
  • Define the term ‘working at height’
  • List common situations which involve working at height 
  • Describe common protective safety systems for working at height
  • Safely operate access equipment  for working at height 
  • Identify emergency situations in ‘at height’ situations and describe the appropriate immediate action
English, Chinese, Russian,
Duration 18 minutes
Related courses
  • 6114 - Working at height
Target groups
  • Deck - Support
  • Engine - Support
  • Nordic Hamburg
  • Interlink Maritime Corp. Bernard Schulte Ship Management (Hong Kong)
  • Australian Maritime Safety Authority
  • Lite-Rite Engineering Services Ltd.
  • Seagull AS
Related information
Ship types:
STCW: Operation & Safety
Related courses: 6114 - Working at height