Despite all the attention to safety in the industry, accidents still happen regularly. With the 'Working Safely at Sea' campaign, we offer seafarers and maritime companies the means to increase their awareness of the risks.
Some 2,300 fishermen and women work in this sector. Sometimes they spend days at sea to get the best fish.
In this maritime branch, some 25,000 professionals work to get as much as 90% of all our goods to the right place on time.
Approximately 160 companies are active in hydraulic engineering in The Netherlands. Some 10,000 hydraulic engineers work with the latest innovations on coastal protection, land reclamation and the accessibility of our ports.
TOP 5 SAFETY RISKS AT SEA
TRIPPING & SLIPPING
A messy or wet workplace causes many bruises and contusions every year. Sometimes it can be worse. Keep your workplace tidy and reduce the risks to yourself and your colleagues.
Working at height is common on ships. There is therefore an increased risk of being hit by a falling object. Especially the tools you are working with. If possible, cordon off the working area below you and wear your personal protective equipment, including your helmet.
There is a risk of getting trapped when moving large or heavy equipment. This can have major consequences. Especially when you are at sea and it takes a long time for professional help to arrive on site. Therefore, know where to stand during operations.
Wear your life jacket when necessary. Even in good weather, some colleagues go overboard without a vest. Know how your jacket works and when to wear it. Help each other if the jacket does not fit properly or is forgotten.
BEING HIT BY MOORING LINES OR CABLES
Steel wires and anchor ropes are life-threatening when they become loose under tension. Unfortunately, this happens several times a year. Sometimes with very bad results. Know what the 'line of fire' means and where you can and cannot stand on and around a ship.