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696 Ship/Port Interface; Thorough examination of the cargo lifting plant of ships
Geldigheid:01-06-1995 t/m Status: Geldig vandaag

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Need to include all parts of plant ( SOLAS Ch. VI )

1 The Maritime Safety Committee, at its sixty-fifth session (9 to 17 May 1995), agreed, in the light of a number of fatal and serious accidents in ports due to the failure of cargo lifting plant which indicated that the last recorded annual thorough examination of the lifting plant was inadequate, and the consequential concern expressed by the ports industry, that Member Governments should ensure that those carrying out annual thorough examinations of ship or shore cargo lifting plant in accordance with Article 23 of the International Labour Office's Occupational Safety and Health (Dock Work) Convention (No 152), thoroughly examine all parts of such gear, including standing rigging.

2 Member Governments are reminded that International Labour Office Convention No. 152, Article 23, paragraph 2, defines a thorough examination as "a detailed visual examination by a competent person, supplemented if necessary by other suitable means or measures in order to arrive at a reliable conclusion as to the safety of the appliance or loose gear to be examined". An examination of a sample or parts of a lifting appliance is not sufficient to constitute a thorough examination A competent person is defined by Article 3(b) of the Convention as "a person possessing the knowledge and experience for the performance of a specific duty or duties and acceptable as such to the competent authority".

3 Competent persons may be suitably qualified members of the ships' crews, classification societies, manufacturers or other shore-based organizations. However, examinations conducted by ships' crews should not generally be accepted for sophisticated lifting plant because of its complexity and the small number of crew members with adequate experience and qualifications available.

4 In addition, the Maritime Safety Committee, recognizing the need for ship/shore co-operation to ensure the safe handling of cargo in ports and the extensive work at the International Labour Office in the field of occupational safety and health in dock work, urges Member Governments to ratify ILO Convention No. 152.

5 This Circular is addressed to Member Governments and interested international organizations for information and action as appropriate.
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