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Document ID (ISN)60592
CIS number 93-1234
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hopper A.G., Dean A.J.
Title Safety in fishing - Learning from experience
Bibliographic information Nov. 1992, Vol.15, Nos.4-6, Special issue, p.249-271. Illus. 3 ref.
Abstract This article analyses the level of safety in some sections of the UK fishing industry by looking at accident statistics and by examining recent case histories. Fishing has always been a high-risk profession but there are ways in which risks can be diminished. Many of the problems are due to vessels being built below the 12m threshold at which the 1975 Safety Rules currently apply. Some of the vessels lack adequate reserve stability to withstand capsizing in a dynamic situation and there are deficiencies in design and safety equipment. The training programmes produced by Seafish Technology on survival, fire fighting and first aid are now mandatory for all new entrants into the profession. However, there is a need for a much greater awareness of accident prevention.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety; occupational accidents; fatalities; safety by design; fishing; safety rules; safety programmes
Descriptors (secondary) United Kingdom; safety training in industry; statistical aspects; accident investigation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Safety supervision
Safety programmes