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Document ID (ISN)28566
CIS number 78-224
Year 1977
Convention or series no.
Title Handling hatch boards and beams.
Bibliographic information Data Sheet 661, National Safety Council, 425 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA, 1977. 4p. Illus.
Abstract This data sheet contains sections devoted to: design of hatch beams for covering holds on cargo vessels (materials, recessed hand grips, interlocking edges, locking devices on flanged beams, roller-type beams and pontoons, clamps and other means of securing hatch covers; tarpaulins); lifting of beams and pontoons; hazards (e.g. falls through hatch covering if beams become dislodged, falling objects, crushing). Safety rules: check-list of 8 procedures to be followed in shipping and unshipping hatch boards or beams.
Descriptors (primary) USA; water transport; ships; hatchways
Descriptors (secondary) locking devices; data sheet; safe working methods
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Water transportation