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Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers 2015 edition - Amendment 6
Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers 2015 edition - Amendment 6
October 2021

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Amendment 6 to the Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers (COSWP) 2015 edition provides updates to Chapters 3, 4, 14, 18, 19, 20 and 26.

COSWP provides guidance on improving health and safety on board vessels and articulates how statutory obligations should be fulfilled. The Code details the regulatory framework for health and safety on board ship, safety management and statutory duties underlying the advice in the Code and the areas that should be covered when introducing a new recruit to the safety procedures on board.

It is a statutory requirement for the current edition of the Code to be carried on board all UK ships, other than fishing vessels and pleasure craft. The Code contains essential health and safety information and it must be made available to any seafarer on board the ship who requests it

Amendment 6 includes the following updates:
  • Chapter 3 - New section on the use of mobile phones and other personal electronic devices
  • Chapter 4 - Addition of new sub-sections and an annex on launching drills for lifeboats and rescue boats
  • Chapter 14 - Items added to the permits to work forms
  • Chapter 18 - Ropes and wires information rearranged Chapter 19 Updated advice on the regular examination of lifting equipment or accessories
  • Chapter 19 - Updated advice on the regular examination of lifting equipment or accessories
  • Chapter 20 - Information added about assistive-start substances and maintenance-free storage batteries
  • Chapter 26 - Addition of a new sub-section and annex on safe self-mooring operations and examples of mooring arrangements

The amendment consists of loose-leaf pages that replace select pages from the main edition binder 
ISBN
9780115540646
Author
Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)
Published by
TSO (The Stationery Office)
Publication Date
24 November 2021
Edition
Amendment 6
Format
Loose Leaf
Extent
206 pages
Dimensions
A4 (210 x 297 mm)
Approx Weight
0.5 kg
HS Code
490199