Safety Safety Guidance

Working on or near Water- Guidance for graduates

- uploaded by

This document was published in July 2012

  • Work near water must be planned and a safe system of work established
  • Where there is potential for drowning a rescue plan must be established.
  • Active sewage treatment works some tanks may contain aerated liquids. These foams are very light and have limited buoyancy and hence are very hazardous.
  • Rescue equipment appropriate to the situation must be available on site and be regularly inspected.
  • Where the work is carried out offshore, personal survival training must be provided.
  • Boats and vessels need suitable checks.
  • Travel in high speed boats such as RIBS may involve special risks.