Safe Lifting DVD Out by IMCA

Press Release
Thursday, September 06, 2012

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has produced a teaching DVD entitled 'Safe Lifting'.

Almost no work can be carried out in any marine environment without a lifting process being involved. It is an essential component of all offshore operations. And, just as in good seamanship, the skills and knowledge required for lifting operations have to be gained through experience and training as well as from the study of written guidance.

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has produced a DVD entitled 'Safe Lifting' (IMCA SEL 030) to illustrate essential components of successful and safe lifting operations, and provide yet another step on the all-important road to 'zero incidents'. The DVD is based on IMCA's related lifting good practice, particularly the guidance document, IMCA SEL 019/M 187 'Guidelines for Lifting Operations'.

"Even when detailed planning is undertaken in a lift, there are still accidents, and some can be fatal, so it is vital that four elements are followed as part of every lifting procedure – training; assessed and assured competence; procedure and planning; and above all, constant vigilance," says IMCA's Technical Director, Jane Bugler.

"Our new 15-minute DVD covers these points well, highlights key IMCA guidance documents and our log books and reminds viewers of many important maxims such as 'routine is the friendly killer' when an operator thinks ‘done this a hundred times’ and 'I can do this with my eyes closed' – routine can close that operator's eyes, or someone else's …. for good. Yes, shock tactics, but we want everyone to understand the issues and the effects.

To order this multi-language DVD E-mail publications@imca-int.com.
 

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