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Under The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) Regulations, what are the duties of every worker with regard to reporting deficiencies or dangers?

To immediately inform the master, safety officer or another competent person appointed under the Regulations (e. g. the company safety manager) of any matter which may reasonably be considered to represent a deficiency in the Company’s protection arrangements for the health and safety of persons on board. 

Also, to immediately inform his employer, safety officer or other competent person: (1) of any work situation which he reasonably considers to represent a serious and immediate danger to health and safety; and (2) of any matter which he reasonably considers to represent a deficiency in the employer’s protection arrangements for health and safety. (Reg. 21)

 

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