Which UK regulations deal with work at height on UK ships, and where can the MCA’s guidance be found?

The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) (Work at Height) Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/332).Β 

The Regulations implement an EC Directive. MCA guidance on their requirements is in MGN 410. Chapter 15, para. 15. 2, of the Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen deals with Working aloft and outboard by requiring that the employers’ risk assessments establish whether the possibility of exposure to chemical agents exists and, if so, what category such agents fall into, who is at risk from them, and what the potential exposure to such agents is likely to be.


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