Life Jacket Analysis

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SAFETY ON BOARD This is the most important module and requires in-depth approach. We will discuss the basics and demonstrate what crew members can expect as well as tips on how to maintain a safe and healthy working environment. Safety for all crew and passengers is the number one priority for the cruise ship company on all their vessels. All crew members are required to complete a mandatory safety at sea certificate where they are trained in first aid procedures, emergency evacuation procedures, first response fire fighting. Once crew members have qualified in their STCW certificate, regular training and drills occur to ensure that everyone will know what to do in the case of an emergency and will be able to save lives. The basics: Crew…show more content…
They will be expected to know where the fire escapes and stairwells exist at any given time so as to provide the nearer and safest escape routes in case of an emergency. Life jackets: A life jacket must be secured in the proper manner. The straps must wrap around the waist and be secured at the front with the buckle. The ties closer to the neck most also be done up. There is reflective tape on the jacket to increase visibility when shined with a flash light. There is flickering light attached to the light jacket that is set off when it comes in to contact with water. Should a crew member be immersed in water for any reason the light will ensure that they can be located and brought back in to the life raft or boat. Crew members can expect to participate in regular Coast guard inspections or Maritime officer inspections and all safety features onboard a ship must be in good working order. Fire On…show more content…
They are also trained on which fire extinguisher to use in which circumstance. There are different fire extinguishers for different types of fires such as deep fat fires or electrical fires. Crew and guests are encouraged not to bring candles onboard and only smoke in designated areas. indexmm Types of fires and fire extinguishers on board It is very important that you know the difference between different types of fires as there are different types of fire extinguishers onboard used only for certain classes of fires which we shall briefly point out. Fires are grouped into different classes and so require the right extinguisher for that class. Class A: SOLIDS such as paper, wood, plastic etc Class B: FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS such as paraffin, petrol, oil etc Class C: FLAMMABLE GASES such as propane, butane, methane etc Class D: METALS such as aluminium, magnesium, titanium etc Class E: Fires involving ELECTRICAL APPARATUS Class F: Cooking OIL & FAT

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