202432 New eyes see potential slip zone

27 May 2024 MARS

On a tanker during a Safety Observation Round it was found that there was no anti-slip paint applied to give safe access to the emergency shower station. Wet decks are notoriously slippery. Also, if an emergency shower station is needed, it is probably an emergency and victims will probably not be paying attention to the condition of the deck.


Lessons learned

  • Here, once again, is a good example of examining your ship with new eyes. We often become blind to hazards in plain sight because they have been in plain sight for so long.
  • Good practice dictates all deck pathways are covered in non-slip coatings.