Dock cargoes shall be stowed, or effective measures taken, so that
safe access is provided to the winches, hold ladders and to the signaller's stand; and
winches and cranes used during loading or unloading can be safely operated.
Safe access to the deck cargo, hold ladders and winches shall be ensured by securely installed steps or ladders.
When a signaller has to move from the square of the hatch to the ship's side, a space at least 90 centimetres wide shall be kept clear.
If the surface of the deck cargo is uneven, suitable measures shall be provided for the safe movement of dock workers.
When deck cargo is stoved against ship's bulwark or hatch coamings and at such a height that there is a danger to the dock worker from falling overboard or into the open hold, suitable fencing shall be provided to prevent such fall.
When there is a cargo on dock, it shall be ensured that the visibility between the signaller and crane or winch operator is not obstructed by making suitable arrangements.
All places, such as decks, stages, etc. shall be properly cleaned and kept free from objects which can cause slipping, stumbling and falling.
When the coaming is so high that signaller cannot see properly in the hold, a suitable step or platform shall be provided in such a manner that the distance between the top of the platform and the upper edge of the coaming Is not less than one metre.
A clear an unobstructed space at least 90 centimetres wide and where this is not practicable as wide as is reasonably practicable shall be provided around every hatch.
Any part of the ship used in connection with the dock work shall be free from patent defect and maintained in good working order.
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