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DGFASLI, Mumbai, Ministry of Labour, Government of India.

  • 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.