CONTAINER TOP SAFETY--AN OVERVIEW

The investigation undertaken by ICHCA has revealed that a number of operators have examined this problem quite seriously and experimented with various solutions to try and reduce or eliminate the slipping hazard. These solutions are examined and an attempt is made to determine the success of each method, as follows: (1) Non-Skid Coatings; (2) Non-Slip Footwear; (3) Safety Lines, Harnesses and Guard Rails; (4) Safety Nets; (5) Lashing Cages and (6) Lashing Gantries. Two possibilities are presented, firstly that the securing system is re-designed to cater for this new constraint or secondly that the securing system as it is known today is eliminated. Presently, it is believed that the former concept is being examined by some of the larger companies involved in manufacturing container securing equipment, and the latter idea has been employed by Australian National Line, Sea-land and Farrell Lines with their deck cell guide and buttress concepts. ICHCA is presently examining the subject of container securing systems and techniques, and the international report which will be published in the second half of 1980 will closely examine the safety requirements for personnel engaged in lashing and unlashing containers aboard ship.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Available free to members and at a charge of 5 pounds to non-members.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn

    Abford House, 15 Wilton Road
    London SW1V 1LX,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Swatton, R
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00312334
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM