ARE OUR WORKING HOURS SAFE?
The results of a questionnaire sent to masters of British-registered supply vessels in the UK ports of Great Yarmouth and Aberdeen are discussed. The two ports were chosen as being key areas for the North Sea oil industry and employing vessels of several companies and charterers. The questions concerned the average numbers of hours worked daily, maximum hours worked per day, maximum work stretches with no rest period and maximum stretches without a rest period of six hours. Frequencies of occurrence were also to be indicated. Based on the information gathered, the author is alarmed at the number of masters doing excessive service and working long hours without rest. He feels that the tiredness that results from such practices inevitably leads to some mistakes, and compromises safety.
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- Journal article
- Wigmore, L M
- Publication Date: 1989-11
- Pagination: 1-1/3p.
- ISSN: 0144-1019
- TRT Terms: Fatigue (Physiological condition); Working conditions
- Old TRIS Terms: Offshore service vessels; Shipmasters
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00659043
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM