WSH Bulletin, 7 February 2020: The importance of using lifejackets when working on or near bodies of water // Industry Workshops
7 February 2020, Ref: 1920096
The importance of using lifejackets when working on or near bodies of water
Working on boats or near bodies of water can be very dangerous. Employers and workers who frequently work near bodies of water must take the necessary precautions to prevent accidents from occurring. This includes ensuring that all workers put on a lifejacket to reduce the risk of drowning in the event of falling into the water.
Lifejackets on board a licensed vessel/craft under the Singapore Registry of Ships should conform to the amended International Life-Saving Appliance Code.
The Code, which is in line with the requirements of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, includes but not limited to the following recommendations for lifejackets:
• Are of a highly visible colour on all parts to assist detection in the water;
|Figure 1: Self-inflating Figure 2: Foam lifejacket. Figure 3: Self-inflating lifejacket before (left) and|
lifejacket. after inflating (right).
For more details, please refer to the amended International Life-Saving Appliance
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