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Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen 2006 (COSWP)

Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen 2006 (COSWP)

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Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen
Official Electronic Consolidated Version: April 2006 Including Amendment 6

www.tso.co.uk

© Crown Copyright 2006. Published for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency under licence from the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office. Applications for reproduction should be made in writing to The Copyright Unit, Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, St Clements House, 2–16 Colegate, Norwich
An executive agency of the Department for Transport, (DfT)

Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen
Official Electronic Consolidated Version: April 2006 Including Amendment 6

www.tso.co.uk

© Crown Copyright 2006. Published for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency under licence from the Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office. Applications for reproduction should be made in writing to The Copyright Unit, Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, St Clements House, 2–16 Colegate, Norwich

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Safety Signs as required by the MS & FV
(Safety Signs & Signals) Regulations 2001
& Merchant Shipping Notice MSN 1763

Prohibition –

Do not do

PART 1 – Prohibitory signs

Symbol

Meaning

MSCP01/Ch28/Rev1.03/Page 10

Additional Useful Prohibition Signs

Do not operate

Do not use
mobile telephones
or
Turn off
mobile telephones

Annex 28.1 contd.

Unauthorised persons
not to use this
machine

Do not oil or clean
machine whilst in
motion

Unauthorised persons
may not change
grinding wheels

Examples:

Flammable material Explosive material

Toxic material

or high temperature (a)

Corrosive material Radioactive material Overhead load

Industrial vehicles Danger: electricity

General danger

Laser beam

Oxidant material Non-ionising radiation

MSCP01/Ch28/Rev1.01/Page 11

Annex 28.1 contd.

(a) In the absence of a specific sign for high temperature.

Warning –

Danger

PART 2 – Warning signs

Symbol

Meaning

(a) Pictogram laid down in Council Directive 90/679/EEC of 26th November 1990 on the protection of workers from the risks
relate to exposure to biological agents at work (Seventh individual Directive within the meaning of article 16(1) of Directive
89/391/EEC) OJ. No 1,374, 31.12.1990, p1.

(b) The background to this sign may exceptionally be amber if justified in order to differentiate it from a similar road safety sign.

Strong magnetic field

Obstacles

Drop

Biological risk (a)

Low temperature

Harmful or irritant
material (b)

MSCP01/Ch28/Rev1.02/Page 12

Annex 28.1 contd.

Additional Useful Warning Signs

Slip or slippery
surface

Bump or low
deckhead

CAUTION

Moving vehicles

MSCP01/Ch28/Rev1.03/Page 13

Annex 28.1 contd.

You are entering a
CO2 protected area

Examples:

eye protection

Safety helmet

Ear protection

must be worn

must be worn

must be worn

Respiratory equipment

Safety boots

Safety gloves

must be worn

must be worn

must be worn

Safety overalls

Face protection

Safety harness

must be worn

must be worn

must be worn

Pedestrians must

General mandatory sign

use this route

(to be accompanied where
necessary by another sign)

MSCP01/Ch28/Rev1.02/Page 15

Annex 28.1 contd.

Mandatory –

Must do

PART 3 – Mandatory signs

Symbol

Meaning

MSCP01/Ch28/Rev1.03/Page 16

Additional Useful Mandatory Signs

Keep
clear

High visibility clothing
must be worn

Keep
closed
at sea

Automatic
watertight
door keep
clear

Keep clear
when door
is closing

Annex 28.1 contd.

MSCP01/Ch28/Rev1.02/Page 17

Annex 28.1 contd.

Emergency Escape,
First Aid and Safe
Condition –

The safe way

PART 4 – Emergency escape, first-aid signs and safe condition

Symbol

Meaning

Examples:

Emergency exit/escape route signs

Supplementary information signs

This way

MSCP01/Ch28/Rev1.03/Page 18

Annex 28.1 contd.

Additional Useful Safe Condition Sign

First aid signs

First-aid post

Stretcher

Safety shower

Eyewash

Safe condition sign

Emergency telephone

Emergency stop for machinery

for first-aid or escape

Examples:

Fire Hose

Ladder

Fire

Emergency fire

extinguisher

telephone

This way
(supplementary information sign)

Fire alarm

Fire extinguisher

MSCP01/Ch28/Rev1.01/Page 19

Annex 28.1 contd.

Fire Equipment–

Location or use of
fire equipment

PART 5 – Fire fighting signs

Symbol

Meaning

Additional Useful Fire Equipment Signs

Fire flap

MSCP01/Ch28/Rev1.01/Page 20

Water

Fire
Extinguisher

Water

Safe for
use on
wood,
paper &
fabric fires

DO NOT USE ON

Electrical, burning liquid
or flammable metal fires.

Annex 28.1 contd.

MSCP01/Ch28/Rev1.01/Page 21

Annex 28.1 contd.

CO2

CO2 fixed installation

FM 200

FM 200 fixed installation

NOVEC 1230

NOVEC 1230 fixed
installation

P

Dry powder fixed
installation

In case of fire

DO NOT
use elevators
Use the
stairs

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