During a recent visit to one of the yachts under the direct management of Divergent Yachting, our Head of Compliance David Goldie took the opportunity to carry out a number of essential drills and exercises with the yacht crew.
Investigations into enclosed space-related casualties show that most are caused by poor training and lack of knowledge of the correct entry procedures, or a disregard for them. It is therefore vital that all crew are aware of the danger of enclosed spaces and learn the correct entry precautions to take, whether or not it is a requirement of their role on board. Crew members must understand that no enclosed space should be entered without following steps, even in an emergency.
Pictured is David instructing the crew on the use of the specialist equipment provided. Once the instruction was completed each department carried out a full drill by rescuing an unconscious crew member from an enclosed space. Many thanks to Derek Munro, the Director of Divergent Yachting for ‘volunteering’ to play the part of the casualty.