Harken Industrial Releases Access Rail Checklist for Superyachts

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Trends to ever larger superyachts demand greater attention to safety for crew working overside.

With the increasing adoption of the Harken Access Rail as a fall restraint system for crew working in the superyacht sector, Harken has released an essential checklist for the system aimed at both installers and vessel management alike.

Andy Ash-View, Managing Director of Harken Industrial, explained, “Safety is our biggest priority, but unfortunately using reliable equipment is only one part of the equation for crew working oversides on large yachts. Improper installation, insufficient training, infrequent or inexpert inspection, and not planning for problems can all make the difference to completing the task uninjured.”

Ash-Vie continued, “Due to a number of recent high-profile accidents in the industry and recognition of importance of a holistic approach to worker safety, we wanted to contribute something more to improving the everyday safety of those using our equipment as well as other workers in these dangerous jobs. Although every superyacht is different, there are several best practices owners and operators can implement, some specific to the Harken Access Rail, and others that are universal for anyone working oversides.”

The one-page Access Rail Checklist, available to download, includes Working at Height training recommendations, incident management suggestions such as rescue plans, and safety tips like avoiding working alone and wearing appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).

Click here to download  your copy of the Harken Access Rail Checklist

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