According to the Maritime Injury Guide,
and falls aboard vessels can lead to several serious injuries. The unfortunate fact is that some
companies and employers tend to cut corners in areas of safety in order to save
money, which leads to injuries that should have never happened.”
That’s just wrong. We
have several ways to prevent marine slips-and-falls.
One of Safeguard’s very first customers is the largest tank
barge operator in the United States. Their safety policy states that all
injuries and accidents can be prevented. A goal of zero injuries is considered
realistic and obtainable.
With this goal in mind, Safeguard was consulted with regard
to slippery ladders on single point mooring systems (SPM). SPMs are large
buoys, permanently anchored to the seabed, with bearings that allow rotation so
that a moored vessel can freely swivel. They can also include hoses for fluid
SPM access ladders are always wet, posing a slip-and-fall
hazard and a significant threat to a zero-injuries policy. Plus, one of the
worst places for slip-and-fall accidents is in the middle of the ocean!
Safeguard® Hi-Traction® Anti-Slip Ladder Rung Covers provide
the quick, durable, long-term solution that our customer has come to rely on.
Safeguard products are trusted in critical environments like these - you can be
sure they will be effective in your applications.