Posted on: 25 February 2016
Lloyd’s Register (LR) and the UK P&I Club have released a Life-Saving Appliances pocket checklist app to help ensure that ship personnel are trained in how to inspect, maintain and operate life-saving equipment, and that equipment is ready for use at all times. The app also includes a list of common deficiencies to help ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and help reduce the risk of port state control detentions.
The full series of six pocket checklist apps, consisting of: ILO MLC, ISM & ISPS, Marine Fire Safety, Marine Pollution Prevention Port State Inspections, and now Life-Saving Appliances, are all available on iPhone, iPad and Android devices. The five existing apps have been well received by the marine industry worldwide and the ILO MLC and ISM & ISPS pocket checklists apps also featured in Marine Insight’s list of top 10 mobile apps for seafarers.
The apps include functionality that enable ships’ crews and their managers to easily view necessary legislative and regulatory requirements, save multiple checklists, check off completed activities, add essential notes/images and send completed checklists via email.
Robert Brindle, LR’s Principal Specialist on Port State Control, commented: “Today’s seafarers have demonstrated the need for portable, interactive and paperless solutions to on board safety related issues. The success of this series of apps helps to reinforce LR as one of the highest performing Recognised Organisations in the Paris and Tokyo MOU regions. LR’s aspiration is to continue to provide software solutions such as the apps, helping to ensure compliance with the latest regulations.”
Stuart Edmonston, Loss Prevention Director at UK P&I Club, said: “We are very proud to have produced and now completed the series of these life-saving apps. A collaborative effort needs to be made by all crew to prevent accidents on board ships, and these apps are a great support tool in educating crew on how to avoid the threat of injuries and to know what current regulation practices are in place. We are hoping this will drive the industry to make crew members more conscious of the risks on board ships. By providing members with easy access to such guidance offered by the Club, it should help reduce incidents and claims.”