An upcoming workshop for maritime professionals will focus on sharing knowledge and practical experiences to improve safety at sea.

The NEXT GEN Shock Mitigation Solutions Workshop will feature industry experts including KYDEX Technologies, Scot Seats – KPM Marine, Dyena Offshore, Shockwave and SEAir Flying Boats.

John Haynes, managing director of Shock Mitigation and workshop lead, said: “We are running the NEXT GEN Shock Mitigation Solutions Workshop on Tuesday 31 March and a Marine RS & WBV (Repetitive Shock and Whole Body Vibration) Awareness Course back to back on Wednesday 1 April. People are welcome to attend one or both days.”

Mr Haynes will run a session on developing effective training solutions to benefit crews and operators in a changing world. Dr Tom Coe, WBV & Noise Project Manager at the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) will lead a session on Safe & Fast – To Save Lives at Sea Rescuers Need to Reach Casualties in Extreme Conditions, and Capt Don Cockrill – Secretary General, UK Maritime Pilots (UKMPA) will deliver a session on commercial time pressures and the increased speed of workboats in all conditions.

Julie Carlton, seafarer safety & health manager at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), will speak on the aims of marine guidance notices for controlling whole body vibration risks, while Phil Moxley, senior engineer at the Frazer-Nash Consultancy / British Standards WBV Panel will discuss utilising science and data with an update on the British Standards Whole Body Vibration Panel.

By Rebecca Jeffrey

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