Another aspect to be considered is that this workplace moves. Therefore, to avoid slips, trips, and falls, the wheelhouse, bridge wings, and upper bridge decks should have nonslip surfaces. Furthermore, there should be no sharp edges or protuberances that could cause injury to personnel, and sufficient hand – or grab-rails should be
FIGURE 9.3 Examples of homemade dimmers. (Photographs from MTO-Sea Project. With permission.)
fitted to enable personnel to move or stand safely in bad weather when the vessel not only moves but is liable to list, pitch, and roll. Protection of stairway openings should be given special consideration. Attention should be paid to bridge wing doors, when present, to ensure they can be opened safely and easily.