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Gard Guidance Masters CARGO HOLDS

The access openings in the cargo holds to the tween decks and open cargo hatches can be hazards which stevedores and crew members can fall down. To prevent such accidents occurring

  • sufficient guard rails and/or fences should be in place
  • rails, ladders and steps should be in good condition
  • adequate lighting in the cargo holds.

    Working near corrugated bulkheads is particularly dangerous and precautions must be taken to prevent crew members falling into the corrugated spaces.