Invitation to Fast Response Craft Operators
Published on 21/6/2012
British Marine Federation (BMF) member, FRC International is hosting a unique two day event that is relevant to all operators of fast craft and their equipment suppliers. The Whole Body Vibration Technical Seminar and Health Surveillance Awareness Seminar bring together the latest information delivered by expert speakers.
DATE: 10 -11 July 2012
VENUE: Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), Lifeboat College, Poole UK
COST: One day, including lunch and refreshments= £195 or both days=£350
Who should attend?
Any managers or officers responsible for fast boat operations or Health & Safety in maritime organisations. Plus professional sector naval architects, designers and boat builders.
Whole Body Vibration Technical Seminar - Tuesday 10th July
The EC Vibration Directive 2010 is driving change in Europe but the global fast boat industry is contributing to a changing approach to Whole Body Vibration (WBV) and Repetitive Shock (RS) worldwide. The WBV Technical Seminar programme includes:-
* How organisations are mitigating WBV and RS
* What needs to be included in WBV action plans
* New technology, measurement and analysis methods
* Exposure Limit Value exemption guidance and procedures
Health Surveillance Awareness Seminar - Wednesday 11th July
Professional organisations attending WBV Awareness Courses have expressed a high level of interest in adopting varying levels of Health Surveillance including high tech solutions. The Health Surveillance Awareness Seminar programme includes:-
* Occupational health for the fast boat sector
* Monitoring, measurement, data collection and analysis
* Using results to improve duty-of-care and reduce risk
* Occupation fitness – prehabilitation vs rehabilitation
• Julie Carlton; MCA Seafarer Safety & Health Manager - Outlining regulations, the MCA Code of Practice for reducing risks from WBV, and the exemption process including health surveillance.
• Dr Tom Gunston; UK representative on the ISO committee for the evaluation of human exposure to whole-body vibration containing multiple shocks - Developments in assessment methodologies for repeated shock and whole body vibration exposure, including mitigation systems, in marine craft
• Christine Hopley; Chartered Physiotherapist, BWT Physiotherapy - Experience of rehabilitation programmes for injuries in military fast boat crew members
• Dr Steve Myers; University of Chichester - The physical demands on boat operators and examples of training programmes to reduce the risk of injury
Seminar venue & accommodation - The RNLI Lifeboat College
This superb waterfront facility is located within 5 minutes walk of the historic port of Poole. Accommodation at the Lifeboat College is very good but limited so will be on a first come, first served basis. Alternatively there are a number of local hotels.
To make a booking online go to www.frc-wbv.com/register-courses/ or for further information please contact Julie Arthur on 01202 443798 or email firstname.lastname@example.org