Annual Safety Seminar 2017

BTA Annual Safety Seminar, 9 November 2017 

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Annual Safety Seminar 2017

This year’s Safety Seminar will take place on Thursday 9 November at the Northern Lighthouse Board (NLB), 84 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3DA.  Registration and coffee will begin at 0845 and the day will round up at 1600.

Programme Outline:

0845 Registration and Coffee
0915 Opening remarks Phil Dulson BTA Chairman
0920 Introduction Nick Dorman Targe Towing
0930 Accident investigation Andy Moll MAIB
1015 The pilot’s view Hywel Pugh UK MPA
1055 Coffee
1110 Tug stability and safety Gijsbert de Jong Bureau Veritas
1155 Safety statistics Scott Baker Svitzer
1210 Emergency cutters Rory McGarry Webtool-Allspeeds
1230 Lunch
1305 A legal perspective Simon Tatham Tug Advise
1345 Human Element “Deadly Dozen” Julie Carlton MCA
1415 Coffee
1440 Safety Culture Adrian Mundin UK Chamber
1510 Break-out sessions/group discussions on real operational dangers
1600 Close

The BTA are happy to welcome Allspeeds as the sponsors for the day.

“For over 30 years, Allspeeds Ltd have designed and manufactured the Webtool range of cutting, umbilical gripping and emergency disconnection tools.

This range covers both subsea and topside applications, and is known throughout the maritime and offshore industries for its high quality and reliability, operating under the toughest of conditions and the most environmentally demanding circumstances.

 Emergency disconnection systems provide contingency in the event the vessel gets into difficulties, and can be integrated into existing winches or supplied as a standalone portable unit that can be easily shared between vessels or multiple pieces of deck equipment.”

To view the full details of the confirmed programme and speakers, and be able to register, please follow the link and use Eventbrite system at the foot of the page:

All involved in harbour towage are strongly encouraged to attend. The seminar is free of charge for BTA and Chamber members along with invited guests, however there is a charge for non-members of £60 +VAT.

Please make sure to register as soon as possible and not later than Thursday 2 November.

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