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Standard Safety

Standard Safety provides details of developments which affect the shipping industry and information about the LP department’s activities and how members may benefit from them.  It is the main means for the LP team to get its message to the members and the wider industry as a whole. 

In this section you can view and download Standard Safety publications. To search previous years, please use the quick links on the right.


In this edition, we cover:
ECDIS use on board ship
Navigation risk assessments
Safety awareness whilst performing routine tasks
MARPOL Annex VI – emission control measures approved and adopted during the recent MEPC meetings
The Standard Club’s PEME scheme – an update
Hernias – what they are and how to detect and prevent them

In this edition we cover:
Improving hazard awareness
Near-miss reporting and why it matters
Breaking the error chain, part 3
NPK fertiliser and self-sustaining decomposition
MARPOL Annex IV – Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Sewage from Ships
Disposal of solid bulk cargo residues and cargo hold wash water under MARPOL Annex V
Seafarers: choose a long and successful career, not the risk of diabetes

This article aims to assist members in keeping up to date with new regulations and amendments to maritime legislation entering into force in 2015.

With ECDIS units being installed on increasing numbers of ships worldwide, The Standard Club is concerned about the proper implementation of this new technology.


Standard Safety Bulletin, October 2014


Standard Safety October 2014In this edition we cover:
MARPOL Annex 1 - Get it right every time
Breaking the error chain, part 1
Cargo we damage
Release and retrieval systems


The club has seen an increase in recent months in the number of pollution related incidents during routine bunkering operations. Bunkering, like a number of shipboard activities, carries risk. However, managing the risk and putting the relevant control measures in place will ensure that any operation is carried out in the safest possible manner.

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This special edition of Standard Safety focuses on navigation.

Claims relating to poor navigation are the largest single cause of claims in terms of cost, and the club’s experience in recent years provides ample evidence of this.


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Special edition March 2012

This special edition of Standard Safety highlights the dangers of high voltage electrical systems on ships.

OCIMF BMP4 ImageBest Management Practice 4.

Experience and data collected by Naval/Military forces, shows that the application of the recommendations contained within this booklet can and will make a significant difference in preventing a ship becoming a victim of piracy.

HumanA guide to human behaviour in the shipping industry.

Explains the fundamental aspects of human behaviour and offers insight, explanation and advice to help manage the human element more effectively, more safely and more profitably.