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Shipping companies, managers and ship's masters should ensure that shipboard safety management systems include procedures for working on electrical equipment that are adequate and not ambiguous. It is essential that these procedures are backed up by sufficient onboard training and auditing to ensure personnel involved in performing or supervising electrical work understand and fully implement these procedures.


Regulatory authorities, shipping companies and ship managers should consider the feasibility of widening the requirement for medical examinations and certificates to include more stringent testing for, and monitoring of, chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.

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