The UK P&I club has published a risk identification guide entitled ‘Risk awareness passenger claims: Passenger ships and ferries – injury and illness – an aid to risk identification and loss reduction’. This essential booklet is a guide to the controls and key points that the UK Club’s Risk Assessors look for when inspecting a vessel.
It will allow you to carry out a similar check on the Threats and Controls and to make sure the vessel has a good risk profile.
Each Threat is followed by a ‘score’ section where the individual Controls can be graded according to how effective they are:
Very good control
Very poor control (maybe non-existent)
Specifically, the Club identifies risks, that has included in four general categories:
– Personal injury general: includes mooring, enclosed space entry, hot and cold surfaces, fire onboard and so on
– Personal injury specific: Restaurants hygiene/safety, laundry activities, launches, pool area safety and so on
– Medical issues general: Disabled passengers, illness onboard, age, alcohol and so on
– Security issues: Security of port, vessel security plan, assault, sexual assault and so on
At the end, there is a section on Consequences, which is also divided into Controls that should be in place to mitigate the cost of any claim, i.e. after the event controls. These too can be graded.
Download this invaluable 92 page pdf guide from the UK P&I Club: UK-Club-Risk-Awareness-Passenger-claims-2020_04
Read another guide: ‘Book it right and pack it tight’ guide produced by UK P&I Club and TT Club