Stage / Gangway / Brow

<b>Stage / Gangway / Brow</b> People can get on and off board via the stage, gangway or brow. Adequate lighting must be provided to illuminate the means of entry and exit, the position on deck where people can get on or off, and to check the arrangement. A lifebuoy equipped with a self-igniting light and a floating lifeline should be ready for immediate use near the embarkation and disembarkation facility during operation. The direct access between the stage and the ship deck should be realized by the arrangements of a platform, which are safely and adequately protected by handrails or handles. the ladder must be firmly attached to the ship to prevent it from tipping over. Each gangway should be clearly marked at each end, on which, among other things, the maximum and minimum permissible angle of inclination during operation, the construction load and the maximum load are indicated. The maximum load is below the design or construction load; it should also be indicated on the identification label. Gangways should not be used at an angle of > 30 ° to the horizontal, so-called accommodation ladders should not be used at an angle of > 55 ° to the horizontal, unless they are designed for use at angles greater than these and accordingly than such marked. A safety net is to be attached under or to the right and left of the Stelling, in which a person can possibly fall from the embarkation and disembarkation devices or between the ship and the quay. Facilities such as land walks and fall stairs are to be inspected and serviced monthly with appropriate application of SOLA regulation III / 20.7.2. Further checks should be carried out whenever they are used. With regard to maintenance, see MSC.1 / Circ. 1331 (IMO Maritime Safety Committee). The wire ropes used must always be changed in accordance with the specifications for runners of suspension devices if this is necessary due to signs of wear or damage. However, after five years at the latest.