This month the Fathom team has been out on the quay talking about fishing safety. The new ILO 188 encompasses a new set of rules and regulations fishermen have to follow, but what does it mean when it has to be put in to practice on the water? Fathom is here to help fishermen find out.
In this episode, the team speak to NFFO's Safety Adviser and Safety Folder Founder, Robert Greenwood and Clive Palfrey Cornwall's Fishing Safety Adviser about where ILO 188 came from, what the safety folder is how it can help make fishermen safer and what drills and risk assessments fishermen need to be doing by law. They also speak to the Skipper and the Owner of the Cornish fishing vessel Stelissa about their innovative approaches to safety on board and to the shellfisherman, Jeremy Hoskin, who has trialled three lifejackets but still can't find one that doesn't give him back pains.
Finally, you will hear a spine-tingling account of a real-life fishing accident from Luke Selvey, the fisherman on the Emilia Jayne - the vessel on which Reegan Green was washed overboard and survived due to the quick action of his crew and because he was wearing his lifejacket.
Fishing Safety Adviser (Cornwall)
Seafish Training Providers
Ryan Davey (Skipper of Stelissa)