This e-fact provides information on the hazards associated with the maintenance of fishing vessels, and summarises the essential principles of ensuring safe and effective maintenance operations on board fishing vessels. It also contains some recommendations for preventive measures to control risks during these operations.
Chemicals including solvents, paints, glues, polyester, epoxy resins, wood preservatives, welding fumes. Repairs and maintenance operations exposed to refrigerants like ammonia and Freon. Repairs and maintenance operations exposed to refrigerants like ammonia and freon.Carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide are byproducts of combustion. Methane and hydrogen sulphide gases are produced by rotting fish.