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In 2020 boat operators can engage with the future

Published on: 20 February 2020

British Marine members are invited to attend NEXT GEN Shock Mitigation Solutions Workshop run by British Marine member, Shock Mitigation, on 31 March 2020 at the Grand Harbour, Southampton.

Attendees at the knowledge and networking day include boatbuilders, equipment manufacturers, service providers, ports, commercial operators, Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Ministry of Defence, Border Force, HM Coastguard and RNLI.

As simple and cost effective technology solutions become available for boats, the NEXT GEN Shock Mitigation Workshop brings decision makers together to highlight the burning issues today and identify viable solutions that will be required by buyers in the near future.

Repetitive Shock and Whole Body Vibration (RS & WBV) has kept scientists busy in recent years. As data loggers become standard, boatbuilders and operators will need to understand the short and long term effects of impact and vibration caused by waves on crews and passengers.

Marine organisations around the world now recognise there is a need to address the implications of compliance regarding Control of Vibration at Work regulations.

NEXT GEN gives the opportunity to meet other organisations with similar challenges. The unique programme brings together a dynamic group of maritime professionals, focussed on sharing knowledge and practical experiences to improve safety at sea.

Speakers include:

John Haynes – Managing Director, Shock Mitigation
Developing Effective Training Solutions to Benefit Crews and Operators in a Changing World.

Dr Tom Coe – WBV & Noise Project Manager, Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)
Safe & Fast - To Save Lives at Sea Rescuers Need to Reach Casualties in Extreme Conditions.

Capt Don Cockrill – Secretary General, UK Maritime Pilots (UKMPA)
Commercial Time Pressures and the Increased Speed of Workboats in All Conditions.

John McCorquodale – Inspector, Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB)
Lessons Learned from Recent Accidents and Incidents on RIBs and Fast Craft.

Julie Carlton – Seafarer Safety & Health Manager, Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)

The Aims of Marine Guidance Notices for Controlling Whole Body Vibration Risks.

Phill Moxley – Senior Engineer, Frazer-Nash Consultancy / British Standards WBV Panel
Utilising Science and Data / Update on British Standards Whole Body Vibration Panel.

Roy Kok – Founder & CEO, Smart-Ship NL

Using Haptics on Vessel Controls to Improve Performance and Safety.

Industry experts sharing knowledge and showing their latest innovations include SKYDEX Technologies - Scot Seats - KPM Marine - Dyena Offshore - Shockwave - SEAir Flying Boats (foiling systems).

Workshop Lead, John Haynes said: “We are running the NEXT GEN Shock Mitigation Solutions Workshop on Tuesday 31 March and a Marine RS & WBV Awareness Course back to back on Wednesday 1 April. People are welcome to attend one or both days and there is a discount for British Marine members.”

The Workshop and Training is relevant to operators of charter boats, superyacht tenders, training vessels, workboats, pilot boats, patrol, search & rescue, survey and wind farm support.

Supporters of the event include UK Maritime Pilots, UK Harbour Masters, University of Southampton and Southampton Solent University.

NEXT GEN 2020 information and register here. 

NEXT GEN 2020 Contact - Claire Donnelly.