Health and Safety

We will assist you to complete a written Risk Assessment and Policy Statement (Safety Statement) which sets out how safety, health and welfare will be managed onboard your vessel.

Vessels of 15 metres and over:

We have developed an application to enable fishing vessel owners and skippers to complete your own Risk Assessment and create a Safety Statement for your vessel.

This application is available on CD by request from Ray Murray, phone 01 2144 187 or email murray@bim.ie

We will provide instruction on the use of the application and ongoing support.

Fishing vessels of 15 metres and under:

We are developing a risk assessment booklet and guidance document to assist fishing vessels of 15 metres and under, with three or less working onboard to create a safety statement. This service will be available soon.

Why do I need a safety statement?

  • Carrying out a risk assessment helps you to identify any dangers (hazards) in advance and to rate them acording to the level of risk.
  • You can eliminates, or at least minimise the risk of hazzards by putting in place controls, detailed in a written programme - your Safety Statement.
  • A Safety Statement may help meet your vessel's insurance requirements.

FSV application CD

Request a copy of the FVS application on CD to complete your own Risk Assessment from Email: murray@bim.ie