Fire hazard on board – the dangers of tumble dryer filters
During a number of recent ship visits, our Risk Assessors have found many cases where the filter elements and filter chambers of the vessel's tumble dryers (both domestic and industrial units) have not been cleared of lint build up.
If the filters are blocked, the airflow is also blocked and the heat will build up in the machine which can eventually lead to a fire starting in the machine.The UK Club Risk Assessors recommend:
- All tumble dryer filters are cleaned either before every use or after every use of the machine to prevent the possibility of a serious fire on the vessel.
- Filter meshes should be washed periodically to ensure that they are clean.
- A notice by the machine to ensure all crew follow the cleaning procedures.
For more information please firstname.lastname@example.org
Fire hazard on board - the dangers of tumble dryer filters (1 MB)
You may also be interested in:
Crew Changes - A Comprehensive Guide
We have been working with over 200 members of our correspondents network to produce a comprehensive document that outlines challenges and changes for crew changes in ports.
The UK P&I Club recently held a Webinar on the subject of Mooring operations and safety; the Webinar received overwhelming response with about 2350 registrations from 78 countries.
In collaboration with I.M.E.Q., Sophia Bullard, Crew Health Director at UK P&I Club, discusses the issue of grief and its impact on crew, exploring the stages, signs and symptoms of grief, as well as coping mechanisms.
Please find below information received from UK Club correspondent in Turkey, Vitsan; the circular outlines the recent announcement that wash water discharge of open-loop scrubbers is prohibited in Turkish waters.