And all this time i thought the Breakfast of Champions was a cigarette and a piss.
Hot work and yard periods always a hot topic.
What is Hot work?
What are fire hazards?
Just start there and amuse yourself for 90 seconds …[/QUOTE]
For example grinding steel in a compartment with lead-acid batteries under charge is hot work. The reason I know this is because it clearly states it in the SMS manual.
I use to see it a lot when working the tankers. The big one was the OPA90 rest rules. We once heard a captain in our fleet wanted every crew member sign a letter saying that they will not work in violation of OPA90. While the union guys were waiting for the rep the Chief brought up the idea to the Captain saying if they are close to violation is he willing to anchor the tanker when needed becasue of work hours? That was the end of that. But we usually were always good about work hours. However there was always the occasion of being up late working on the IGG and then having to maneuver out the next morning. If the duty guy cant get the IGG running then you better believe the chief and first are getting the call. Then of course the company mandated that the chief has to maneuver all the time and if he cant then the first can cover while he sleeping. You would see a deer in headlights if you mentioned everyone is OPA’d out and we have to sit here for 6 more hours.
[QUOTE=Kennebec Captain;99316]For example grinding steel in a compartment with lead-acid batteries under charge is hot work. The reason I know this is because it clearly states it in the SMS manual.[/QUOTE]
The grinding is the hot work for sure. The location governs what has to be done to deal with it.