TT Talk 211 – Two types of fatigue

Health and Safety, Maritime Accidents, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security — By on March 1, 2016 at 4:22 PM

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TT Talk 211

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In the most general sense, everyone will be familiar with the concept of fatigue, particularly in relation to the human kind. Just as life can wear each of us down, so machines and structures will become worn down through normal and abnormal usage. The key issue for every type of fatigue, however, is that some elements can and do go undetected. Where this happens, the consequences can literally be fatal. This edition looks at such issues and raises points of good practice. Be alert – your own and others’ safety depends on it.
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Peregrine Storrs-Fox
Risk Management Director, TT Club

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Examining quay cranes criticallyIt is estimated that 150 quayside container cranes develop a fatigue crack annually, with the potential for a catastrophic failure of a critical structural member.This is revealed in the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) in their latest publication, entitled ‘Practical Structural Examination of Container Handling Cranes in Ports and Terminals’.

 

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Events 2016

 

TT Club participates in event across the world. Whether we’re presenting or simply attending, we will be delighted for you to join us!• ICHCA International,   29 Feb – 2 March, Barcelona• 6th Transport Event,  8 – 10 March, Gdańsk, Poland• Global Liner Shipping Event  12 – 13 April, London• TransRussia  19 – 22 April, Moscow, Russia

• TOC Asia,  20 – 21 April, Singapore

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Are you concerned about workforce fatigue?

 

Many organisations in the supply chain industry need to meet growing expectations to provide access to a 24/7/365 service. This commercial reality usually necessitates shift work, leading to workforce operating during what could be considered unnatural hours. This can be accentuated in a ‘global village’ with expectations to operate across time zones.Read more…

 

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