Guiding principles have been set forth to help shipyards know what is expected in certain domain such as last minute risk analysis, good housekeeping, safety signs, lone working, etc.

Guiding principles

Workplace ergonomics

This document contains basic problems you may face during the organization of the computer workplace, pains that may occur and ways you can reduce them.

10 tips work from home

This document contains 10 ergonomic tips for working from home.

Heat Stress Guiding Principles

Heat Stress

This document outlines the recognition, treatment, and prevention of heat-related illnesses by providing guidance for medical supervision, hygienic practices and training programs.

Manual handling

Manual Handling

This guiding principle is intended to ensure that any Damen employee has sufficient knowledge of safe practices for load movement, as well as adequate training and access to appropriate equipment.

Implementation Manual Emergency Preparedness and Response

This document is intended to guide the implementation of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan, in alignment with the Damen standard.

Non-destructive testing

This guiding principle provides a guidance on the measures necessary to ensure the safe completion of non-destructive testing (NDT) procedures.

Guiding principle incident reporting

Incident Reporting Proposal: Tips and Tricks

A proposal of tips and tricks to increase incident reporting on-site

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Scaffolding access for working at height

This guiding principle provides all the general specification for scaffolds and applies to all maintenance, engineering and construction activities.

Guiding principle Roles and Qualification for Safe Lifting introduction

Lifting equipment design, test, certification and maintenance

This document outlines the criteria for the design, testing, certification and maintenance of lifting equipment.

Guiding principle on working at height introduction

Other Access for working at height

This guiding principle outlines the proper procedures to mitigate risks when working at heights.

Guiding principle Roles and Qualification for Safe Lifting introduction

Roles & Qualification for Safe Lifting

This document outlines roles and responsibilities during lifting activities and the qualifications needed to carry out each role.

Guiding principle machinery safety introduction


This guiding principle highlights the precautions needed for the safe use of machinery, including the different kind of guards, their purposes and limitations.

Guiding principle personal protective equipment introduction

Personal Protective Equipment

This guiding principle highlights the importance of identifying the correct PPE for the job, the types of PPE available and when and how they should be used.

Guiding principle hot work introduction

Hot Work

This guiding principle outlines the regulations for hot work procedures and how to mitigate the hazards present during hot work.

Guiding principle Grit and water blasting introduction

Grit & Water blasting

This guiding principle highlights the hazards involved in blasting activities and how to prevent long-term/short term injury through a balance of engineering and administrative control measures.

Guding principle LOTO introduction


This guiding principle outlines the importance of LOTO procedures to the safe completion of maintenance, servicing and commissioning activities.

Guding principle Electricity at work introduction

Electricity at work

This guiding principle highlights the dangers of working with electricity and ways in which they can be effectively mitigated.

Guiding principle working over, on or near water introduction

Working Over, On or Near Water

This guiding principle highlights the precautions that need to be taken when working on, near or above water, in order to prevent injury or drowning.

Guiding principle gas testing introduction

Gas testing

This guiding principle highlights the importance of gas testing and continuous monitoring when work is to be carried out in confined spaces.

Organising safety briefing, introduction, guiding principle

Organising and delivering a Safety Briefing

Everyone who works on our yards need to know how to work safely, without risks to health, and how they can raise any health and safety concerns with you.

Good housekeeping, introduction, guiding principle

Good Housekeeping Practices

Slips and trips are the most common cause of injury at work. On average, they cause 40 per cent of all reported major injuries and can also lead to other types of serious accidents, for example falls from height. Slips and trips are also the most reported injury to members.

Safety signs, introduction, guiding principle

Safety Signs

Employers should ensure that safety signs are provided (or are in place) and maintained in circumstances where there is a significant risk to health and safety that has not been removed or controlled by other methods. This is only appropriate where use of a sign can further reduce the risk….

Maintenance of fire extinguishers, introduction, guiding principle

Maintenance of Fire extinguishers

This guiding principle specifies requirements for the inspection and maintenance of extinguishers, fire hose systems and fire hose reels, as a result of which, the operation of the products remains intact, in accordance with the objective for which they are intended.

Requirements for fire extinguishers, introduction, guiding principle

Requirements for Fire Extinguishers

The fire safety of buildings comprises many measures that should always be considered as inter-related. A major component of these measures are extinguishers. In the early stages of a fire, fire extinguishers are highly valuable. Immediate availability and fast mobility contribute to a fast extinguishing attempt (ISO 7165:2009).

Maintaining portable electrical equipment, introduction, guiding principle

Maintaining portable electrical equipment

This guiding principle is intended for those who have control over or use portable electrical equipment. Portable electrical equipment could cause an electric shock or burn, or fire due to damage, wear or misuse.

Safe storage handling and use of gas cylinders, introduction, guiding principle

Safe Storage, Handling and Use of Gas Cylinders

Accidents involving gas cylinders can cause serious injury or even death. This guiding principle provides simple practical advice on eliminating or reducing the risks associated with using gas cylinders.