R160 - Occupational Safety and Health (Dock Work) Recommendation, 1979 (No. 160)

Emisor:Organización Internacional del Trabajo
Preamble

The General Conference of the International Labour Organisation,

Having been convened at Geneva by the Governing Body of the International Labour Office, and having met in its Sixty-fifth Session on 6 June 1979, and

Having decided upon the adoption of certain proposals with regard to the revision of the Protection against Accidents (Dockers) Convention (Revised), 1932 (No. 32), which is the fourth item on the agenda of the session, and

Having determined that these proposals shall take the form of a Recommendation supplementing the Occupational Safety and Health (Dock Work) Convention, 1979,

adopts this twenty-fifth day of June of the year one thousand nine hundred and seventy-nine, the following Recommendation, which may be cited as the Occupational Safety and Health (Dock Work) Recommendation, 1979:

I. Scope and Definitions
  1. 1. For the purpose of this Recommendation, the term dock work covers all and any part of the work of loading or unloading any ship as well as any work incidental thereto; the definition of such work should be established by national law or practice. The organisations of employers and workers concerned should be consulted on or otherwise participate in the establishment and revision of this definition.
  2. 2. For the purpose of this Recommendation--
    • (a) the term worker means any person engaged in dock work;
    • (b) the term competent person means a person possessing the knowledge and experience required for the performance of a specific duty or duties and acceptable as such to the competent authority;
    • (c) the term responsible person means a person appointed by the employer, the master of the ship or the owner of the gear, as the case may be, to be responsible for the performance of a specific duty or duties and who has sufficient knowledge and experience and the requisite authority for the proper performance of the duty or duties;
    • (d) the term authorised person means a person authorised by the employer, the master of the ship or a responsible person to undertake a specific task or tasks and possessing the necessary technical knowledge and experience;
    • (e) the term lifting appliance covers all stationary or mobile cargo-handling appliances, including shore-based power-operated ramps, used on shore or on board ship for suspending, raising or lowering loads or moving them from one position to another while suspended or supported;
    • (f) the term loose gear covers any gear by means of which a load can be attached to a lifting appliance but which does not form an integral part of the appliance or load;
    • (g) the term access includes egress;
    • (h)...

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