Hazardous areas on ships refer to locations onboard where the presence of flammable or explosive substances poses a risk to the safety of personnel, property, and the environment.
It is crucial for marine personnel to have a clear understanding of hazardous areas on ships and the potential dangers they pose. In this lesson, we will cover the basics of hazardous areas, including the different zones and their requirements.
- Hazardous areas are locations on a ship where flammable or explosive substances may be present, such as fuel storage areas, engine rooms, and cargo holds.
- These areas are classified based on the likelihood and duration of the presence of hazardous substances, and the potential ignition sources present in those areas.
- It is important to identify and properly classify hazardous areas on ships to ensure appropriate safety measures are in place to prevent accidents and protect personnel and property.