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Monday, February 24, 2020 

Maritime training specialist company Next Gen is to hold a Shock Mitigation Workshop in Southampton, UK, on 31 March and an associated awareness course 1 April 2020.

The company says that Repetitive Shock and Whole Body Vibration (RS & WBV) need to be fully understood by vessel operators. Short and long term effects of impact and vibration on crews and passengers can cause difficulties on many types of vessel operation, e.g. low speed workboats deal with different forces from those impacting on high speed military craft - but, says Workshop Lead John Haynes: "pain is pain".

Marine organisations around the world now recognise there is a need to address the implications of compliance regarding Control of Vibration at Work regulations. July 2020 is 10 years since the EU and UK Vibration Directives came into force. Over the past decade operators have learned hard lessons about which suspension technology works and what vibration data is relevant - or not. A burning question is: ‘Have Vibration Directives Helped Crews and Maritime Operators?’

Information and registration details can be found at the Next Gen website.

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