Fishermen's safety guide

Guidance for fishermen on and health and safety best practice, and applying merchant shipping and fishing vessel regulations.


Fisherman's Safety Guide

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This guide outlines safe working practices and emergency procedures for fishermen.

Read it with the guidance for applying the 2 relevant merchant shipping and fishing vessel regulations from 2006:

  • Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER)
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER)

The Fishing Industry Safety Group (FISG) and its sub-groups are made up of representatives from:

MCA’s co-sponsors of this publications are Seafarers UK and Trinity House.

Order a printed copy from MCA distributors EC Group, quoting reference number MCA/034.

Telephone: 0845 603 2431


Published 6 May 2014
Last updated 16 September 2016 + show all updates
  1. Updated Fisherman's Safety Guide 2016
  2. Updated Fisherman's Safety Guide 2015
  3. First published.