The AIMS is concerned that surveyors have received little or no information on how to protect themselves from the Coronavirus when boarding vessels from China.
Of particular concern are those vessels that have been berthed in China for a period of time, vessels that have recently visited China or vessels with Chinese crew who may be affected.
While many employers have been pro-active in WHS practices we encourage all marine surveyors to take personal responsibility for their health and well being.
How to protect yourself
Follow information published on the Department of Health’s website as it will be the most up to date.https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov
There are currently no vaccines available to protect you against human coronavirus infection. You may be able to reduce your risk of infection by doing the following
If any marine surveyor or Authorised Officer suspects any crew on board a vessel may have contracted the virus, report the matter immediately to the relevant state health authority and refer yourself to a Doctor.
The link to State and Territory Health Departments is listed below
Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm AEST
Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm AEST
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm AEST
Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm AEST
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