1. Working Area
    1. The ship’s working environment must be safe to enter and without any obstruction
    2. All levels of the area must be adequately lit
    3. The area should be well ventilated
    4. The area should be clear off all unwanted items, trash, combustible material, oil spills, etc.
    5. All spills or standing water cleaned up immediately
    6. All unnecessary dangerous goods and substances are not left in the area or stored dangerously
    7. All loose tools, equipment, gear, stores, and similar items are kept at dedicated places and secured properly
    8. All personal gear stowed and/or secured properly
  2. Environment
    1. All personnel will do everything possible to not allow anything overboard while underway.
  3. Working Condition
    1. The machinery system are properly guarded where necessary
    2. All necessary operating instructions are clearly displayed
    3. All required safety signs are clearly displayed
    4. Work-to-permit is taken where ever required
    5. All crew members must wear personal protective clothing and equipment
      1. Shoes, gloves, hearing, eye, harness, life jackets/vests
    6. All protective clothing and equipment are in good condition and used properly
    7. Ensure that proper steps and reporting are being taken to rectify defective equipment/machinery system or unsafe conditions
    8. Adequate supervision is provided for new or inexperienced crew.
  4. Access Area
    1. Ensure that all means of access such as ladders and stairs are in safe condition, well lit, labeled, and unobstructed
    2. Warning notices are put in case access is in dangerous condition or removed for maintenance
    3. Access for both transit and working purposes are marked, well lit, unobstructed, and safe
    4. All gears/equipment stowed in the access area are properly secured
    5. The guard-rails are in good condition, secure, and in place
    6. All fixtures and fittings that cause potential hazards are suitable, painted, and marked
    7. All openings through which a person can fall, are fenced suitably
    8. All portable ladders are properly secured and at safe angle.