Originally Posted by C2 RIBS
One of speakers was from FRC International and I have done a course with them so know what that level is and vibration at work can be controlled.
What was the worst issue for us from your view?
Risk assessments should be completed and probably signed off by a competent person, before each trip out, which in your case would probably be a PITA. Navy now follow the helicopter rules and a commander carries out a risk assessment before each waterborne operation, then signs to give the OK to proceed. I appreciate this is MOD but you can see the logic behind it and how it could find its way into commercial work such as charter operations.
Briefing the RIB driver prior to them leaving the dock, however as was stressed in the conference once a RIB leaves the dock its down to to the coxswain to follow the brief.
There was also talk about longterm effects on the body from G loading and trials are ongoing with shock and accelerometers to record various loadings on a vessel and its occupants. Data will be available soon FOC from all of the boats in the Cowes to Monte Carlo Race (or what ever it was called). All of the boats and crew were fitted with the accelerometers in an attempt to put together an understandable and workable algorithmic scale which could be applies to shock mitigation.
Don't envy you with fast boat charters. The fitting of shock mitigation seats might certainly help but the cost would be horrendous.