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Shock Mitigation Solutions Dynamic Interactive Workshop

RS & WBV Whole Body Vibration Workshop is being held on 26 April at the Grand Harbour hotel in the port of Southampton UK.

The fast moving workshop style programme brings together an international group of experts armed with the latest knowledge to identify problems that affect the maritime sector worldwide - and highlight potential solutions to attendees from all sectors.

Day Two focuses on RS & WBV – Repetitive Shock & Whole Body Vibration on planing craft. Sessions look at how high speed craft requirements and expectations are changing. Professional operators can learn techniques to improve efficiency and safety for everyone onboard.

Workshop Lead John Haynes said, ‘Having trained over 100 organisations we know that a high incidence of injuries to crew and passengers can affect the overall performance of an organisation. There is no 'one off' solution to the demands of fast boats at sea. This seminar looks beyond suspension seats and highlights why an effective shock mitigation strategy is essential.’

All marine sectors are invited to participate in the RS & WBV Whole Body Vibration Workshop. A high incidence of injuries to personnel can affect the overall performance of an organisation. Injuries to back, knee, hip and neck are typical on high speed craft. This seminar highlights why an effective shock mitigation strategy is essential. Recent activity in the UK has been driven by a need to comply with Vibration Directives, which still apply with or without Brexit.

Both Workshop days are relevant to Workboats, Pilot Boats, Patrol Boats, Search & Rescue, Survey Vessels, Wind Farm Support, Superyacht Tenders, Training and Charter Vessels. Supporters of the event include British Marine, Shipbuilders & Shiprepairers Association, UK Maritime Pilots Association, Southampton Marine & Maritime Institute, University of Southampton. The Workshops are being held at the Grand Harbour Hotel overlooking the historic port of Southampton.

PRESENTERS - Subject Matter Experts:

Professor Jelte Bos TNO / Dutch Organisation for Applied Scientific Research

Dr Thomas Coe Frazer-Nash Consultancy / Naval Design Partnership

John Haynes Shock Mitigation Solutions / Specialist RS & WBV Training

An overview of the most current practical research and genuine solutions.

PANEL - Lessons Learned from Testing and On Water Trials:

James Taylor - SKYDEX Technologies

Julian Morgan - KPM Marine

Paul Taylor - SHOXS Seating

Dynamic panel discussion enables attendees to ask the hard questions.

RS & WBV – Repetitive Shock & Whole Body Vibration - 26 April 2017 >

Contact Event Manager julie@shockmitigation.com

Background to the Event:

Shock Mitigation run specialist events that create an independent platform where maritime organisations address relevant issues and share knowledge between sectors.

Attendees include Professional, Commercial and Military Organisations, Boat Operators, Boat Builders, Equipment Manufacturers and Maritime Legislators.

Support has been excellent from both end-user organisations and the marine industry.


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