It is not often that this blog is used to show bad practice, however in this case some pictures tell a whole story. Ship is compliant by design for rigging a combination. How about the operator(s)?
- The recessed supporting points are not used for securing the ladder at 1,5 meters above the combination platform.
- The securing point for the platform itself is not properly used.
- To solve the problem, a makeshift device is used to attach the pilot ladder to the platform. That is not required / compliant. This solution is not working anyway, as can be seen in the attached pictures.
That is three failures in one go. The fact that a makeshift solution has been made shows that the ship’s management from top to bottom is unaware of the proper rigging of the combination ladder.
There is only one solution: Training! ( and maybe a little TLC for the crooked pilot ladder )
Have a safe day.