2 Definitions
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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Resolutions - Marine Environment Protection Committee - Resolution MEPC.210(63) 2012 Guidelines for Safe and Environmentally Sound Ship Recycling (Adopted on 2 March 2012) - Annex 2012 Guidelines for Safe and Environmentally Sound Ship Recycling - 2 Definitions

2 Definitions

 The terms used in these guidelines have the same meaning as those defined in the Convention. The following additional definitions apply to these guidelines only.

  2.1 "Adjacent space" means those spaces bordering a space in all directions, including all points of contact, corners, diagonals, decks, tank tops and bulkheads.

  2.2 "Dangerous atmosphere" means an atmosphere that may expose workers to the risk of death, incapacitation, impairment of ability to self-rescue (i.e. to escape unaided from a space), injury or acute illness.

  2.3 "Enclosed space" means a space that has any of the following characteristics:

  • .1 limited openings for entry and exit;

  • .2 inadequate ventilation; and/or

  • .3 is not designed for continuous worker occupancy.

Enclosed spaces include, but are not limited to, cargo spaces, double bottoms, fuel tanks, ballast tanks, cargo pump-rooms, cargo compressor rooms, cofferdams, void spaces, duct keels, inter-barrier spaces, boilers, engine crankcases, engine scavenge air receivers, sewage tanks and adjacent connected spaces.

  2.4 "Entry" means the action by which a person passes through an opening into a space. Entry includes ensuing work activities in that space and is considered to have occurred as soon as any part of the entrant's body breaks the plane of an opening into the space.

  2.5 "Hot work" means any activity requiring the use of electric arc or gas welding equipment, cutting burner equipment or other forms of flame, as well as heating or spark-generating tools, regardless of where it is carried out on board a ship.

  2.6 "Space" means a permanent or temporary three-dimensional structure or compartment on a ship such as, but not limited to, cargo tanks or holds; pump or engine rooms; storage lockers; tanks containing flammable or combustible liquids, gases, or solids; other rooms; crawl spaces; tunnels (i.e. shaft alleys); or access ways. The atmosphere within a space is the entire volume within its bounds.

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