Work Boat Design Standars
I come seeking teh assistance of those who know better than I do.
I work in a boatyard designing the electrical installations in work boats.
Can anyone tell me what regulations cover the electrics in boats in the UK?
Secondly can anyone shed any light on emergency lights vis regulations?
Is anyone able to point me towards any standard regulations? or plain simple good practice adopted across boatyards in the UK?
Thanks for your time.
After seeing Graham's post I see I missed the "work boats" part, so disregard the recreational stuff below...and as Graham points out, you should have all your up to date requiremts on hand...
I'm sure someone from the UK will chime in, but I'd start with the RCD in your case even though it may not apply to you.
Otherwise, there are some best practice standards such as the ABYC.
A vessel is nothing but a bunch of opinions and compromises held together by the faith of the builders and engineers that they did it correctly. Therefor the only thing a Naval Architect has to sell is his opinion.
Last edited by jehardiman : 04-20-2012 at 01:51 PM. Reason: misread
Try these for starters, although we shouldn't be doing your job for you:
Lloyds Special Service Class Rules (or any other Classification Society)
BMIF Code of Practice
With respect if you are being paid to design systems for workboats you should already be aware of the above. Experience in using and applying the regulations properly is paramount in the safe and reliable operation of workboats.
Westbrook Marine Projects Ltd.
Michael, these boats are mainly for the UK market, although some do get exported.
Graham, please dont go there, yes I am aware that I should have the knowledge, however if I went down the road of explaining the situation, I could open a WHOLE can of worms, I am going down this current avenue of seeking outside help, because I have got to the point of serious stress in this job, I have tried avenues that I can think of beforehand, I am at my wits end, If there was a job going in another boatyard I would seriously be on that case, however theres few jobs going period, so Im kinda stuck! Please dont get me wrong, I appreciate any information put forward HUGELY, I dont have a lot of experience in the particular field of boat design, so I dont have the 'inside information' if you will. If anyone else is willing to contribute any nuggets of information I would be massively appreciative. please dont look down on me for doing this.
I'd say that vessel compliance is the job of the yard owner unless you have been contracted to do compliant work?
I guess you are looking for a rule/law that governs what you do and forces the yard owner to comply and that will depend on how big, where made, where used, by who and for what use?
Sunseekers seem to be bursting into flames everywhere lately so dont do what they do assuming its electrical
Boat builders are not necessarily Boat designers who are not necessarily Engineers who are not builders who are not designers.....
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