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DNV GL has published an industry standard providing guidance on offshore personnel transfer by gangway. Until now, the ISO7061 standard from 1993 has partly served as a reference document by industry for offshore gangway applications despite only addressing ship-to-shore transfers.


Next to the ISO07061, offshore gangways are also certified against man-riding crane standards. The limited relevance and  lack of offshore specific requirements has driven the development for a dedicated offshore gangway standard providing in-depth and specific guidelines on offshore gangway operation. In 2013, DNV GL gathered major industry players in a joint industry project to examine offshore gangway transfer operations. Experience gained through this W2W (walk-to-work) project resulted in the publication of an industry guidance. The new standard, DNVGL- ST-0358, is the result of further development of this work and continuous DNV GL research. It covers the majority of gangway operations offshore including where there is controlled or uncontrolled people flow.

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