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Windtech International May June 2024 issue






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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