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Shock Mitigation Strategy

An effective Shock Mitigation strategy brings together subject matter expertise to increase efficiency for professional maritime organisations. A shock mitigation strategy is essential for all craft that undertake open sea transits or operate in rough water. The definition of Shock Mitigation is, "to make a violent collision or impact less intense".

Repetitive Shock (RS) & Whole Body Vibration (WBV)

Causes of 'shock' are random 'hits' of up to 15G from head sea impacts or from overtaking following seas. A single event can result in a sudden chronic injury. Causes of 'vibration' are continuous 'hammering' such as short steep seas or wind against tide conditions. Extended exposure can result in muscle fatigue and injury.

Technical Factors

Professional marine organisations require specialist boats and equipment that can be used night and day by operators in extreme conditions. Recent EU and US military High Speed Craft tenders require manufacturers to measure boat decks and seating to monitor vibration levels that may affect the occupants health.

Human Factors

Professional maritime organisations are now aware that operational expectations may exceed human limitations. High levels of fitness and stamina are simply not enough. Realistic risk assessments plus an effective shock mitigation strategy result in improved safety for individuals and add to the overall efficiency of an organisation.

Combined Shock Mitigation Solutions

Combined solutions include new hull forms, efficient work stations, suspension seating and training. With an effective shock mitigation strategy the helmsman, crew and passengers benefit from increased comfort and reduced injury. Plus organisations can increase sea time for on-water assets and cover greater distances at higher speeds.

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