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Training for RCD Consultants at HPi Verification Services

This week I attended a training course for RCD Consultants at HPi Verification Services, the UK’s sole RCD Notified Body, following the withdrawal from the market by the RYA.

To their credit this was the first such course organised by a Notified Body that I have attended after over 15 years of RCD Consultancy!

Topics covered included;

  • The introduction of the new Recreational Craft Directive, which comes into full force in 2017, and the changes involved, which boat builders would be best addressing now.
  • The new stability ISO 12217, which appears to be a lot tougher than its predecessors, good news for the Naval Architects because I cannot see a layman getting his head around this one…it seems to be that every ISO revision produces a document of twice the size and complexity!

If you would like to discuss any aspect of the new Recreational Craft Directive or ISO 12217 and how this might impact on you, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

10th January, 2014

Visit to New RINA Headquarters

Whilst attending the YDSA CA meeting in London earlier this week I had the opportunity to see the Royal Institution of Naval Architects new headquarters in Northumberland Street, whilst not as salubrious as the previous premises in Belgravia, this is more than made up for by its convenient location.

I have served on the Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association CA committee for six years, not only does this give me a chance to put something back into the industry, but I also get the chance to keep up to speed with the latest developments in the industry, such as the new Workboat Code which is currently being drafted by the MCA.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of MCA Small Commercial Craft Coding or the new Workboat Code¬†and how this might impact on you, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

18th December, 2013