Netherlands: Special winch handles people safely ///

Winching people onboard offshore platforms can still be, and regularly is, a cause of dangerous conditions despite observance of all applicable safety measures. To curb these risks, safety standards are constantly revised and upgraded. One of the current topics of discussion is the service winch with which both goods and persons are hoisted. In recent years, the discussion has prompted a rise in demand for winches exclusively designed for lifting people. With this objective in mind, the Dutch Machinefabriek EMCE (EMCE) in Voorhout, a subsidiary of Stokvis Holding, announces its new manriding winch.

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