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Saturday, 16 February 2019

Safety at Sea survey - pfds - do you wear one? If not, why not? Your comments and ideas needed!

Safety at Sea survey - PFDs - do you wear one? If not, why not? Your comments and ideas needed!


Click here to take the survey:

With the introduction of new safety standards introduced by the MCA on January 1st this year this survey comes at a timely moment. The new legislation includes the necessity for all fishermen to wear a PFD while working on the deck unless it has been specifically identified as not necessary - and written into the vessel's risk assessment




Dear participant,

Have you fished commercially or professionally in the last year? Then please take this survey on your thoughts and habits as a commercial fishermen wearing personal flotation devices (PFDs) while working at sea.

This study is conducted by Jennifer Pickett and Joeri Hofmans of Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.  This survey will take approximately 12 minutes.




The goal of this questionnaire is to better understand a bit about you and the reasons why commercial/professional fishermen do or do not wear a PFD while on deck. The survey is anonymous and participation is voluntary and you may stop at any time without giving any reasons. I appreciate your honest answers! 

Stay safe & good fishing.