This publication contains the guidelines prepared and released by one of the most authoritative organizations in the world of marine shipping. As the title of the volume implies, it will provide the information relating to the ship-to-shore access. The material is arranged in two major parts. The first part of the document provides the guidelines themselves and is, in turn, divided into three sections.
The first section focuses on the gangways and accommodation ladders of the vessels, while the second section addresses the terminals with the particular attention paid to the ladders as well as custom-built equipment. The last section is devoted to the mutual support. The second half of the publication provides the management information and covers the role played by the senior management; it also gives the summary of the material contained in the book.
Five appendixes provide additional information, such as the excerpts from the international conventions and statutory instruments, technical specifications of the ladders made of aluminum, list of states that have already ratified the ILO conventions, general arrangement of the gangways and examples of the special types of ladders.