Avoid accidents while working on a cruise ship

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The risk for slips and trips onboard cruise ships is huge. You can reduce the likelihood of bodily injury by investing in a good pair of slip-resistant shoes and paying attention to your surroundings at all times.

There are many hazards on a cruise ship. The vessel itself might be unsteady or there could be luggage left in the hallways. Between inclement weather, the ocean and drink spills, the chances of encountering slip hazards on any given day are very high.

Train properly
You'll learn everything you need to know about safety during training. This includes emergency protocols, what to do if you spot a slip or trip hazard and much more. Never hesitate to ask questions regarding safety. It's a huge and ongoing concern for your employers, and they're more than happy to ensure your well-being.

One of the most important parts of training to remember and review is where janitorial equipment is stored. You may be wearing slip-resistant shoes, but guests may not be. Slip hazard signs will let everyone know that they should walk carefully or find another route, while a mop or towel will take care of the spill. Knowing how to quickly access these essential items will help keep everybody safe.

Always be careful
Regardless of what your role is on the cruise ship, you're bound to come across risky situations. This doesn't have to be a major hazard. It can be something as simple as someone spilling his or her soda. When this happens, guests may or may not let you know. This makes it all the more important for you to keep an eye ahead of you and on the ground whenever you're moving through the ship. For example, you never know when someone is going to open his or her door and rush out. Be aware of your surroundings at all times and speak to guests if you need to.

Working on a cruise ship is one of the most exciting and unique experiences that anyone could have. Ensuring that it's one of the best times of your life involves training and preparing for every situation. Once you perfect the art of moving quickly while paying attention to your surroundings, working on a cruise ship will be easy and definitely fun.

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