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Smart Kill Cord for the Commercial Marine Sector

Tuesday, 2nd October 2018

Landau UK are delighted to be the UK’s distributor of the new alarmed kill cord - ‘Lifecord’.

Every commercial operator knows that kill cords are a vital piece of marine health and safety equipment, key to personnel safety, yet remarkably the kill cord seems to have avoided the radar of deeper scrutiny. 

Recent British Marine investigation has revealed the lack of any certification whatsoever regarding existing kill cords, yet every commercial vessel with a kill cord/kill switch facility undergoes risk assessment dictating the pilot must always wear one for their safety and that of the vessel’s crew. 

Lifecord, a newly designed kill cord, remedies this combination of health and safety concerns and employee risk exposed by British Marine’s research into the lack of the current option’s credentials. Furthermore, the technologically advanced kill cord’s sensors additionally ensure correct association between vessel and pilot, highlighting employee awareness of this fundamental safety item and addressing the acknowledged weaknesses of the current design.

Lifecord’s designers were briefed by a team of specialist marine experts to include product and service supplier to commercial and Ministry of Defence, Landau UK’s CEO Ben Metcalfe, also Tony Birr of Century Maritime, ex head of Hampshire Constabulary’s Marine Unit, their combined wealth of experience in risk mitigation and quality control, ensuring the designers adhered to a stringent product requirement matrix.

The result of this investment is that Lifecord is manufactured to the highest possible specification in the UK under quality procedures complying with BS EN ISO 9001:2008 and to IP67 waterproofing and dust/particle inhibition to meet the exacting standards sought by any official testing house. It is currently undergoing that accreditation process and is expected to become the only certified kill cord commercially available today. 

The option of Lifecord’s deployment remains with individual operators, however now that there is awareness of such a product’s existence, rapid commercial adoption is anticipated as employers strive to ensure they meet their responsibilities to remain risk adverse by providing the most advanced PPE available to their employees.

Lifecord is designed & manufactured in Great Britain and is available to purchase from Lifecord’s UK distributor - Landau UK http://www.landauukcommercial.com/webshop/
If you would like to discuss the Lifecord in more detail please call Landau UK on +44 (0) 1489 577 588.
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