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Arrangement, accommodation and personal safety - C1

Operation stations, accommodation spaces, emergency escapes, and personal safety.


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Full title 

National Standard for Commercial Vessels

Part C – Design and construction

Section 1 – Arrangement, accommodation and personal safety

Current edition

Edition 1.2

Commenced 24 July 2018


NSCV C1 provides the design, construction standards for:   

  • arrangement,   
  • accommodation and,   
  • personal safety. 

This includes, but is not limited to: 

  • operating stations 
  • accommodation spaces for passengers and crew 
  • access, escapes and evacuation throughout the vessel 
  • arrangements for navigation signals 

This section applies to all domestic commercial vessels except: 

  • fast craft 
  • leisure craft 
  • novel vessels 
  • special purpose vessels 

We have recently finished a consultation about changes to this section and are reviewing feedback. Read about the proposed changes to wheelhouse visibility, escape, accommodation, and personal safety

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Last updated: 1 August 2023