LSA Code is a shortcut for 'Life-saving Appliances Code'.
The LSA Code, also known as the International Code of Safety for Life at Sea, is a set of international regulations developed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to ensure the safety of seafarers at sea. The LSA Code provides specific requirements for the design, construction, and maintenance of life-saving appliances on board ships.
Some examples of life-saving appliances covered by the LSA Code include lifeboats, life rafts, life jackets, immersion suits, rescue boats, and evacuation systems. The LSA Code provides detailed specifications for these appliances, including requirements for their performance, testing, and maintenance.
In addition to setting standards for life-saving appliances, the LSA Code also covers the training and drills that crew members must undergo to ensure that they are prepared to handle emergencies at sea. The code provides guidelines for the frequency and content of safety drills and outlines the responsibilities of the ship's crew in the event of an emergency.