Repeated Shock & Whole Body Vibration

The immediate and long term effects of impact and

vibration on people need to be understood by ALL.

Lower speed workboats face different issues to high speed

craft - but the shared objective is reducing risk of injury.

NEXT GEN brings together the latest industry best practice

and knowledge for ALL sectors operating planing craft.

Who Should Attend?

ALL stakeholders involved in designing, operating and

supporting marine operations on sea, estuaries or rivers.



Workshop Lead - John Haynes

Has delivered RS & WBV Training to 100+ organisations.

In 2021 led MCA working group that created MGN 436.

MGN 436 - Whole Body Vibration

Guidance on Mitigating Against the Effects of

Shocks and Impacts on Small Vessels.

CPD Certificate

Attendees receive CPD / PDH certificate

to support Continuing Professional Development.


For Information:

Claire Donnelly   +44 (0)7709 675258



John Haynes – Workshop Lead

John is an Associate Fellow of The Nautical Institute, Fellow of RINA, Yachtmaster Ocean, Advanced Powerboat Instructor. Subject matter expertise includes 30 years maritime training, consultancy and strategic product development. He has worked with over 100 organisations including commercial operators, government agencies, military, SAR, designers, OEMs, boat builders, legislators.

John McCorquodale – Inspector
Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB)

John had a career at sea on a variety of ship types both big and small. He ended up as captain on LPG tankers and container ships. Coming ashore he took up roles as a marine pilot with Associated British Ports and then as a harbour master at Bristol Port. He has led a variety of investigations from big-ship collisions to singled-handed man-overboards which has taken him around the world.

Dr Tom Coe – Senior Engineer
Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)

Tom is a Senior Engineer specialising in Noise and Whole Body Vibration. He is a Chartered Engineer and chair of the BSI panel on human response to WBV. Prior to joining the RNLI he was Technical Lead for UK MoD Maritime WBV project. He has a PhD in high speed craft human factors from Southampton University. He is also a Volunteer at Chiswick Lifeboat Station.

Julian Morgan – Managing Director
KPM Marine / Scot Seat

Julian is MD and technical lead for KPM Marine. For over 25 years he has specialised in the design and manufacture of safety critical products for the marine and automotive industries. He has worked for Phillips Research Laboratories medical division and consulted to organisations including Apple Computers, BAE Systems, Hewlett Packard and Psion.

James Glover – Managing Director
Maritime Systems

James is a naval architect and design engineer with over 25 years experience in automotive, motorsport and marine design. Was Head of Engineering Design for a high performance powerboat company, focusing on defence and commercial high speed craft design. Technical skills focused around mechanical, hydraulic and electrical system design.

Joseph Salmon – Managing Director
Salmon Power Sports

Joseph has a passion for the specialist products that Salmon Power Sports design and manufacture. Innovative solutions include dynamic ballast systems for planing craft. As an advocate for an integrated approach to shock mitigation in the protection of passengers and crews, he has worked closely with rescue organisations across Europe including the RNLI and KNRM.

Dr Tom Gunston – Managing Director
Gunston Consulting / British and ISO Standards

Tom has been involved in assessing the shock and vibration isolation performance of seating for land, sea and air transport for over 25 years. He now splits his consultancy work between noise, vibration and marine. He is Chair of the British Standards panel on WBV and was Convenor of the international (ISO) working group tasked with the development of a standard test for marine seats.

Rob Taylor – Code Vessel Lead,
Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA)

Rob is a qualified naval architect with a background in international sports governance and managing an MCA Certifying Authority, now Code Vessel Lead for the MCA focused on the review of regulations for small commercial vessels including workboats and those used for sport or pleasure. Aiming to create clear regulation and guidance that is easily understood and can be applied consistently to ensure increased levels of safety within the small vessel sector.


KPM Marine specialise in the design and manufacture of safety critical products. Specialist seats include bridge and passenger seating for commercial and military applications. KPM work closely with workboats and windfarm support. Products include modular vessel interiors, engine room air management systems, high performance bilge pumps and strainers.


Maritime Systems is a multi-faceted design engineering company producing its own range of products. The Vessel Impact and Motion Monitoring System (VIMMS) is designed as a direct response to maritime industry requirements to monitor levels of shock and vibration on both crews and vessels during operations in waves and at high speeds.


Salmon Power Sports manufacture dynamic ballast systems that are designed to fundamentally change the way in which boats perform at high speeds. By harnessing seawater for ballast whilst underway, the systems generate true inertia at the bow in order to optimise trim without increasing drag, giving boats the power needed to take waves head-on.


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