- Introduction — the dangers of working aboard, and why accidents happen
- Conventions, Code of Practice, laws, terminal safety policy, operations planning
- Personal protective clothing and equipment
- General requirements for safe access to vessels, and responsibilities relating to them.
- Safe means of access to the vessel
- Safe access to the work area
- Safety of equipment used aboard ship
- Safe access to above-deck container stacks
- Safe working on above-deck stows
- Safe access to and working in holds; the dangers of confined spaces
- Emergencies and responses to them, examination of ship’s emergency systems
- Finishing work, and leaving the vessel and quay.
This Unit is designed:
- To stress the dangers encountered in working aboard container vessels at berth.
- To explain the respective safety responsibilities of the parties involved in loading and discharging container vessels.
- To describe the status of international safety standards relating to working aboard container vessels at berth, and how they are implemented in ports.
- To describe the procedures that ensure safe access to vessels, safe movement about vessels and safe access to and working within cargo spaces.
- To describe the procedures established to deal with emergencies involving personnel working aboard container vessels at berth.