Course Outlines:

  • 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.

Course Objectives:

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. 
Port Training Institute (PTI) was established on 26th of July 1982 as an affiliated institute to the Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT). A committee of the Chairmen of Port Authorities & subsidiary companies of The Holding Company for Maritime Land Transport (17 authorities and companies) defined the focal mission of the Institute as follows: “TRAINING AND UPGRADING THE MARITIME SECTOR PERSONNEL”
PTI delivers courses in the fields of Port Management & Supervision, Port Management & Finance, Port Operation, Management of Safety Operations in Ports, Computer & Information Systems, Engineering & Technical Works, Gantry Cranes, Yard Cranes and Off-shore (fixed and mobile) Cranes and English Language. Training courses are delivered by a team of Technical and managerial experts in education and training. Furthermore, theytailor courses according to the needs of theircustomers, and in accordance with the international standards and requirements of the ISO 9001:2008.
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