Maritime Safety Awareness & Line Handling

Maritime Safety Awareness & Line Handling

This Maritime Safety Awareness and Line Handling course is designed to provide participants with an understanding and increased awareness of the requirements to safely work in a Maritime environment. Attendees will also be instructed in the safety requirements when conducting personnel transfers and working with or near mooring lines.

Designed For
This course is recommended for participants who work in the maritime industry.

There are no pre-requisite units for this course.

Delivery Mode
Face to face

Participants must have the ability to read and write English and be able to perform practical and theoretical assessment as required.

Course Details 

Group bookings:

  • Where: On site/vessel or alternatively at STP Premises.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Time: 8.00am to 4.00pm
  • Resources: Suitable classroom equipped with whiteboard and screen/light coloured wall. If life jacket demonstration is required, an onsite lifejacket is to be supplied to maximise relevancy and consistency. If available, a vessel or wharf walk through will be conducted to reinforce the theory component and to conduct the practical component.

Course Outline

    • Regulations, legislative requirements and Duty of Care
    • Identifying specific maritime hazards
    • Personnel transfer requirements;
    • Safety equipment and Lifejackets;
    • Nautical terms and terminology;
    • Berthing / Slipping Overview;
    • Duties of the berthing party;
    • Hand signals and communications;
    • Mooring Line handling safety;
    • Effects of tidal movement and
    • Safely secure to / slip from—bollards, cleats and capstans.
    • Bends and Hitches
    • Securing a heaving line to a hawser
    • Practical throwing and receiving a heaving line
    • Transferring a line under load
    • Use of a stopper
    • Doubling up a line, ensure equal tension on both lines
    • How to correctly place two or more lines on a bollard
    • How to secure a rope to a wire to hold, tension of release the wire without slipping
    • How to secure to bollards whiles changing the chafe points on lines, maximising the life of the line and safety
    • Inspecting steel wire and fibre ropes
    • The correct method of placing a line on a capstan/drum
    • Life jacket pre-use and checks

On successful completion of this course participants will be able to identify Legislative and Duty of Care requirements in the marine environment.

  • Identify personal requirements in personnel transfers
  • Understand relevant terminology
  • Identify the safe and unsafe areas relating to mooring lines
  • Correctly secure to single / twin bollards and cleats.

Course delivery focuses on the participants applying knowledge and skills to maritime workplace situations. The importance of mooring line handling and safe zones is emphasised.

A theory and practical assessment is included in the course. The theory assessment confirms
participants’ underpinning knowledge, before students (if required) undertake a practical assessment.
Students will need to demonstrate the required knowledge and the necessary practical skills in line with the learning outcomes before receiving a ‘Certificate of Attendance’ for the course.

Upon Completion
On successful completion you will be issued with a Statement of Attendance

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Please call 94178888 or email to book or enquire about this course.