Accident Files: Entry Into Enclosed Spaces
The constantly high number of deaths resulting from entry into enclosed spaces on board is of increasing concern to maritime authorities. Often these fatalities occur because basic procedures, such as permit to work systems, have not been followed. Far too often they are the result of ignorance and complacency.
The first... Learn More
Avoid the Bite - Malaria Prevention for Seafarers
Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease which always has been and remains one of the world's bigges killers. Seafarers are particularly at risk from contracting malaria as their job often takes them into malarial zones far from medical help and they may be at higher risk if they have not... Learn More
Basic Bunkering Series of 3 items
For most seafarers, the taking of bunkers is simply another routine operation. Care will be taken of course, but beyond that, little is understood about where bunker fuels come from, how they are bought and sold, the various methods of delivery and, once on board, the impact these fuels may have on the efficient running of the engine.
It is perhaps, because of this lack of understanding, that ships are increasingly falling foul of poor quality or contaminated bunker fuels: often with disastrous consequences. Moreover, even though care is usually taken during a bunkering operation, the fact that over three-quarters of the total oil pollution of the sea comes from bunkers, would suggest that proper procedures are not always in place.
Basic Bunkering, is aimed at seafarers as well as shore personnel, is the most comprehensive training package ever produced on the subject. Consisting of three separate video packages complete with a trainer's guide, all major aspects of the bunkering process are highlighted. Introduced by a Presenter, each video employs graphics and animation to illustrate the main messages.
- Part 1. Introduction and Commercial
- Part 2. Technical
- Part 3. Operations
Behaviour Based Safety Series of 4 items
In an effort to further encourage all personnel to be safe and to work safely at all times, therefore reducing any potential for injury, Northern Marine Management have implemented a safety process called 'Behaviour Based Safety ' (BBS) onboard all managed vessels.
The BBS process reinforces that 'safety' is part of the day to day operation of the vessel and is made up of the following key ingredients:
Identifying why people behave in a certain way and what causes behaviours An established list of 'Key Safety Behaviours' Proper observation techniques Quality observations to find barriers to working safely Effective supervision Providing positive feedback Collecting and analysing the data from observations Removing barriers identified by observations
BBS does not replace any other part of Northern Marine 's safety programme. BBS is designed to supplement all the existing procedures in place to assure that the work environment is safe and all personnel have the skills and equipment they need to perform a job safely.
To assist with the implementation of the process, Northern Marine have produced a series of 4 video programmes entitled:
- Part 1: Introduction
- Part 2: What makes us take risks
- Part 3: Observer training and feedback
- Part 4: Managing the process
BBS has helped Northern Marine achieve a 48% reduction in their Loss Time Injury rate in the first year of implementation. These programmes are now available from Videotel for use by any shipping company planning to implement BBS.
Breath of Fresh Air - Portable Gas Detectors, A
This package is aimed at ships' officers and similar shore-based personnel whose duties include the use of portable gas detectors.
It explains that portable gas detectors are a vital part of safety procedures. They must be used, and used properly, when it's appropriate. It's to the individual's personal benefit and the... Learn More
Chemical Tanker Operations Series of 2 items
Chemical Tanker Operations Series, Safety And Pollution Prevention
- Part One: Cargoes, Ships and Legislation (Edition 3)
- Part Two: Prevention Of Pollution (Edition 3)
Fire Fighting at Sea (Edition 4) Series of 5 items
Shipboard fire is one of the greatest dangers facing all seafarers. Basic and refresher training in how to prevent and tackle fires on board is essential for all officers and crew and is a requirement under STCW.
Videotel’s flagship five-part series, ‘Fire Fighting at Sea’, has been completely revised and updated to reflect current regulations and industry good practice. With the help of marine fire specialists, industry representatives from several shipping companies and with all new video footage throughout shot on board ship and in a fire training facility, these five programmes are realistic and important to any member of a ship’s crew. The series aims to give seafarers a basic understanding of how fires can start, how to prevent them and their role in combatting fire on board ship. It forms a substantial and comprehensive training package.
Management for Seafarers Series of 6 items
Ships need good managers at sea and ashore. This has been recognised by the International Maritime Organization, who have included management skills in the revision of the STCW Convention.
The Management for Seafarers series consists of 6 parts:
- Part One - Management On Board
- Part Two - Get Smart: - Organisation And Planning
- Part Three - Get Results: - Planning For Profit
- Part Four - Teamwork
- Part Five - Motivating Individuals
- Part Six - Communication
Coping With Stowaways (Edition 2)
An up-date of the original award winning programme, Coping with Stowaways.
Coping with Stowaways - Edition 2 (Prevention is better than Cure) re-visits the subject mixing new interview footage in support of revised management and security information.
In recent years there has been an upsurge in stowaway incidents... Learn More
Safety on Superyachts Series of 4 items
Super yachts are a growing sector of the maritime industry. No longer represented by a handful of privately owned exotic vessels driven by steam or sail, super yachts are now a serious business, marketing luxury charter holidays, VIP events and conference facilities.
Super yachts are large, with some vessels in excess of 3000 GT. Super yachts require fully certified crews for maritime operation with many carrying ancillary personnel for catering, housekeeping and leisure activities. All those serving on board super yachts must comply with STCW requirements and be fully aware of their responsibilities and environment.
This series looks at all the different ways that you can improve your own safety, and the safety of the people around you - not just the people you work with, but the yacht’s owner, the owner’s guests, and anyone else on board.
Crew Resource Management - Engine Room
A crucial element of successful ship management is the proper management of human resources on board. Many factors influence how effectively human resources can be managed in a working environment.
The most important of these are:
Monitoring of performance
Within these elements lie a range of latent hazards against... Learn More
Your organisation could face a crisis at any time. Disasters happen to all types of businesses, and in the wake of a crisis you may be faced with the press, your insurers, your shareholders or your workforce all wanting information. You will have to act quickly: is your organisation prepared?
This... Learn More
Five Security Videos Series of 5 items
In 2002 the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted the new International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.
With that in mind and in response to client request, Videotel has produced five short video programmes designed to:
- Raise awareness of security in and around the working environment
- Provide the viewer with a basic knowledge of specific situations and techniques
- Support and reflect the guidelines of the ISPS code and security amendments to SOLAS
- Assist with security planning
The five parts are:
- Recognising Suspicious Behaviour
- Recognising Proper Forms Of Identification
- Search Techniques
- Identifying Explosives And Weapons
- Crowd Control
Dead Ahead - An Introduction to Aids for Seafarers
This video package brings to the attention of seafarers the truth about AIDS and dispels some of the misconceptions about the disease. The programme follows the progress of three seafarers, one of whom is destined to contract the disease, out for a night's shore leave. This easily watchable film also... Learn More
Food Safety at Sea Series of 4 items
There are many hazards on board ship but hazardous food is one of the easiest to avoid. The four part Food Safety at Sea Series considers the risks that food poses to seafarers on all types of ship, as well as passengers on cruise ships and ferries, and how best they can be avoided.
Ships' Masters, senior officers and all catering crew
- Four Main Kinds of Food Contamination
- Delivery, Storage, Preparation and Cooking
- Personal Hygiene
- Pest Control and Cleaning
Drugs and Alcohol, A Manager's Guide
The MLC 2006 as amended includes guidelines on the safety and health education of seafarers, including guidance and training on the effects of drugs and alcohol abuse.
This new training package, aimed directly at management ashore and on board, has been produced in support of Videotel's existing... Learn More
First Aid Series of 2 items
Ships can be hazardous places and are seldom close to professional medical facilities. So the ability of a seafarer to deliver effective first aid could mean the difference between life and death for a fellow crew member or a passenger. This training package comprises 2 video programmes and a supporting booklet which expands on the points made in the videos. The videos are modular and should be looked at one section at a time. Effective use of this training material will help you to deliver basic first aid to casualties on board.
In all cases involving accidents or injury it is important that the first aider starts by checking that neither they nor the casualty are in further danger.
Enclosed Virtual Training for Enclosed Space Entry
Enclosed is designed to complement existing Videotel e-learning course
materials developed with Mines Rescue Marine and to reinforce learning outcomes in relation to safety in enclosed spaces. It uses computer gaming technology for a serious purpose and puts the user in control of the action; asking them to make... Learn More
Entry Into Enclosed Spaces Series Series of 7 items
Videotel Marine International joined forces with Mines Rescue Marine to produce the Industry's most comprehenive Entry into Enclosed Spaces Series.
Accidental death at sea is both tragic and distressing; especially when the death could have been avoided by following the correct procedures or having the right equipment. For this reason, Videotel and Mines Rescue Marine have engaged in developing a comprehensive learning programme in order to highlight the safety procedures that must be followed to ensure safety of crew at all times.
Fatigue and Stress at Sea
Fatigue and stress are all too common at sea, particularly on vessels trading mainly in coastal waters with frequent stops for cargo transfer. This drama based program looks at some of the underlying factors which compound the problems. It also emphasises that increased awareness of fatigue and stress is the... Learn More
Fatigue and Stress at Sea (Edition 2)
Fatigue and stress have long been recognised as key factors contributing to many accidents involving the injury or death of personnel, damage to the environment, groundings, collisionsFatigue and stress have long been recognised as key factors contributing to many accidents involving the injury or death of personnel,... Learn More
Fighting Pollution - Preventing Pollution at Sea (Edition 4)
Measures to prevent pollution of the marine environment by ships have been in place for many years now and are continually being reviewed and updated as necessary.
This training package provides a general introduction to
the subject and stresses the need for seafarers to take a
pro-active approach to minimising any pollution that
comes... Learn More
Fire Party Operations
Within the confines of a ship a fire can quickly get out of control. Seafarers who fight fires need thorough training and periodic retraining. This video demonstrates the appropriate fire fighting operations on board ship. The activities of the fire party during a simulated emergency are shown.
The emergency demonstrates the... Learn More
Garbage Management - MARPOL Annex V (Edition 2)
The original MARPOL (International Convention for the Prevention of
Pollution from Ships) Annex V was based on the belief that the ocean would be unharmed by the discharge of most garbage - with the exception of
plastic - as long as this took place far enough away from the shore. The accumulation... Learn More
Good Bunkering Practice (Edition 2)
Any bunkering operation is always a challenging and intense process for all onboard. Bunkering is often carried out when the ship's crew and engineering personnel are pressed for both time and manpower. Therefore, they must be properly trained, briefed and proficient in: pre-bunkering preparation, sampling and measurement during bunkering, the... Learn More
Hazard Series of 1 items
This series focuses on everyday hazards and their potential consequences in the simplest and most direct way possible.
Hazard Series - Volume 2
These are ten short films, shot in the style of commercials, which graphically illustrate common incidents and the tragic consequences that ensue. They are hard hitting sequences, designed to both shock and teach the viewer. In the second part, the same sequence is shown but this time correct procedures and... Learn More
Heavy Lifts and Project Cargoes - An Introduction to Lift On/lift Off Operations
Project cargoes present specific and
sometimes complex handling issues,
particularly if ships’ personnel are
involved directly in the loading or discharge operation
using the vessel’s cranes and lifting gear.
If a lifting operation were to fail, apart from the danger
to life and limb, there is... Learn More
Holding Effective Drills
Safety training is an important part of every seafarer's life. The safety of those on board relies upon each crew member following safe codes of practice and procedures. It is important that drills such as fire, muster and survival craft are carried out regularly and effectively. In an emergency situation,... Learn More
How Can I Help You? Passengers With Disabilities
In the highly competitive cruise and ferry business, meeting customer needs is paramount. And, in order to deliver this first class service a ship's crew must first be properly trained and motivated. However, there are still a number of passengers for whom the ferry and cruise service experience is far... Learn More
Immersion Suits - The Difference Between Life and Death
It's cold, it's wet the weather is deteriorating and your only means of support is slipping away under your feet. The order has been given to abandon ship and the water does not look inviting.
Immediately a person is immersed in cold water, they gasp in shock and start to breathe... Learn More
In Search of Good Health
Life at sea can be sometimes long and hard. To perform well during shipboard duties, to do the everyday tasks, it is essential, if not regulatory, to have a standard of medical fitness. It is essential, as stated in STCW, that all seafarers should "meet the standards of medical fitness".... Learn More
Industry at War (Defence Against Drug Traffickers), An Series of 2 items
The international effort against illegal drug traffickers who use commercial shipping to transport their merchandise is gaining momentum. Several hundred shipping companies have already signed the US Customs Service's Sea Carrier Initiative Agreement. The war is on in earnest.
The first line of defence is shoreside. It involves a much closer scrutiny of customers, employees and service companies.
Improved security measures must also control documentation, cargo handling and access to premises. The second line of defence is shipside. This involves closer scrutiny of documentation, container seals and cargo integrity. Officers and crew on board must be checked more vigorously. Improved security measures must control access to both the vessel and cargo areas. Meticulous searches of all compartments must be conducted on a regular basis. Communication channels with the shoreside authorities must be enhanced.
Two videos packages have been made in association with the US and UK Customs Services for different target audiences.
International Safety Management Code, The
The aim of the ISM Code is to ensure that all shipping companies have an effective safety management system in place. The purpose of this video training package is to assist companies to do this.
The video opens with a reconstruction of a collision, one of many incidents which has resulted... Learn More
Intervention - Do the Right Thing
In spite of all the improvements in design safety features and layers of safety procedures that have been introduced on to ships in the last decades, near misses and catastrophic accidents at sea – losses of ships, groundings, collisions, spills, fires and explosions – keep happening.
... Learn More
Introduction to Freefall Lifeboats, An
Freefall Lifeboats are designed as escape capsules for crew abandoning ship or a rig, and provide a safe and swift means of evacuation. They have been used for a number of years and have been responsible for saving many lives. Recently a crew of 14 escaped from their sinking vessel... Learn More
ISM Audit, The
The ISM Code which was adopted in 1994 is designed to ensure the safe management and operation of merchant shipping and to prevent marine pollution. Flag states are required to ensure that all vessels comply with the Code. The independent audit of company management systems is a vital step in... Learn More
It's Not Worth It - Maritime Pollution Offences
There is no question that authorities, worldwide, are taking a much tougher line with those who wilfully contravene the provisions of MARPOL. Cheating and deceiving is no way to conduct business. Such action undermines the hard work of every honest operator and seafarer that complies with these laws every day.... Learn More
Killer Gas - The Lethal Dangers of Hydrogen Sulphide (H2s)
Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) is a colourless gas with a distinctive odour of rotten eggs. It is a toxic gas and the health hazard depends upon both the duration of exposure and the concentration.
Sense of smell to H2S is lost at concentrations of 100 ppm, so people may have little warning... Learn More
Lifeboat On-Load Release Mechanisms (Edition 2)
On-Load Release systems were developed in the early 1980s and are mandatory under SOLAS regulations. They allow the lifeboat to be released with the load on the hooks when waterborne, unlike traditional hook-and-eye systems.
During a real abandon ship operation, a lifeboat would not normally return to the ship. However, during... Learn More
When things go badly wrong on board ship, launching a liferaft is the last resort. It can be the difference between survival or death. So it is essential that the crew should know what sort of liferafts they have on board, how to launch them, how to board them in... Learn More
Being Prepared - Getting Ready for Surveys Series of 3 items
Certifiable surveys are carried out to ensure that the ship complies with relevant International Convention and Classification Society requirements to promote safety of life at sea and protection of the environment.
There are three video packages in this series aimed at helping officers and crew by explaining how they can assist in any forthcoming survey by organising, planning and generally being prepared.
This is so they can help the surveyor to conduct the survey smoothly and with the minimum of delay.
The three separate modules are:
- Part 1 - Loadline Survey
- Part 2 - Safety Construction Survey
- Part 3 - Safety Equipment Survey
Maintenance of Lifeboat On-Load Release Systems
There have been an alarming number of accidents involving lifeboats with on-load release gear in recent years. An IMO report noted that there were seven categories of causes of these accidents. These included inadequate maintenance, lack of familiarity with the equipment and unsafe practices during drills and inspections. This training... Learn More
Making the Difference, Passenger Mustering and Crowd Control
Recent events involving passenger ships have once again demonstrated the vital importance of a professional and effective passenger evacuation procedure.
Previously titled Basic Instincts, this new programe is again produced in association with Princess Cruises and looks at all aspects of passenger mustering, in particular... Learn More
Making the ISM Code Work for You
The ISM Code has applied to passenger vessels, tankers, and bulk carriers since July 1998. Since then many in the shipping industry have asked the question "Is the ISM Code working?" - with no clear answer, particularly as casualties continue to occur. With the extension of the ISM Code to... Learn More
Making the ISM Code Work for You (Edition 2)
It is over a decade since the full implementation of the ISM Code. In that time, it is estimated that the global fleet has grown by more than 50% and certainly accidents, fatalities and incidents of marine pollution are fewer now than they have ever been.
This training piece is directed... Learn More
Manual Handling Techniques
Every year tens of thousands of workers worldwide suffer serious injury from lifting heavy objects incorrectly. Nerves can become trapped. Ligaments can be stretched. Muscles can easily be torn and damaged. In severe cases, the consequences could include permanent disability and affect the individual's ability to earn a living.
In this... Learn More
Marine Risk Assessment Series of 2 items
Risk Management or Formal Safety Assessment is a concept whose time has come. Both superintendents ashore and senior managers on ships are continually bombarded with new legislation, new paperwork and new procedures. To select what really matters is becoming more difficult and time consuming. Risk management offers an effective way of prioritising what needs to be done to manage both commercial and shipboard operations in the most cost-effective and safety-conscious way. The ISM Code forms the basis for a risk management system.
Both the theory and the practical side of risk management are scrutinised in this two part video series and the associated study guide which is an essential part of the package.
The aim of the series is to show how to assess risks in operations and manage them. Good managers have always known about the risks and hazards and done their best to avoid them. This has often been done unconsciously or even intuitively. Risk management seeks to bring this process out into the open and make it a central feature of any business or shipboard operation. To be effective risk management must result in cost savings; how and why it can do this is outlined. In an environment where one disaster can cause a business to fail, it is an essential technique for any commercial organisation.
- Marine Risk Assessment - The Company (Manage The Risk And Reduce The Cost)
- Marine Risk Assessment - The Fleet (Manage The Risk And Minimise The Impact) (Edition 2)
MARPOL Annex VI - Prevention of Air Pollution From Ships (Edition 2)
MARPOL Annex VI applies to all vessels, drilling rigs and other platforms and certification is mandatory on all vesselstrading internationally. It is designed to limit air pollution in many different ways. There are strict limits on emissions of oxides of nitrogen and sulphur from engines and clear rules about demonstrating... Learn More
Personal Survival Series of 4 items
This updated series comprises four programmes focusing on survival on board ship. The series reinforces seafarer’s abandonment and survival training and supplements ship’s personal survival manuals. It represents the most up to date advice being given by the IMO and MCA. The programmes details procedures for both commercial vessels and passenger vessels and are designed to be viewed individually or watched as a complete series.
STCW, SOLAS, LSA Code
Engine Room Waste Management Series of 4 items
Engine Room Waste Management Series
Four training programmes cover the practical details of handling and recording the management of engine room waste onboard. Each detailed programme highlights the importance of following correct procedures, and stresses the need to fill out all paperwork accurately to avoid penalties and possible detention.
The series includes the following training titles:
- The Oil Record Book
- Oily Water and separators
- Sludge and The Incinerator
- Sewage and Waste Water Treatment
Operating Carbon Dioxide Fire Fighting Systems
Many ships are fitted with fixed carbon dioxide (CO2) systems to flood spaces to extinguish major fires. For safety reasons these systems cannot be used in drills. Therefore, seafarers never become familiar with them. On the rare occasions when they are needed, they are consequently often used incorrectly or their... Learn More
Operations & Personal Safety in Dry Docks & Repair Yards
During a ship's normal operating cycle all operations take place in accordance with the company's safety systems and operating procedures. These guidelines are familiar to all on board. The ship is both a home and workplace and as such becomes familiar to all that serve there.
This video and supporting print... Learn More
Permit to Work
A permit to work system is designed to manage the risks involved in carrying out certain jobs onboard ship. But it only works if everybody on board keeps to the system at all times. There must be no exceptions.
This video package shows what can happen if even the smallest job... Learn More
Personal Safety on Board Series of 13 items
Research indicates that promoting accident prevention on board reduces injuries, many of which are small in nature but result in expensive medical treatment, legal and other associated costs.
This series looks closely at ways of safeguarding and improving the personal safety of everyone on board ship. The overall objective is to reduce the number of personal injuries that occur on board.
The Ship Board Management Role is designed for briefing
senior staff and safety officers on board and for them to
use in training junior officers and petty officers. The rest
of the videos in the series are suitable for training all sea
- Personal Safety on Chemical Tankers
- The Shipboard Management Role
- Personal Safety on Tankers
- Personal Safety in the Accommodation
- Personal Safety on Deck
- Personal Safety in the Engine Room
- Personal Safety in the Galley
- Personal Safety on Bulk Carriers
- Personal Safety on General Cargo Ships
- Personal Safety on Container Ships
- Personal Safety on Car Carriers and Ro-Ros
- Personal Safety on Passenger Ships
Port State Control - Tightening the Net (Edition 3)
This programme explains that theobjective of Port State Control is to ensure that all the ships passing through the Port State’s waters are operated according to the established international standards.
There are currently 9 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) incorporating nearly 150 countries which are committed to Port State Control inspection. The... Learn More
Powered Watertight Doors
Powered watertight doors are an important design feature fitted to many types of vessel. When closed, these doors become part of the ship?s structure, preventing progressive flooding if grounding or collision was to occur. Common to all designs, however, is the risk of injury if crew are not aware of... Learn More
Prevention and Reaction to Marine Oil Spills (Edition 2) Series of 3 items
A major series in three parts:
Issue relating to environmental protection are of vital interest to ship operators, none more so than the area of oil spill prevention and response. This series of three training packages, recently updated, covers change to MARPOL and the complexities of OPA 90.
- Prevention and Reaction to Marine Oil Spills - The Seafarer's Role
- Prevention and Reaction to Marine Oil Spills - Under Opa 90
- Prevention and Reaction to Marine Oil Spills - Under Marpol
Report a Near-Miss, Save a Life
This training package examines the importance of near-miss reporting. When near misses are reported, acknowledged, analysed and collated, lessons can be learned, publicised to the fleet and put into practice. In this way, the frequency of serious incidents can be reduced.
In the video, three near miss case studies are described,... Learn More
Rescue Boat and Fast Rescue Boat Operations (Edition 2)
Rescue boats or fast rescue boats are an essential part of the safety equipment of many deep sea and offshore industry vessels. All personnel working with these boats need training as required by the STCW Convention.
Operating these boats requires four things, good crew training, regular drills, keeping to correct procedures... Learn More
Rescue Boat Operations
There are several types of rescue boat, from the larger fast rescue boats or FRB's, found on passenger ro-ro 's and offshore, to the smaller rescue boats found on ships such as oil tankers and anchor handlers. The rescue operations carried out with all these boats are similar and include... Learn More
Safe Air to Breathe (Edition 2)
On board ship, situations sometimes arise where lack of oxygen or the presence of toxic gas can require the use of breathing apparatus that delivers a steady supply of clean air.
This training package shows the main components of the BA systems commonly used on ships and details the test procedures... Learn More
Safe Gangway and Ladder Operations
On arrival at port, ships are boarded by a wide range of people from agents, customs officials and stevedores to inspectors, shore crews and visitors. The accommodation ladder, or a gangway, is the normal means of access and often gives the first impression of how the ship is managed.
At pilots... Learn More
Safe Hot Work Procedures
Hot Work on board ship has been the cause of various disastrous yet avoidable accidents. Hot Work is dangerous and must be controlled. This is the vital controlling message of this video package.
After the idea has been established in the minds of the audience, the training package explains that the... Learn More
Safe Isolation of Machinery
One of the facts surrounding the operation of powerful machinery on board ship is that when it is switched off for repair or maintenance it must still be controlled by safety measures. A lock out and tag out system has been designed to provide this safety.
The training package explains that... Learn More
Safe Use of Abrasive Wheels (Edition 4)
The abrasive wheel is a useful and versatile tool and at sea, a vital part of a ship’s workshop. However, used carelessly or wrongly, it can be very dangerous, causing serious injuries, such as severe friction burns, crushed fingers, loss of eyesight, or sometimes even death.
... Learn More
Safe Use of Rigging Equipment
This training package illustrates and explains the many different ways to lift a load by cranes, hoists and winches during the varied operations seafarers are involved in when moving provisions, machinery and cargo.
It establishes that it is most important to know the weight of the load so that the correct... Learn More
Safety Meeting Case Studies: Dangerous Edges
Dangerous edges are commonplace on ships and the crew have to routinely work close to them. P&I club
surveyors have witnessed ship staff and stevedores
walking or working close to the edge of hatch covers
and coamings on container ships and bulk carriers
without proper safeguards.... Learn More
Safety Meeting Case Studies: Slips, Trips and Falls
It is estimated that the world merchant fleet generates almost 13,000 reported personal injury claims a year.
The majority of these involve a crew member suffering a slip, a trip, or a fall. A good safety culture on board is necessary in order to ensure the health and safety of seafarers... Learn More
Salvage - A Practical Guide
Fortunately most seafarers pass their time at sea without ever experiencing a situation where their vessel has to be salvaged. Nevertheless it is vital that ship owners and operators, Masters, and senior officers are aware of the options available when a serious incident puts the ship at risk.
This training package... Learn More
Say No - A Seafarers Guide to Life Without Drugs
We are all quite well informed about drugs. The terrible toll it takes of users, and carriers when caught; not to mention their families. There are regular news items of drug smugglers getting the death penalty and sometimes these becoming politicized; in the main, we all think it's not going... Learn More
Say No to Bullying, Say No to Harassment! (Edition 2)
The safe and efficient operation of any
ship relies, amongst other things, on
good team work. However, crew morale
can be severely affected by two issues that still occur at
sea - harassment and bullying. This training package,
produced in collaboration with the ETF European
... Learn More
Seven Steps to Ship Stability Series of 2 items
At sea people learn the practical stability for their ships and their trades, but often forget most of the theory. In addition to stability, the package also deals with the basics of longitudinal strength, shear forces and bending moments.
- Teachers and students on maritime and naval architecture courses,
including STCW certificates of competency.
- Company training officers and ships' officers for refresher programmes
and for introducing stability topics to staff new to their ships and trades.
- Shore-based personnel responsible for working with ships on loading plans,normal loading procedures, firefighting, contingency planning, salvage and other emergencies. The seven steps cover the most important parts of the subject:
The series is in two parts.
Ship Call - Visiting a Ship in Port
Ships and the terminals and ports they serve are as potentially dangerous an industrial environment as most people are ever likely to encounter. Seafarers are highly trained, but they can still sometimes come to harm and it is even more dangerous for visitors to ships.
This programme demonstrates... Learn More
Shipshape - A Guide to Good Housekeeping Series of 3 items
The appearance of a vessel reflects not only the standard of the management and customer service that a shipping line offers, but also indicates that a high level of safety, efficiency, solid organisation and good seamanship is maintained at all times. The key to this operational success is good housekeeping and aimed at all seafarers and shore based management - a team effort, not just on board ship, but also on shore.
In this series of three programmes, we raise awareness of the importance of good housekeeping on board ship and show how to make it a vital part of everyday shipboard life. When good housekeeping becomes part of the company culture, any faults or deficiencies will be detected and rectified quickly. An added benefit of good housekeeping is far less scope is left for a Port State Control Inspection to reveal unexpected problems.
The three parts are: On Deck, Engine Room and Accommodation and Galley
STCW 2010 - The Manila Amendments
The Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) was first implemented in 1978. Following some important amendments over the years, notably in 1995, it came into full effect in 2002. In June 2010, at the Diplomatic Conference in Manila, Philippines, the latest revision of... Learn More
The Fluid Hammer Effect
All vessels contain complex pipework, valves and pump systems that transfer water, steam, cargo and compressed air - all vital to its operation. Unlike the visible plant and machinery that makes up a vessel’s familiar outline, these structures are static and generally silent, which can be... Learn More
Catering Onboard Ship Series Series of 10 items
Healthy food is a vital part of all seafarers’ welfare on board. When crews eat a balanced and nutritious diet, they are more contented, more productive and less likely to have accidents. MLC 2006 regulations have laid down new catering standards for food and drinking water on board vessels, ensuring suitable quantity, quality, nutritional value and variety is available that is prepared and served in hygienic conditions.
The Catering on Board Ship Series addresses the new MLC 2006 regulations and aims to help improve the standard of catering on board by emphasising the importance of food safety, the relationship between diet and health and by motivating cooks to plan and produce ealthier
and more varied meals, while making good use of the provisioning budget.
Each part in this series is accompanied by an electronic workbook which highlights key learning points and contains information on further resources as well as assessment questions. Where appropriate, printable recipes are also provided.
The Mariner's Role in Collecting Evidence (Edition 2)
Produced in association with North of
England P&I Association, this new
edition of The Mariner's Role in
Collecting Evidence focuses on the importance of collecting and preserving good factual evidence in the event of incidents on board. The programme features a
dramatised scenario. A seafarer has a fall on board resulting in little more... Learn More
The Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan
The objective of this training package is to inform and motivate all seafarers to increase the energy efficiency of their operations. It covers the background before describing in detail what’s required for effective energy efficiency management onboard. This training package addresses the issues that shipping is... Learn More
Training, Mentoring and Assessment on Board (Edition 2)
In 2007, the Maritime Labour Convention was updated with new guidelines relating to employment conditions, training quality and safety requirements for employees in the maritime industry. In 2010, the International Maritime Organization Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for seafarers (STCW) was also revised... Learn More
Unsafe Act Awareness
Notwithstanding the advent of the ISM Code, shipboard accidents resulting in death and personal injury continue to occur. Those accidents may just be the tip of the iceberg. Beneath the surface there may be countless unsafe acts and conditions that arise on a daily basis. These could all have serious... Learn More
Vessel General Permit
Vessel General Permit (VGP) is a system of environmental regulation designed to reduce pollution by vessels visiting US ports or operating in US waters. It is comprehensive and deals with many areas previously unregulated. Yet even for the best managed vessels it provides a significant challenge, requiring a detailed review... Learn More
Vessel General Permit (Edition 2)
Vessel General Permit, or VGP, is a permit under which vessels are authorised to discharge effluentincidental to normal operations within US waters.
Failure to comply with VGP standards and practices can lead to heavy fines and even imprisonment. It applies to almost all commercial vessels in US waters.
Originally introduced in 2008,... Learn More
Welcome Aboard! Dealing With Ferry Passengers
This programme gives guidance on establishing a good level of customer service. It provides advice on how to deal with passengers effectively, including those who are disruptive. It covers many aspects of service including why customer satisfaction matters, effective communications, understanding passenger behaviour, and handling aggressive passengers and difficult situations.The... Learn More
Well Travelled? Staying Healthy on Working Trips
Travellers are generally more at risk of contracting infectious diseases than any other group, and for people who travel for work - the risk can be even higher. This video training package is aimed at anyone who travels as part of their job. It shows how to minimise the risk... Learn More
Who Needs It? Personal Protective Equipment
This series of nine linked video modules is designed to encourage seafarers not just to use PPE, but to use it properly. It is structured to allow the selection for viewing only of those modules appropriate to any given audience.
In the introductory module, it is stressed that safety is ultimately... Learn More
Working Aloft on Tankers and Gas Carriers
On ships of all kinds working aloft is a regular activity. Maintenance and inspection jobs may need to be done at height while at sea, in port or dry dock. On tankers and gas carriers it is possible to fall as far as 30 metres into a tank.
Falls from height... Learn More
Working at Height (Scaffolding Systems & Platforms)
Working at height can be dangerous, especially at sea. Every year sees deaths that could have been prevented. Deadly mistakes can happen at any stage of the process; when you are planning what kind of access equipment to use, or designing and erecting a scaffold, not just when it is... Learn More
Working Together - Racial & Sexual Discrimination on Board
The world of work has changed. In today's workplace traditional roles have fast disappeared. Women increasingly follow careers once only pursued by men, while men are happy to do what was once known as ‘women's work’. Around the world companies now routinely employ workers of different nationalities and cultures. New... Learn More
Working With Maritime Security Guards
As part of their anti-piracy measures, many shipping companies now employ armed security guards aboard vessels that transit pirate waters.
However, there are legal and safety risks associated with the use of armed guards and it is vital to choose a Private Maritime Security Company (PMSC) that offers highly competent... Learn More
Working With Multinational Crews - It's a Cultural Thing!
In sharp contrast to the situation that may have prevailed in the past, ships’ crews these days frequently include seafarers of many different nationalities. This mix of cultures can bring great benefits, but a lack awareness of differing cultural values can have the potential to create ... Learn More