MAINTENANCE OF LIFEBOAT ON-LOAD RELEASE SYSTEMS

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MAINTENANCE OF LIFEBOAT ON-LOAD RELEASE SYSTEMS

Code No: 759

Video Running Time: 36 minutes

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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 package, available as a CD-ROM or video and workbook, addresses the issue of inadequate maintenance. In addition it will help in familiarising crew with the equipment and in avoiding unsafe practices during maintenance.

The training package provides a refresher course for those on board ship carrying out and supervising the maintenance of on-load release mechanisms. It is designed to complement the instructions and manuals provided on board. The package emphasises the importance of carrying out maintenance as detailed in the manufacturers' manuals and of keeping to SOLAS requirements.

The package is modular and the different sections can be watched and studied with the workbook at different training sessions. After an introductory section there are sections detailing the reasons for maintenance and hanging off procedures followed by sections detailing the maintenance procedures for five manufacturers. These are:-

  • Mills Titan
  • Harding
  • Tor
  • Fassmer
  • Hatecke

Each of these sections deals with the weekly inspection required by SOLAS as well as the monthly or quarterly inspection depending on the manufacturer. There are final sections dealing with annual maintenance and the principles of maintenance.

Produced in Association with:

STEAMSHIP MUTUALSTEAMSHIP MUTUAL UNDERWRITING ASSOCIATION (BERMUDA)