Videotel Launches Heavy Lifts And Project Cargoes Programme

March 2, 2015 12:00 am

2 March 2015:
Videotel™ has produced a new training programme which tackles the often complex handling issues involved in the loading or discharge of project cargoes and heavy lifts.

Videotel™ has produced a new training programme which tackles the often complex handling issues involved in the loading or discharge of project cargoes and heavy lifts. This is particularly relevant if ships’ personnel are involved as serious consequences could result if the correct loading and unloading techniques are not strictly followed.

The programme covers the planning involved in preparing for a lift both ashore and onboard; the design of vessel and cranes; maintaining stability throughout the lift and positioning of the load onboard; and the validity and condition of lifting and securing equipment.

A mixture of live action and computer animation is used featuring a number of lifting environments and cargo types, including quayside lifts and offside floated cargo.

Nigel Cleave, CEO of Videotel, explains the value of the new programme in protecting a company’s reputation: “If a lifting operation were to fail due to inadequately trained staff, apart from putting lives at risk and consequential costs involved where projects are delayed as a result, there is also the possibility of severe damage to the cargo, cranes, and even the vessel itself, resulting in large insurance claims.”

Aimed primarily at crew and junior officers new to geared multipurpose or heavy lift vessels as well as shore-based personnel new to heavy lift operations, the main topics covered in the programme are:

  • Planning
  • The vessel and its design
  • Lifting and securing equipment
  • Lifting operations from a quayside
  • Barges and floated cargo
  • Cargo care

Heavy Lifts and Project Cargoes is available in various formats – Videotel On Demand (VOD), VOD Online, DVD and e-Learning CBT (Computer Based Training) – with accompanying workbook.