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Control measure

Safe system of work: Unstable vessel

TRAINING SPECIFICATION

Knowledge and understanding

Control measure element Learning outcome

Safe system of work: Unstable vessel

Understand:

  • The causes, signs and symptoms of vessel instability
  • The need for early intervention and application of corrective stability measures
  • The role of the responsible person when evaluating a vessels stability
  • The information relevant to a vessel’s stability
  • The role of a stability officer
  • The information available from ship classification societies and how to access it
  • How to use available equipment to remove water from a vessel
  • The impact of free surface effect

Practical application

Control measure element Learning outcome

Safe system of work: Unstable vessel

Demonstrate the ability to:

  • Establish contact with the responsible person on matters relating to a vessels stability
  • Monitor the effects of operational activities on vessel stability
  • Communicate relevant information to specialist advisers to allow an accurate assessment of a vessel’s stability
  • Establish safe control and effective management to minimise the free surface effect on a vessel
  • Use equipment to remove water from a vessel