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Colombo International Nautical and Engineering College


Shipboard Safety and Effective

Communication During Cargo


At the end of this program the candidates will be able to reduce accidents due to negligence and
overlooking basic aspects of safety when attending day to day functions on board a ship. It will
focus on using hand tools and other equipment.
Also candidates will be able to communicate efficiently and effectively during cargo operations.

Target group.
This training program will target the Deck and Engine ratings and other support staff of the ship
mainly attending to the support level work under the supervision of senior Deck Officers and

2.5 days (15 hours)
1.Adehering to Safety (03 hrs)
 Introduction
 Case studies of accidents
 What is safety culture
 Developing correct attitude towards safety and importance of maintaining safety
 Near miss reporting system

2. Use of PPE (03 hrs)

Use of PPE will be covered in a lecture along with a demonstration of protective equipment.
 Need and importance of using working clothes and personal protective equipment
 Job hazard analysis
 Head protection
 Hearing protection
 Face and eye protection
 Respiratory protection
 Hand and Foot protection
 Protection from falls

3. Safe Working Practices (03 hrs)

This area will be covered as a lecture. Multimedia and white board will be used as teaching aids
where required.
 Working aloft.
 Procedures to be followed prior to commencing any hot work.
 Important aspects to be considered when painting.
 Working on electrically operated machinery and power isolation and its
 Working on automatically and remotely operated machinery and blocking their
 Precautions to be taken and safety aspects to be observed on lifting gear.
 Important aspects when handling chemicals.
 Precautions to be taken and safety aspects to be observed when handling fluids
under high pressures.
4. Manual lifting and carrying of weights (03 Hrs)
 Risks involved resulting in serious back and other due to incorrect procedures
when lifting weights
 Emphasis on being trained individually before carrying different weights on board
 Load inspection (weight, surface condition etc.)
 Lifting loads – correct posture
 Lifting loads from below knee level
 Use of PPE such as safety shoes and back supports
 Use of mechanical aids such as a chain block
 Extra care to be exercised considering the ship’s motion when at sea
 Coordinating lifting actions when two or more people are carrying a load.

For Engine Ratings No:5 and Deck Ratings No: 6

5. E/R Safety ( 03 Hrs )

The correct handling of some equipment will be demonstrated.
 Milling machine.
 Shaping machine.
 Manual metal arc welding.
 Bench grinder.
 Angle grinder.
 Bench drill.
 Lathe machine.
 Power saw.

6. Effective communication during cargo operations (03 Hrs)