The dangers of entering enclosed spaces on ships and offshore structures has been widely reported. In order to assist professional vessel operators and managers in managing this risk, Red One has launched a new Maritime Enclosed Space Entry training course for engineers and crew.
This course features both theory and practical elements, designed to provide delegates with the knowledge and skills to keep both themselves and their colleagues safe when working within these hazardous areas. With its debut on 17th August at Red One’s Maritime Training School at Camels Head, Plymouth, this new course is aimed at individuals who are seeking to further build their skills or train to work in the maritime industry.
It is designed for both seafarers and shore based personnel that are engaged in activities in enclosed or confined spaces on ships or offshore structures where cramped conditions can make it dangerous to work.
Making enclosed space working safer!
Maritime Enclosed Space is a term used in safety regulations that refers to an area where cramped conditions make it dangerous. It is an area with a small entrance or opening that is large enough for someone to enter and work. On a vessel or offshore structure, a maritime enclosed space would include for example Cargo Holds & Tanks, Ballast Tanks, Double Bottoms, Chain Lockers, Void Spaces, Compartments & Stern Tubes.
Delegates will come away with knowledge of:
- Legislation regarding current working practices and enclosed space regulations
- Safe access/egress within an enclosed space
- Problems relating to hazardous atmospheres and gas detection
- Personal protective equipment and hygiene
- Permits to work and safe systems of work
Delegates will also learn:
- Practical exercises in working in enclosed spaces,
- Practical exercises in escape techniques,
- Set up and practical use of access equipment and Emergency Escape Breathing Devices.
“We recognized the urgent need for a quality Maritime Enclosed Entry Training Course within the marine sector as entry to and egress from enclosed or confined spaces is a continuing problem within the global maritime industry. We expect the course will be popular with engineers and crew across all sectors of the industry. Our new course will address the main issues around safe working practices, the build-up of toxic gases, oxygen depletion that can lead to asphyxiation and entrapment within an enclosed space“ commented Chris Thain, Director, Business Development and Marketing, Red One.
For newcomers to the marine industry, no previous enclosed space working experience is necessary to attend this course. The training, conducted over one full day and with learning achieved through both theory and practical exercises, will ensure that delegates receive guidance to meet the IMO’s SOLAS, Chapter III, Reg.19 requirements. Delegates will be assessed via a written multi-choice test and continuous practical assessment.
This course also provides information on the selection & use of Portable Atmosphere Testing Instruments for gas detection and/or evidence of oxygen depletion in Maritime Enclosed Spaces. For larger groups, this course can also be presented at the client’s workplace, if appropriate facilities are available.
Red One plans to hold the course on a monthly basis and delegate places can be booked via www.red1ltd.com.
About Red One’s Services
Providing a complete suite of courses for dealing with incidents ranging from fires in vessels on small inland waterways to the incident command of large incidents on ocean going ships, all Red One Maritime School courses are ISO 9001: 2008 compliant and where appropriate, are accredited by the relevant authorities or examination bodies, including the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
We can also create bespoke courses for customers that are accredited through our approval centre with a number of nationally recognised qualification bodies.
Utilising our modern training facilities, Maritime School has use of two ships structures/rigs and a fixed fire fighting installation demonstration unit. Maritime School also has access to a wide range of boats and ships, from small commercial craft to large naval and commercial vessels. We also have unique access to a large Port and Naval Docks which, when required, can be utilised to provide greater realism to the courses we offer.
Our primary aim is to equip delegates with the ability to safely and competently face emergency situations, fire or otherwise at sea and to control and resolve them without loss of life or injury and whilst reducing the costs associated with such loss.