Course Syllabus

In accordance with SIP005 – GUIDANCE ON MOORING.

 Course Duration: 1 day

Ratio: 1 Instructor: 10 trainees (1 day only to include practical training)

Aim: To provide the theoretical knowledge and awareness when working in Berthing and Mooring. Practical exercise can be carried out if there is a relevant area to train.

Elements: The Berthing and Mooring course will comprise of theoretical and practical instruction covering the following:-

a. Responsibilities under the Health and Safety Law
b. Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
c. The Provisional Use Of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
d. Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998
e. Personal Protective Equipment to include the use of harnesses and gas respirators etc,
f. L148 ACOP –  Safety In docks

Knowledge:  On completion of training on Berthing and Mooring trainees will have a theoretical understanding of the following:-
a. Responsibilities under the Health and safety Law and relevant statutory legislation including working at height.
b. Common causes of Dangers when berthing and mooring
c. Organisation and Planning of berthing and mooring
d. Selection of Work Equipment
e. Inspection of Work Equipment
f. Precautions when entering confined spaces
g. Personal Protective Equipment

Skill: On completion of training on Berthing and Mooring the trainees will be able to:-
a. Have an understanding of how to carry out berthing and mooring
b. The dangers when working docks and ships
c. What PPE must be worn and how to wear it (if applicable)
d. Put in place emergency procedures
e. Able to identify a permit to work document.


If there is an area available then there will be a practical exercise of berthing and mooring.

Company to provide warning signs, and any special PPE as necessary.

The practical training will be carried out in accordance with Company policy and trainees’ needs and requirements.