Deckhand Orientation & Injury Prevention Training Program for Inland & Coastal Waterway Personnel

  • $19.95

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This dynamic program is designed to meet the training curriculum of the American Waterways Operators, Responsible Carrier Program, (RCP) for entry level and deck crew personnel. Training topics cover orientation, safe work practices and hazard awareness instruction.

Modules Titles and Running Times:

  • Onboard Duties and Responsibilities (5 minutes):
    • Topics include: Personal Requirements, Crew Duties, Crew Positions, Work Schedules, Onboard Life
  • Work Policies and Housekeeping (5 minutes):
    • Topics include: PPE, Housekeeping, Tools, Respirator Training, Hearing Protection
  • Safety Policies and Practices (8 minutes):
    • Topics Include: Hazard Awareness, Ladder Safety, Fall Protection, Lockout/Tagout, Confined Space, HAZCOM, SDS, Tool Inspection and Maintenance
  • Emergency Response (7:48 minutes):
    • Topics include: Station Bill, Emergency Duties, Man Overboard, Fire Safety & Response, Fire Extinguishing Equipment
  • Vessel Incident Response (6 minutes):
    • Topics include: Grounding, Sinking, Vessel Abandonment, Collisions, Allisions, Emergency Response
  • Injury Prevention (7 minutes):
    • Topics include: Building a Safety Culture, Slips, Trips and Falls, Back Safety and Lifting, Sprains and Strains, Posture Relief, Stretching, Reporting Unsafe Conditions or Acts
  • Safe Decking and Towing Practices (11 minutes):
    • Topics include: Building Tow, Hand Signals, Radios, Laying Wires and Ratchets, Safe Use of Rigging, Deck Work, Barge Inspection, Hazards at Night, Snow and Ice, Watch the Bump
  • Line Handling (5 minutes):
    • Topics include: Tying up Boat & Barge, Throwing Lines, Safe Line Handling, Line Hazards, Line Snapback, Deck Fittings, Checking Barges, Bight Hazards Responsible Carrier Program

The Responsible Carrier Program was established to define the best industry practices in the areas of company policies, vessel equipment and personnel. The RCP guidelines have been developed based on the unique operational environment specific to the towing industry. Adequate training for all crewmembers is a mainstay of the RCP provision and providing documented training records is imperative to pass the stringent third-party audit process.

Sku: MOX-IW-DeckhandOrient&InjPrev