Working Aloft Training
Working Aloft Training – WAT
Personnel working aloft or overside with high risk of falling, resulting in an injury.
The participants will be introduced to the specific hazards associated with working aloft. Severe consequences of accidents such as slips, trips and falls can be prevented by correct procedures, for example, the use of hard hats and proper protective clothes. Safety harnesses sometimes limit the freedom of movement and may not be connected to a fixed point. This may speed up the job but at the same time increases the risk of serious injury. WAT training course will provide skills and knowledge about key safety issues associated with working aloft on ships and will focus on minimizing the risk of accidents. In principle, when working aloft, bosun chairs, stage boards or scaffolding shall be prepared. Summarized below are some basic check items prior working aloft. These procedures are only indicative, not exhaustive in nature and one must always be guided by practices of good seamanship Where possible, staging or a ladder should be used and secured firmly.
- ASSESING THE RISK OF WORKING ALOFT
- THE PERMIT TO WORK ALOFT
- SKILLS AND SUITABILITY OF THE WORKING AT HEIGHT TEAM
- CONDITION OF TEH ACCESS EQUIPMENT
- PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)
- RISK OF HIGHTS IN ENCLOSED SPACES
- FALL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT
- INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE OF EQUIPMENT
Duration: 1 day