Hand Tools Safety

33 minutes
Avg. rating 4.6

Hand Tools Safety

33 minutes
Avg. rating 4.6

The Hand Tools Safety course shows the learner how to safely select, use, maintain and store hand and power tools on board ships. This course identifies the correct PPE to be worn when using tools and the potential consequences of incorrect use of hand tools on board.

If a crew member does not have the proper tools for the job and the knowledge of how to use them, the person doing the work may injure themself. On ships, hand tools should be used, maintained and stored properly. A good seafarer takes care of the ship's tools.

For this purpose, this course details how personnel on board ships should adequately use hand and powered tools to ensure not to put their own safety at risk or damage the vessel and its machinery. More in detail, this Hand Tools Safety course will cover: hand tools and needed Personnel Safety Equipment (PPE) for using them, correct use and maintenance of hand tools and the dangers presented by power supplies.

Topics in this Course

Engine Machinery and Systems Human Resource Personal Safety Risk Management

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Engine Room Safety and Maintenance Fundamentals

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With a distinguished career in maritime engineering, I bring to the table a wealth of experience from both practical and academic perspectives. I served for over a decade as a marine engineer at sea, mentoring numerous cadets throughout my tenure, with my most recent role being that of a chief engineer.

Over the past seven years, I have pursued an advanced academic path and proudly hold a Master's Degree and a PhD in Maritime Affairs from two prestigious European universities.

My academic pursuits didn't confine me to the classroom. I have actively participated in European maritime research projects as a consultant, continually updating my knowledge across various shipping facets, including the regulatory framework, decarbonization, safety, and marine environmental pollution prevention.

Since 2017, I have transitioned into academia, utilizing my hands-on experience and scholarly insights to impart maritime knowledge. I've been involved in a broad spectrum of STCW and IMO courses, delivering lectures to marine officers at various institutes and academies across Europe.

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  3. Language: English
  4. Length: 33 minutes
  5. Intended for: All personnel on board ships that work with hand tools.
  6. Reference: Based on parts of SOLAS, ILO & MLC guidelines as well as sections of COSWP
  7. Last Updated: January 09, 2024

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