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Sanding a teak deck is part of a vessel’s maintenance program. So it’s essential to know why to sand, when not to sand and how to sand. The primary reason for sanding a teak deck relatively smooth is to allow moisture and contaminants to run off the decks rather than become entrapped on the deck surface. Teak, like all woods, can decay. The softwood between the grain lines wears and deteriorates faster than the hardwood of the grain lines. As a result, the wood develops a raised grain or rough surface.

Maintenance and Repair
13 minutes
Avg. rating 4.6

In this course, we will talk about the deadly dozen. The deadly dozen refers to twelve common conditions that can act as precursors to human error; leading to incidents. These conditions can influence people to make unintentional mistakes.

Human Resource
38 minutes
Avg. rating 4.6

This course is a free introduction to the key concepts of celestial navigation for mariners. It is divided into three courses, Getting Started in Celestial Navigation, Going Further in Celestial Navigation and Advanced Concepts in Celestial Navigation. It is highly recommended to take these courses in this order.

Navigation
42 minutes
Avg. rating 4.8

This short course will take you through an introduction and overview of the FarSounder Argos 3D Forward Looking Sonar (3D-FLS) navigation products.

Electronics
10 minutes
Avg. rating 4.5

We want everyone to stay safe at work. Most days as we go about our routine everyday duties it is all plain sailing, as we try and do the right thing. However, there is always a risk that things can go wrong and in the blink of an eye, life can change. We all try to do everything we can to stay safe, and we all try to take care of our equipment ensuring that it is well-maintained and operating safely. Yet, despite this, we still experience failure of equipment which causes incidents often with severe consequences.

Human Resource
30 minutes
Avg. rating 4.6

This incident is based on the experiences of the UK P&I Club. Accidents like the one in this course can and do happen. As you go through this course, ask yourself, "Could this happen on my ship?"

Medical
7 minutes
Avg. rating 4.6

Extending the life of a teak deck and protect your investment with regular cleaning, maintenance and repairs. The ultimate decking choice is teak because of its durability, anti-slip properties, rot resistance, insulation and of course, its beauty. To maximise its value - clean it properly, lightly sand it once each year and inspect it for potential repairs. A properly maintained deck can last 5 to 15 years longer than one that is poorly maintained.

Maintenance and Repair
9 minutes
Avg. rating 4.6

In this short course, you will learn how to take care of your deck and how to re-seam it. At Teakdecking Systems we understand that it can be a big job. An ageing teak deck can have proud caulking and scuffing a foot on the deck could loosen the caulk. In such cases tugging on the caulking will easily pull it up or if the caulk has separated from the teak planking, it will eventually loosen if not repaired. These gaps will trap water and potentially cause damage.

We have perfected the art of caulking and want to share our advice to prevent frustrations.

Maintenance and Repair
30 minutes
Avg. rating 4.6

This short course will discuss injuries related to hot working environments, prevention of heat-related illness, signs and symptoms, and management of such illness.

Medical
9 minutes
Avg. rating 4.5

This incident is based on the experiences of the UK P&I Club. Accidents like the one in this course can and do happen. As you go through this course, ask yourself, "Could this happen on my ship?"

Engineering
10 minutes
Avg. rating 4.6

Covid-19 has been a major negative stress factor for crew and shipping organisations. The seafarer is one of the most exposed working groups to mental illness, as onboard life can be isolated, have long working hours, unhealthy food habits, give less qualitative sleep and entail stressful situations. Mental health has for a long time been stigmatised and shameful. The truth is that this is as much real as our physical health and actually these two are connected in several ways! It is time to skip the shame and bring mental health to the table.

Health and Wellbeing
1 hour and 4 minutes
Avg. rating 4.6

Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects millions of people worldwide, and seafarers are no exception. People who work at sea often face unique challenges, including disrupted routines, limited access to medical care, difficulty maintaining a healthy diet, and getting regular physical activity which increases the risk of seafarers for developing diabetes. These challenges can also make it difficult for diabetic seafarers to manage their condition and increase the risk of complications.

Medical
1 hour and 10 minutes
Avg. rating 4.5