London, U.K. – 25th February 2015 – Videotel™ has produced a new training programme which tackles the often complex handling issues involved in the loading or discharge of project cargoes and heavy lifts. This is particularly relevant if ships’ personnel are involved as serious consequences could result if the correct loading and unloading techniques are not strictly followed.
The programme covers the planning involved in preparing for a lift both ashore and onboard; the design of vessel and cranes; maintaining stability throughout the lift and positioning of the load onboard; and the validity and condition of lifting and securing equipment.
A mixture of live action and computer animation is used featuring a number of lifting environments and cargo types, including quayside lifts and offside floated cargo.
Nigel Cleave, CEO of Videotel, explains the value of the new programme in protecting a company’s reputation: “If a lifting operation were to fail due to inadequately trained staff, apart from putting lives at risk and consequential costs involved where projects are delayed as a result, there is also the possibility of severe damage to the cargo, cranes, and even the vessel itself, resulting in large insurance claims.”
Aimed primarily at crew and junior officers new to geared multipurpose or heavy lift vessels as well as shore-based personnel new to heavy lift operations, the main topics covered in the programme are:
- The vessel and its design
- Lifting and securing equipment
- Lifting operations from a quayside
- Barges and floated cargo
- Cargo care
Heavy Lifts and Project Cargoes is available in various formats – Videotel On Demand (VOD), VOD Online, DVD and e-Learning CBT (Computer Based Training) – with accompanying workbook.
- Videotel (www.videotel.com), the market-leading provider of training films, animations, computer-based training, and maritime e-Learning courses, is part of KVH Industries, Inc., a premier manufacturer of solutions that provide global high-speed Internet, television, and voice services via satellite to mobile users at sea, on land, and in the air.
- KVH is also a global news, music, and entertainment content provider to many industries including maritime, retail, and leisure.
- Videotel has issued over 20, 000 formal certificates for its range of courses and has a combination of over 250 approvals, recognitions and accreditations for its courses/CBTs, issued by various flag state administrations, classification societies and maritime professional bodies.
- KVH and Videotel are trademarks of KVH Industries, Inc.