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Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2020/12 of 2 August 2019 supplementing Directive (EU) 2017/2397 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the standards for competences and corresponding knowledge and skills, for the practical examinations, for the approval of simulators and for medical fitness (Text with EEA relevance)

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7. Health and safety and environmental protection

7.1.The boatman shall be able to adhere to safe working rules, understand the importance of health and safety rules and the importance of the environment.

The boatman shall be able to:

COLUMN 1 COMPETENCE COLUMN 2 KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
1. work according to instructions and rules for safety at work and prevention of accidents;
1.

Knowledge of the advantages of safe working practices.

2.

Knowledge of the nature of on board hazards.

3.

Ability to prevent dangers related to on board hazards, for example:

  • movements of the craft;

  • provision for safe embarkation and disembarkation of the craft (e.g. gangplank, ship’s boat);

    • safely stowing movable objects;

    • working with machinery;

    • recognising electric hazards;

    • fire precautions and firefighting;

    • professional use of hand tools;

    • professional use of portable power tools;

    • compliance with health and hygiene;

    • removal of slip, fall and tripping hazards.

4.

Knowledge of relevant health and safety working instructions during activities that take place on board.

5.

Knowledge of applicable regulations concerning safe and sustainable working conditions.

6.

Ability to prevent accidents in activities which might be hazardous to personnel or craft related to

  • loading and unloading cargoes;

  • mooring and unmooring;

  • working aloft;

  • working with chemicals;

  • working with batteries;

  • presence in engine-room;

  • lifting loads (manually and mechanically);

  • entry into and working in enclosed spaces.

7.

Ability to understand orders and to communicate with others in relation to on-board duties.

2. use personal protective equipment to prevent accidents;
1.

Knowledge of personal protective equipment.

2.

Ability to use personal protective equipment, for example:

  • eye protection,

  • respiratory protection,

  • ear protection,

  • head protection,

  • protective clothing.

3. take required precautions before entering enclosed spaces.
1.

Knowledge of the hazards associated with entering enclosed spaces.

2.

Knowledge of precautions to be taken and tests or measurements to be carried out to determine whether or not an enclosed space has been made safe for entry, and while working in enclosed space.

3.

Ability to apply safety instructions before entering certain spaces on board for example:

  • holds,

  • coffer dams,

  • double hull.

4.

Ability to take precautions concerning work in enclosed spaces.

7.2.The boatman shall be able to acknowledge the importance of training aboard and act immediately in the event of emergencies.

The boatman shall be able to:

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1. act in the case of emergencies according to applicable instructions and procedures;
1.

Knowledge of various types of emergencies.

2.

Knowledge of routine to follow in the case of an alarm.

3.

Knowledge of procedures applicable in the case of an accident.

4.

Ability to act according to instructions and procedures.

2. perform medical first aid;
1.

Knowledge of general principles of first aid including appreciation of body structure and functions on board a craft after assessment of a situation.

2.

Ability to maintain physical and mental condition and personal hygiene in the case of first aid.

3.

Knowledge of relevant measures in the case of accidents in accordance with recognised best practices.

4.

Ability to assess needs of casualties and threats to own safety.

5.

Ability to perform required measures in cases of emergency, including to:

a)

position casualty,

b)

apply resuscitation techniques,

c)

control bleeding,

d)

apply appropriate measures of basic shock management,

e)

apply appropriate measures in the event of burns and scalds, including accidents caused by electric current.

f)

rescue and transport a casualty.

6.

Ability to improvise bandages and to use materials in emergency kit.

3. use and maintain personal protective equipment and shipboard life-saving equipment;
1.

Knowledge of periodical checks of personal protection, escape routes and rescue equipment as regards function, damage, wear and other imperfections.

2.

Ability to react in the case of identified imperfections including relevant communication procedures.

3.

Ability to use personal life-saving appliances, for example:

  • lifebuoys including relevant equipment, and

  • lifejackets including relevant equipment on lifejackets, such as fixed or flashing lights and whistle firmly secured by a cord.

4.

Knowledge of functions of the ship’s boat.

5.

Ability to prepare, launch, sail, recover and stow the ship’s boat.

4. provide assistance in the case of rescue operations and swim;
1.

Ability to rescue and transport a casualty.

2.

Ability to use swimming skills for rescue operations.

5. use emergency escape routes;
Ability to keep escape routes free (according to local features on board).
6. use internal emergency communication and alarm systems.
Ability to use emergency communication and alarm systems and equipment
7.3.The boatman shall be able to take precautions to prevent fire and shall use the firefighting equipment correctly.

The boatman shall be able to:

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1. distinguish the elements of fire and types and sources of ignition;
1.

Knowledge of the possible causes of fire during different activities as well as knowledge of the classification of fires according to the European Standard EN or equivalent.

2.

Knowledge of the elements of the combustion process.

3.

Ability to apply the basics of fire-fighting.

2. use different types of fire extinguishers;
1.

Knowledge of different characteristics and classes of fire extinguishers.

2.

Ability to apply various methods of firefighting and use extinguishing equipment and fixed installations taking into account for example:

  • the use of different types of portable fire extinguishers, and

  • the influence of wind while approaching the fire.

3. act according to shipboard fire-fighting procedures and organisation;
1.

Knowledge of on board systems to fight fire.

2.

Ability to tackle fire and to take relevant notification measures.

4. follow instructions concerning: personal equipment, methods, extinguishing agents and procedures during firefighting and rescue operations.
1.

Knowledge of procedures to avoid personal danger.

2.

Ability to act according to the emergency procedure.

7.4.The boatman shall be able to perform duties taking into account the importance of protecting the environment.

The boatman shall be able to:

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1. protect the environment in accordance with relevant regulations;
1.

Knowledge of the national and international regulations concerning the protection of the environment.

2.

Ability to use available documentation and information systems concerning environmental issues according to instructions.

3.

Knowledge of the consequences of possible leaks, spills or release of pollutants into the environment.

4.

Knowledge of dangerous goods and classifications with regards to environmental aspects.

2. take precautions to prevent pollution of the environment;
1.

Knowledge of general precautions to prevent pollution of the environment.

2.

Ability to follow general precautions and to apply safe bunkering procedures.

3.

Ability to take measures according to instructions in the event of collision, for example by sealing of leaks.

3. use resources efficiently;
1.

Knowledge of efficient use of fuel consumption.

2.

Ability to use materials in an economical and energy saving way.

4. dispose of waste in an environmentally friendly fashion.
1.

Knowledge of applicable regulations concerning waste.

2.

Ability to carry out the collection, delivery and disposal of:

  • craft oil and fat,

  • cargo residues, and

  • other types of waste goods.

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