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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, passenger rights and environmental protection

7.1.The boatmaster shall be able to monitor the applicable legal requirements and take measures to ensure the safety of life.

The boatmaster shall be able to:

COLUMN 1 COMPETENCE COLUMN 2 KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
1. apply national and international legislation and take appropriate measures for health protection and the prevention of accidents;
1.

Knowledge of legislation for health protection and prevention of accidents.

2.

Ability to apply safety procedures based on applicable legislation in the field of safety and working conditions.

2. control and monitor validity of the craft’s certificate and other documents relevant to the craft and its operation;
1.

Knowledge of legislation on periodic checks of equipment and construction parts.

2.

Ability to check the validity of certificates and other documents relevant to the craft and its operation.

3. comply with safety regulations during all working procedures by using relevant safety measures in order to avoid accidents;
1.

Knowledge of safe working practices and safe working procedures.

2.

Ability to organise safe working procedures, to motivate and monitor crew members to apply safe working rules.

4. control and monitor all safety measures necessary for cleaning enclosed spaces before persons open, enter and clean those facilities.
1.

Ability to organise safety control and monitor safety procedures if crew or other persons enter enclosed spaces (e.g. ballast tanks, cofferdams, tanks, double hull spaces) including keeping watch.

2.

Ability to conduct a risk assessment before entering enclosed spaces.

3.

Knowledge of precautions to take before entering an enclosed space and while work is being carried out in an enclosed space, for example:

  • hazards of enclosed spaces,

  • atmosphere tests prior to entry,

  • control of entry into enclosed spaces,

  • safeguards for enclosed space entry,

  • protective equipment (e.g. harnesses and respiratory equipment),

  • work in enclosed spaces.

4.

Ability to take appropriate actions in the event of an emergency

7.2.The boatmaster shall be able to maintain safety and security for persons on board including direct assistance to disabled persons and persons with reduced mobility in accordance with the training requirements and instructions of Annex IV to Regulation (EU) No 1177/2010.

The boatmaster shall be able to:

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1. use life-saving appliances and apply life-saving procedures for victims and own personal safety;
1.

Knowledge of available life-saving equipment.

2.

Ability to use life-saving appliances and to apply life- saving procedures for victims and own personal safety.

2. organise crisis management training exercises for behaviour in emergency situations, e.g. fire, leakage warning, explosion, collision, ‘person over board’ and evacuation;
1.

Knowledge of emergency procedures.

2.

Ability to instruct crew members on emergency procedures.

3.

Ability to organise periodic training of the crew on board the vessel in preparation for an emergency situation including organisation of firefighting and abandon craft drills.

3. give instructions related to fire prevention, personal protection equipment, methods, firefighting material, respirators and possible application of these devices in emergencies;
1.

Knowledge of the applicable fire prevention laws and regulation on the use of tobacco and possible ignition sources.

2.

Ability to comply with relevant regulations on fire detection systems; fixed and mobile fire-extinguishing equipment and related appliances e.g. pumping, rescue, salvage, personal protective and communication equipment.

3.

Ability to control the monitoring and maintenance of fire detection and extinguishing systems and equipment.

4.

Ability to instruct crew and shipboard personnel to apply safe working rules and to maintain personal protection and personal safety equipment.

4. perform first aid;
1.

Ability to act in compliance of first aid standards and practices.

5. establish an effective on-board system to control life-saving appliances and correct application of personal protection equipment.
1.

Knowledge of legislation applicable to life-saving appliance and safe working condition regulations.

2.

Ability to maintain and perform periodic checks of operational condition of life-saving, fire-fighting and other safety equipment and systems.

3.

Ability to instruct on, to motivate and supervise the correct use of (personal) safety equipment by crew members and shipboard personnel.

6. organise assistance for disabled persons and persons with reduced mobility.
1.

Knowledge of training requirements and instructions of Annex IV to Regulation (EU) No 1177/2010.

2.

Ability to perform and organise direct assistance to disabled persons and persons with reduced mobility.

7.3.The boatmaster shall be able to set up emergency and damage control plans, and handle emergency situations.

The boatmaster shall be able to:

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1. initiate preparations for rescue plans of different types of emergencies;
1.

Knowledge of different types of emergencies which may occur such as collision, fire, flooding, sinking.

2.

Ability to organise shipboard contingency plans for response to emergencies and to assign specific duties to crew members including monitoring and control.

2. train on methods to prevent fire, recognition of origin of fire and firefighting according to the different skills of crew members;
1.

Knowledge of fire-fighting procedures with particular emphasis on tactics and command.

2.

Knowledge of the use of water for fire-extinguishing with regard to the effect on vessel stability, and ability to take appropriate measures.

3.

Ability to communicate and coordinate during fire- fighting operations including communication with external organisations and to actively take part in rescue and fire-fighting operations.

3. train on the use of life-saving appliances;
1.

Knowledge of particular characteristics and facilities of rescue devices.

2.

Ability to launch and recover a ship’s boat and instruct crew members and shipboard personnel on the use of a ship’s boat.

4. give instructions on rescue plans, escape routes and internal communication and alarm systems.
1.

Knowledge of legislation applying to rescue plans and safety rota.

2.

Ability to give instructions on rescue plans, escape routes and internal communication and alarm systems.

7.4.The boatmaster shall be able to ensure compliance with requirements for environmental protection.

The boatmaster shall be able to:

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1. take precautions to prevent environmental pollution and use relevant equipment;
1.

Knowledge of procedures to prevent pollution of the environment.

2.

Ability to take precautions to prevent pollution of the environment.

3.

Ability to apply safe bunkering procedures.

4.

Ability to take measures and give instructions in the event of damage, collision and running aground including the sealing of leaks.

2. apply environmental protection laws;
1.

Knowledge of environmental regulations.

2.

Ability to motivate crew members and board personnel to take relevant measures for environmentally friendly behaviour or to behave in an environmentally friendly way.

3. use equipment and materials in an economical and environmentally friendly way.
1.

Knowledge of procedures to make sustainable use of resources.

2.

Ability to instruct crew in using equipment and materials in an economical and environmentally friendly way.

4. instruct and monitor sustainable waste disposal.
1.

Knowledge of legislation on waste disposal.

2.

Ability to ensure sustainable waste disposal and to instruct crew members and board personnel accordingly.

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