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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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1. Specific competences and assessment situations

Examiners are free to decide about the content of the individual examination elements. Examiners shall test 20 out of 25 category I elements.

Examiners shall test 8 out of 12 category II elements.

Applicants can reach 10 points in each element as a maximum result.

For category I, applicants must reach a minimum of 7 out of 10 points in each element. For category II, applicants must reach a minimum total score of 40 points.

NoCompetencesExamination elementsCategory I-II
10.1.1use materials available on board such as winches, bollards, ropes and wires considering relevant work safety measures including the use of personal protective and rescue equipment;I
20.1.2connect and disconnect push/barge combinations using the required equipment and materials;I
30.1.2use equipment and materials available on board for coupling operations considering relevant work safety measures including the use of personal protective and rescue equipment;I
40.1.3demonstrate anchor manoeuvres;I
50.1.3use equipment and materials available on board for anchoring operations considering relevant work safety measures including the use of personal protective and rescue equipment;I
60.1.4secure the watertightness of the craft;I
70.1.4work according to the checklist on deck and in the living quarters such as waterproofing and securing of the hatches and holds;I
80.1.5explain and demonstrate the applicable procedures to deck crew member while passing locks, weirs and bridges;II
90.1.6handle and maintain the craft’s day and night marking system, signs and sound signals;I
100.3.3use methods to determine the amount of cargo loaded or discharged;II
110.3.3calculate the amount of liquid cargo using the soundings or tank tables, or both;II
120.4.1operate and control the machinery in the engine room following procedures;I
130.4.1explain safe function, operation and maintenance of the bilge and ballast system including: reporting incidents associated with transfer operations and ability to correctly measure and report tank levels;II
140.4.1prepare and operate shut-off-operations of the engines after operation;I
150.4.1operate pumping bilge, ballast and cargo pumping systems;I
160.4.1use hydraulic and pneumatic systems;I
170.4.2use switchboard;I
180.4.2use shore supply;I
190.4.3apply safe working procedures in maintenance and repair of engines and equipment;I
200.4.5maintain and to take care of pumps, piping systems, bilge- and ballast systems;II
210.5.1clean all accommodation spaces, the wheelhouse and keeping the household in a proper way complying with the rules of hygiene including responsibility for their own accommodation space;II
220.5.1clean the engine rooms and engines using the appropriate cleansing materials;I
230.5.1clean and to preserve the outer parts, the hull and the decks of the craft in the correct order using the appropriate materials according to environmental rules;II
240.5.1take care of the craft and household waste disposal according to environmental rules;II
250.5.2maintain and take care of all technical equipment according to technical instructions and use maintenance programmes (including digital);I
260.5.3use and store ropes and wires according to safe working practices and rules;II
270.5.4splice wires and ropes, apply knots according to their use and maintain wires and ropes;I
280.6.1use required technical and nautical terms as well as terms related to social aspects in standardised communication phrases;I
290.7.1prevent dangers related to on board hazards;I
300.7.1prevent activities which might be hazardous to personnel or craft;I
310.7.2use personal protective equipment;I
320.7.3use swimming skills for rescue operations;II
330.7.3use rescue equipment in the case of rescue operations and rescue and transport a casualty;II
340.7.4keep escape routes free;II
350.7.5use emergency communication and alarm systems and equipment;I
360.7.6, 0.7.7apply various methods of firefighting and extinguish equipment and fixed installations;I
370.7.8perform medical first aid.I

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