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The Merchant Shipping (Life-Saving Appliances for Passenger Ships of Classes III to VI (A)) Regulations 1992

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Regulations 2(3), 5, 6, 7(3), 7(4), 8, 9 and 12

SCHEDULE 11TRAINING MANUALS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR ON-BOARD MAINTENANCE

PART ITRAINING MANUALS

1.  A training manual shall contain instructions and information on the life-saving appliances provided in the ship. It shall also contain information on the best methods of survival. The material in the manual shall be in easily understood terms and illustrated where appropriate.

2.  A training manual may comprise one or more volumes and any part of the instructions and information may be provided in the form of audio-visual aids as an alternative to printed material.

3.  As appropriate, the following shall be explained in detail:

3.1  donning of lifejackets;

3.2  muster at the assigned stations;

3.3  boarding, launching, and clearing the survival craft, rescue and inflated boats;

3.4  method of launching from within the survival craft;

3.5  release from launching appliances;

3.6  methods and use of devices for protection in launching areas;

3.7  illumination in launching areas;

3.8  use of all survival equipment;

3.9  use of all detection equipment;

31.0  with the assistance of illustrations, the use of radio life-saving appliances;

3.11  use of sea anchors;

3.12  use of engine and accessories;

3.13  recovery of survival craft, rescue and inflated boats including stowage and securing;

3.14  hazards of exposure and the need for warm clothing;

3.15  best use of the survival craft facilities in order to survive;

3.16  methods of retrieval, including the use of helicopter rescue gear (slings, baskets, stretchers), breeches-buoy and shore life-saving apparatus and ship’s line-throwing apparatus;

3.17  all other functions contained in the muster list and emergency instructions; and

3.18  instructions for emergency repair of the life-saving appliances.

Regulations 2(3), 5, 6, 7(3), 7(4), 8, 9 and 11

PART IIINSTRUCTIONS FOR ON-BOARD MAINTENANCE

1.  Instructions for on-board maintenance of life-saving appliances shall be in easily understood terms and illustrated wherever possible.

2.  As appropriate the instructions shall include the following for each appliance:

2.1  a checklist for use when carrying out the inspections required by regulation 11;

2.2  maintenance and repair instructions;

2.3  schedule of periodic maintenance;

2.4  diagram of lubrication points with the recommended lubricants;

2.5  list of replaceable parts;

2.6  list of sources of spare parts; and

2.7  log for records of inspections and maintenance.

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