Swing Rope/Personnel Transfer

Prerequisites: This course shall have no formal pre-requisite. Delegates that are not able to swim will be given special attention and instruction as necessary.

Course Length: 1 hour – Course length shall vary depending on the number of delegates. Total course time includes breaks.

Class Size: The maximum number of delegates that may be trained and tested per instructor shall be thirty-five (35) in the classroom session and thirty-five (35) in the practical session.

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Course Objective

  • Provide delegates with an understanding of hazards associated with personnel transfer.
  • Delegates will gain the necessary skills and knowledge to safely transfer in an offshore
  • Delegates will be able to demonstrate the necessary skills during practical examination
    and demonstrate knowledge during written examination

Course Design

  • Power Point© / Lecture / Visual Aids
  • Demonstrations
  • Practical Simulations

Successful Course Completion

  • Successful completion of practical session is mandatory.

Course Content Summary

  • Classroom
  • Practical

Breaks: 10 minutes (if applicable)

Lunch: 1 hour (if applicable)

Course Outline
Boat Travel / Personnel Transfer

  • Vessel Operation
  • Personnel Basket Operations
  • Swing Rope Operations

Practical Session (conducted on Swing Rope Simulator)
Practical shall verify that the delegate is able to complete the following:

  • Inspect and choose the appropriate swing rope
  • Support his or her weight for 10 seconds
  • Successfully swing from elevated to lower platform.
  • Successfully swing from lower to elevated platform.

Training Center Provided Material

  • PFDs
  • PPE

Delegate Requirements

  • Must possess good physical health as the practical training is physical demanding.

Reference Material/Documents
Industry Best Practices

  • Course ID #: MA085


Jun 07 2023


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