This is a valuable document for anyone working in the workboat industry to complete as it gives a thorough record of their experience and skills gained. These Deck TRBs can only be obtained from the Secretary, NWA for a cost of £10 each to NWA members, £25 to Non-members. Applicants will need to send 2 x countersigned passport photographs together with their name, date of birth and passport or discharge book number together with payment, as these Deck Record books are only issued to named individuals to prevent fraud.
We are delighted to report that the final piece of the Apprenticeship 'jigsaw' is now in place – with the Workboat Crewmember Standard and end-point assessment already published, the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) has now recommended a funding band of £20,000 per Apprentice.
It was great to see so many of you at Seawork and to catch up – both around the event and at the NWA Seawork dinner. Please find below a quick round-up of highlights from the event.
Following comments from the industry about the lack of clarity on the application of MGN 490 (M) & 491(M) on the MLC substantial equivalence for crew accommodation below the waterline on workboats up to 500GT, the MCA has reviewed the two notices and rearranged the material in three notices as follows: