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Recovery of Persons in Water (PIW) Guide to Good Practice for Small Vessels
Guidance on the application of the IMO Tier III regulation on UK Coded Workboats
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The VTE process is as follows:
(Preamble) See here the MCA Guidance Notice 468 – MGN 468: VTE Scheme
(1) Candidate downloads and completes a Training Record Book – VTE Training_Record_Book_Rev 2
(Updated in 2020)
(2) Once complete, the Candidate applies for an assessment –
VTE Application Form VTE scheme 2019 price list
(3) The Workboat Association will then arrange with the Candidates Employer for an Assessor and Assessment date.
(4) After the Assessment is complete and the funds have been paid, the Workboat Association will either award a Voluntary Towing Endorsement Certificate or arrange for Re-assessment (depending on original assessment result).
This document is created and bound in hard-copy with photographic ID stamped and sealed by the Workboat Association.
Candidates interested in purchasing this Crewmember TRB must prepare 2 x countersigned (by the Employer) Passport Photos and write a cover letter including; Name, Date of Birth, and an Identity No. (Passport, Discharge Book or Driving Licence) prior to application.
Once complete the Cover letter and 2 x countersigned photos can be sent to:
The Workboat Association, 3 Rathdora Mews, Hamble Lane, Bursledon, Hampshire SO31 8EL
Members = £10 Non-members = £25
(Soft copies unavailable).
Guides are priced at: £25 each for Members and £50 each for Non-members.
(The Towage Guide and the Stability Guide = 2 items)
The John Percival Memorial Award is the annual award for the ‘best’ Workboat Industry Apprentice or Trainee.
Download the criteria and nomination form via the following link:
Download the Passage Planning Explained guide by the Workboat Association
Download the Workboat Association’s ‘Workboat Code Explained’ Interactive Guide
(This tool requires Microsoft Powerpoint to function as intended)
Those not able to run Powerpoint should contact the Workboat Association for alternative possibilities.
Download the WA guide on MCA AN1006 here
(Certifying UK flagged Workboats for the Carriage of Dangerous Goods)
The guide aims to assist in the development of a proper cyber risk management strategy in accordance with relevant regulations and best practises on board a small commercial vessel with a focus on work processes, equipment, training, incident response and recovery management.
Download the Guidance on the application of UK plant and machinery capital allowances
Purchase a hard copy of the Operating Large Workboats Good Practice Guide here for £10:
Download here: WA DA GPG edition 2
Free download: Dangerous Goods Manifest template for Workboats: The Workboat Association
The carriage of Dangerous Goods on Workboats: Good Practice Guide
More information can be found here
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