Marine Pilot Ladder Safety course now available

Published on 14/03/2022 by CMCKE

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What is this training about?

Pilots and Pilotage Authorities regularly undertake transfer of persons between vessels at sea.  There have been accidents, some fatal, whilst transferring persons between vessels making way.  In each case, personal competence and effective decision making was brought into question which resulted in prosecutions being made. 

The key lessons from such incidents are that trained and fully briefed persons should be used to conduct transfers with appropriate risk assessment being carried out, strict operational procedures followed and a company focus on behavioural safety at the forefront of effective decision making.

Our Marine Pilot Safety Training course, has been driven and developed in close collaboration with Peel Ports Group, allowing employers across industry to demonstrate they meet their legal/moral obligations whilst giving the employee confidence in carrying out a safe transfer at sea.

What's involved?

This one day course includes classroom theory, with the practical element taking place in our Environmental Training Tank.  The morning theory session is consolidated in the practical session, starting in benign conditions, before gradually worsening (through waves, rain and darkness) to the point they recognise it is not safe to continue.

Some delegates (dependent on role) will be required to climb a 9 meter vertical pilot ladder and perform a ‘step across’ to a fixed platform. This develops confidence for the delegate as well as demonstrating to the employer that they are physically capable of performing the task.

How much is it?

The price per group of 8 is £2310.

How do I book?

Simply email us at and we'll do the rest.

Need more information?

Download our Course information sheet


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