Only those trained and competent to do so should operate any lifting appliance.
Training may be in-house, including on-the-job training by another worker or a supervisor, or may be provided by the equipment manufacturer or another outside body. It will be for the employer to decide the most appropriate form of training to be provided. Instruction should be given to the vessel's personnel to enable them to appreciate factors affecting the safe operation of work equipment. Training and safety information for those on board should include an understanding of the relevant sections of the Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen.
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