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Further Information - Timber Carrier Operations Training


Who is this course for?

Any deck officer or deck rating involved in cargo operations on timber carriers.

Is previous experience required?

No previous experience is required to complete this course.

How will this course benefit me?

By providing you with an understanding of safety regulations and stability considerations for timber carrier operations.

How will this course benefit my company?

By ensuring crew involved in timber carrier operations are aware of relevant regulations, precautions and loading requirements to ensure that cargo operations are safe and successful.

What standards are referred to in this course?

Code of Safe Practice for Ships carrying Timber Deck Cargos (TDC Code)

International Convention on Load Lines (Load Lines Convention)

Intact Stability Code (IS Code)

International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)

Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing (CSS Code)

IMO ‘Revised Guidelines for the preparation of the Cargo Securing Manual’

Is there an assessment?


Learning Objectives

• Demonstrate understanding of timber cargo factors

• Identify the specific requirements and uses of the timber load line

• Describe required pre-loading and loading considerations

• Explain specific stability calculations needed for timber carriers

• Describe the principles of timber stowage

• Identify the different ways timber cargo can be secured

• Describe how the Cargo Securing Manual is used

• Explain how to ensure high work safety on timber carriers


Exam in the e-learning course

System Requirements

• Internet access - users will need a device with a web browser and internet connection

• System - runs on computers, tablets and mobile devices using Windows 7 and above and MAC OS devices running IOS 11 and above

• Browsers - Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari

• Minimum browser size - none

• Audio - requires device speaker or headphones