Pilot Ladder Manual (Basic), 1st Edition 2017
This handy pocketbook provides an overview of the rules, regulations and procedures that should be followed when preparing for pilot embarkation and disembarkation. The text is illustrated throughout with colour photographs and diagrams demonstrating good and bad practice.
This easy-to-read publication covers risk assessment, transfer and rigging arrangements, shipside doors, PPE, lifebuoys, manropes, lighting, retrieval lines, maintenance and storage of equipment, duties of the deck party, etc. It identifies risk assessment information for planning a safe operation, technical information on how to carry out the job correctly and important safety observations and comments.
It provides detailed guidance on rigging a pilot ladder/combination ladder, supported with annotated rigging diagrams. It also includes an onboard checklist covering rigging a safe transfer arrangement, transferring a pilot to and from the ship, and post operations.