Skills – The ability to:
- safely steer, manoeuvre, navigate and crew different types of marine craft, such as: pilot boats, work boats, survey boats, etc.
- conduct marine craft operations including basic towage, personnel transfer and recovery, hydrographic surveying, etc. in line with port specific guidelines
- respond to fire and emergencies including on board vessels and use emergency equipment including oil spill response
- administer basic first aid at work
- lead, manage and engage with colleagues and others including, emergency services and other stakeholders in all marine activities within a port; take control of a situation, deliver reliable and dependable results in work outputs, quality, work ethics and self-development, as well as encouraging and supporting the development of others
- safely moor and unmoor vessels of a range of type and size
- safely handle loads manually and mechanically, including mooring lines, cargo, stores,e tc.
- demonstrate personal water safety around the harbour and sea survival skills
- communicate clearly and use communications equipment including VHF radio
- operate within health, safety and security systems and practice these in line with regulation, codes of practice and company policies and procedures
- operate navigational systems and equipment such as: compasses, Global Navigation Satellite Systems, radar, Automatic Information Systems, etc.
- carry out port marine operations specific to the setting such as leisure, fishing, cargoes, passenger etc.
- contribute to the protection of the marine environment including protection of sites of special scientific interest and marine conservation zones
Knowledge and understanding of:
- vessel and shore based electronic navigation systems such as Global Navigation Satellite Systems
- port specific Information Technology systems, such as vessel booking, traffic management, security systems
- hydrographic survey, conservancy (including: buoyage, aids to navigation etc.) and dredging
- basic routine maintenance of marine craft and equipment
- safe management of vessel operations within harbours
- marine meteorology and how to produce and interpret a weather forecast
- marine navigation (including the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea), chart work, tides and buoyage
- principles and practice of marine pilotage
- marine propulsion and manoeuvring systems such as propellers, thrusters, rudder, anchors, etc.
- maritime emergency response within the port jurisdiction and procedures
- maritime law including roles and responsibilities of the port authority such as: byelaws, general directions for navigation, local notices to mariners, etc.
- the basic principles of different types of vessel construction found in ports and of safe vessel stability
- port control operations including local port service and or vessel traffic services
- marine infrastructure such as jetties, quays, marinas, and operations such as cargo, fishing, leisure, passenger,roll-on/roll-off
- relevant health, safety and security legislation such as: Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, International Ship and Port Facility Security Code, etc.
- port marine responsibilities, statutory powers, duties and codes (including Port Marine Safety Code and Guide to Good Practice)
Behaviours - a Port Marine Operations Officer will:
- take ownership for own performance and training; strive to achieve the best results in all they do; maintain a positive attitude and approach to their work even when priorities and working patterns change
- take responsibility for own and others’ health, safety and security at all times; demonstrate integrity, credibility, honesty and personal drive; embody the organisation’s values, a belief in the services it offers and an interest in the industry
Individual employers will determine their own entry requirements; but due to the nature of the role it is expected that candidates will meet certain medical standards of physical health.
Apprentices without Level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking their end point assessment
This is a level 4 apprenticeship
This apprenticeship will require rigorous and substantial training, typically of around 24 – 30 months, depending on experience and qualifications at entry.
This Standard will be reviewed in 3 years.
Originally published on Gov.uk, this information has been re-used under the terms of the Open Government Licence.";