Practical Engine Skills

Practical Engine Skills
Course Information
Course requirement STCW recommended
Duration in hours 40
STCW references A-III/1, A-III/2, A-III/5

This training course is intended for marine engineers who will be responsible for the repair and maintenance on board ship, but is equally suitable for engine ratings to perform their duties and responsibilities safely and efficiently during their on board employment.

The course uses the “hands on” methods when introducing various topics to the trainees, with the appropriate theoretical introduction and significant time dedicated to practical experience through various tasks which have to be executed using the appropriate equipment/machines.

The course is of limited duration and therefore cannot be considered as providing comprehensive arc welding, oxygen/acetylene gas cutting and welding and machine tools training, which would take much longer.

This training course is designated for junior and engine ratings in order to facilitate their understanding of proper procedures to be followed / applied when using electric arc welding, gas welding and cutting and machining.

Senior Engineer Officers would also benefit from this training as they would refresh their knowledge and skills as well as contribute with their experience in workshops and practical tasks with their junior colleagues and ratings.

The subject covered should serve as a valuable introduction for those who have little experience in electric arc welding, oxygen/acetylene gas cutting and welding and usage of machine tools for necessary repair and maintenance on board ship, and it is also very useful for experienced engineers. The course includes specific principles of arc welding, oxygen/acetylene gas cutting and welding and machine tools operations with their application in practice, using various techniques in operation with specific emphasis on the usage of safe working practices at all times.

Those wishing to start this training course should be in possession of a valid COC (minimum Officer in charge of an engineering watch or Rating forming part of an engineering watch).

  • Gas welding and cutting
  • Safety
  • Cutting techniques and faults
  • Welding techniques and faults
  • Machine tools
  • Tests for metal identification
  • Measuring and control equipment

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