Personnel Transfer Safety


The Personnel Transfer course is for employees who work offshore and whose job requires them to transfer between vessels and platforms. Students receive training and education in the skills needed to properly perform this job function and will learn the recommended safe marine transfer practices and procedures used for offshore rigs, platforms, boats, and helicopters as defined by API RP 2D 5th edition.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of Personnel Transfer training, the student will be familiar with developing a job safety analysis on the safe use of maritime gangways, personnel carrier devices, platform swing ropes, and helicopter safety awareness. The student will participate in developing a Job Safety Analysis on the following Maritime Personnel Transfers:

  • Dock to maritime vessel transfer
  • Gangway to maritime vessel transfer
  • Billy Pugh Personnel Transfer Net
  • Offshore Platform Swing Rope
  • Offshore personnel helicopter loading

Additional Information

Course Length: 4 hrs

Course Required By: Offshore Marine Industry standard Best Practice, OSHA

CFR Reference: API RP 2D 5th edition

Written Exam: Marine Industry Best Practice recommends having a minimum score of 70%. Incorrectly answered questions will be reviewed with student to ensure understanding before completion of course.

Retraining: Student is responsible for retraining every 4 years.

Location : Only offered at our Lafayette location.

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