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The Beacon

April Confined Spaces Training Kicks Of Newly Scoped Courses at Henderson

Posted 04th June 2018

METL’s Henderson training facility ran the first of its newly scoped courses on Thursday the 26th of April. This course was the first to be delivered under our newly approved scope, Enter and Work in Confined Spaces is just one of the seven, High Risk Work Licence (HRWL) courses that METL will be delivering. We had 6 participants from a diverse range of backgrounds, including DP World, The Royal Lifesaving Society, Light Application (a company that originally installed the lighting control system for our facility). Given that the majority of the cohort where from different industries, it gave our lecturer an opportunity to deliver across a broad scope of contextual backgrounds from Maritime, Construction and Civil applications.

During the delivery of the confined space course the participation of the entire cohort was integral to the outcomes each of the candidates fed back about their overall course experience. The broad range of ages and diverse industry experience contributed to the overall student satisfaction and, all participants displayed confidence in their ability to work together as group.

The course was delivered over a single day and was split into two parts. The first] covering the legislative and regulatory requirements and the second] which focused on the practical: from filling out and understanding a risk assessment, to the application of a Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) and how these processes are addressed in a toolbox meeting. The assessment of competency consisted of simulated gas testing and entry of a confined space, in our custom built, practical simulator. All students were deemed competent and issued with a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment in RIIWHS202d Enter and Work in a Confined Space.

METL are currently offering the following training courses:
•    CPCCLDG3001A Licence to Perform Dogging
•    RIIWHS202D Enter and Work in a Confined Space
•    RIIWHS204D Work Safely at Heights
•    TLILIC2005 Licence to Operate a Boom Type Elevated Work Platform (>11mtrs)
•    TLILIC2001 Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck

 Confined spaces at METLs Maritime Centre

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Collaboration of RTO Training Delivers Results

Posted 09th May 2018

Collaboration of RTO Training Delivers Results

In an industry first, an alliance between Svitzer Australia, the Maritime Union of Australia, Maritime Employees Training Ltd and Nexus Learning Systems, has delivered a nationally recognised qualification for Linespersons.

Twelve Linespersons at Svitzer’s Newcastle base have completed the Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Linesperson), with commitment to rolling out the training to the entire complement, as well as operators in other states. Svitzer’s Western Australia-based Kwinana operation was quick to follow, with 18 employees now undertaking the course.

Svitzer Australia General Manager, Harbour Towage East, James Mather said: “We are dedicated to providing our customers with safe, reliable and efficient operations. Key to achieving that is a highly-trained, professional workforce.”

Glen Williams, MUA Newcastle Branch Secretary praised the initiative, saying: “Lines work is among the most dangerous occupations globally, and as a union, we share a common goal with the employer; and that is the safety of our members. The realisation of this new qualification shows what can be achieved when we work with each other.”

The qualification delivery process was developed by Kerrie Simpson, of Nexus Learning Systems, drawing on the knowledge and experience of a dedicated team of Linespersons. Kerrie Simpson states: “Together, we have designed a rigorous training and assessment process, underpinned by safety and efficiency.”

Industry-based, not-for-profit Maritime Employees Training Ltd is the only Registered Training Organisation (RTO) approved to award this qualification in Australia. Understanding that unique circumstances will exist from port to port, the qualification has the flexibility to be customised to suit the requirements of any operation, ensuring the training is relevant to the job.