Monitor the safety of shore loading procedures

Business Sectors (Suites): Jetty Operations
Developed by: Cogent
Approved on: 30 Mar 2020


This standard covers the competences you need to carry out the monitoring of the safe shore loading procedures in accordance with approved procedures and practices.

You will be required to demonstrate that you can:

1 Complete the ship/shore safety checklist
2 Evaluating results of ship/shore safety checklist and take appropriate action

During this work you must take account of the relevant operational requirements and safe working practices AS THEY APPLY TO YOU.

The activity is likely to be undertaken by someone in petro-chemical work setting, including individuals working in refineries, chemical plants and tank storage.

Performance criteria

You must be able to:

P1 ensure that vessel and shore's emergency plans and procedures are defined and agreed
P2 record all information relating to the safe access to and from the vessel
P3 complete the required ship and shore safety check list with ship’s Master and the terminal representative   
P4 recognise and record any deficiencies and or violations
P5 evaluate the seriousness of any deficiencies and or violations
P6 decide on the appropriate action to take within the limits of your responsibility
P7 decide on further action required, if remedial action is not effective or not possible
P8 agree repetitive checks and the prescribed intervals with the
ship’s Master and the terminal representative
P9 deal promptly and effectively with problems that are your responsibility and report those that you cannot solve and or are not your responsibility to the relevant person
P10 communicate all relevant information to the appropriate people
P11 work safely in accordance with operational requirements

Knowledge and Understanding

You need to know and understand:

K1 how to ensure that emergency plans and procedures are defined and agreed
K2 how to check the vessel has been inspected according to prescribed ship and shore safety checklist
K3 how to check that the shore and terminal has been inspected according to prescribed ship and shore safety checklist
K4 how to ensure that hazards associated with repetitive checks are minimised
K5 methods to be used to confirm that the prescribed repetitive checks have been completed
K6 what documentation and notices need to be provided to the vessel
K7 how to obtain the relevant documentation and notices
K8 how to ensure that the vessel receives the relevant documentation and notices
K9 how to ensure that repetitive checks take place at prescribed intervals
K10 why it is important for repetitive checks to take place at prescribed intervals
K11 why it is important to record all information accurately
K12 how to obtain the results of the safety checks
K13 how to recognise and record any deficiencies and or violations
K14 how to evaluate the information gained
K15 how to ensure that all resources required are available and appropriate
K16 your own responsibilities and duties and your duties under current environmental legislation
K17 the problems that may occur and how to deal with them
K18 who to refer to with problems that are not your responsibility and/or you cannot solve
K19 the appropriate methods of communication (including documentation) to use
K20 how and when to obtain and use the appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and how to select, use and care for PPE (to include sight and hearing protection, gloves, footwear, hard hats, respirators)
K21 the implications of statutory and organisational requirements
K22 how to interpret operational requirements (e.g. policies, procedures, Permit To Work, instructions, codes of practice, standards, schedules)
K23 the risks and hazards associated with the activity
K24 all relevant rules, regulations and guidelines


1 Check and confirm that the vessel and shore/terminal has been inspected according to the prescribed checklist. The prescribed checklist will include relevant sections from all of the following:

1.1 ISGOTT Ship Shore Safety Checklist
1.2 IMO Conventions
1.3 National, local legislation and guidelines
1.4 Terminal requirements

2 Evaluate the information using the appropriate methods

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Indicative Review Date

30 Mar 2026





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Relevant Occupations

Engineering, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies, Engineering Professionals, Professional Occupations

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jetty, operations, safety check list,