BTOCT (Bulk Terminal Operator Competence & Training)

Bulk Terminal Operator Competence TrainingPurpose

The purpose of Bulk Terminal Operator Competence & Training is to assist the delegates to:

• Develop an understanding of a Marine Bulk Terminal and its operational aspects.
• Understand the commercial and legal implications of the business and loss prevention which in turn will ensure reduced claims.
• Develop a basic understanding of risks, hazards and emergencies that may arise and ways to tackle same.

Target Audience

Terminal Managers, Terminal Operators and Employees, Regulators, Govt staff, Shipping line managers and agents, Port trainees

Course Content

  • Introduction to Bulk Business and role of Bulk Terminals
  • Types of Bulk Cargoes and Ships
  • Characteristics, Operations and Management of a Bulk Terminal
  • Commercial & Legal aspects of Bulk terminal operations
  • Pre-arrival Planning and Preparation
  • Cargo operations and equipment
  • Pre-departure preparation
  • Loss prevention
  • Risks & Hazards associated with Bulk Cargoes
  • Health, Safety and Environment Management
  • Security Management
  • Management of major emergencies

Bulk Terminal Operator Competence & Training is designed to be applicable to all marine terminals handling dry bulk cargoes, irrespective of the berth type or range of cargoes handled. It is recommended that the Competence Framework and accompanying training guidance will be tailored by users to the requirements and operations of individual terminals and will assist with the development of site-specific training that addresses site-specific operations.

Terminals should have formal risk management processes in place, which demonstrate how hazards are identified and quantified, and how the associated risk is  assessed and managed. This will usually be achieved by the use of a Permit to Work system.

The risk management should include formal risk assessments, which address any changes in design, manning or operation, and should follow on from the design case risk assessment for the facility. Risk assessments should be structured in order to identify potential hazards, assess the probability of occurrence, and determine the potential consequences of the event. The output of the risk assessment should provide recommendations on prevention, mitigation and recovery. Risk assessments should be undertaken as part of the process when modifications to the terminal equipment and facilities are proposed. They should also be carried out as part of the safety management process that is used to permit the conduct of operations whose scope is not covered in the current operational procedures.

Terminals should conduct reviews, typically annually, of their facilities and operations to identify potential hazards and the associated risks, which may demonstrate the need for additional or revised risk assessments. Reviews should also be carried out when there are changes to the terminal facilities or operations, for example, changes in equipment, organisation, the product being handled, or the type of ships visiting the terminal.

CourseFee INRDurationCourse TimingDate CommenceRemarks
3 days 10:00-18:00Monday