HS4 Naval Inspector

Theoretical and practical course

Who is the course for?

This course is intended for all persons who carry out verification, inspection, control activities on ships or onboard goods and fuels, who are required to access or even work on fixed vertical ladders, escalators, scaffoldings or in confined spaces.

Course content:

The course covers the following:

  • Introduction
  • Legislation for working at height
  • Why do we need fall protection?
  • When is fall protection required?
  • How do workers fall?
  • Hazards
  • Risks encountered in working at height
  • Risk assessment method
  • Access to areas at risk of falling
  • Objects falling from a height
  • Personal fall arrest equipment
    • A - Anchor points
    • B - Complex belts
    • C - Harness and Anchor Connection Equipment - Ropes and Retractable
  • Beware of balanced falls
  • Fall factor
  • Calculating the fall distance
  • Drop stop
  • Lifeline systems
  • Safe practices for personal fall arrest systems
  • Lumbar belts
  • Positioning systems
  • Rescue in case of falling from a height
  • Suspension trauma
  • PPE inspection for work at height
  • Escalators (portable)
  • Requirements, use and repairs
    • Standard EN 131
    • Marking escalators (portable)
    • Instructions for using the escalator
      • Before use
      • Laying the ladder and climbing the ladder
      • Using the escalator - general rules
      • Cleaning ladders
      • Storing ladders
      • Repairing ladders
    • Types of escalators (portable)
    • Mobile (portable) ladder stability devices
    • Devices for anchoring the escalator (portable)
    • Examples of devices for securing (anchoring) the non-load-bearing escalator
    • Preventing falls from escalators (portable)
    • Some causes of accidents due to falls on escalators (portable)
    • Escalators - use
    • Three-point control
    • Access on escalator (portable)
    • Fixed stairs (cat ladder)
    • 4 mandatory dimensions on a fixed scale
  • What is a scaffold?
  • Who uses scaffolding?
  • Scaffolding terms (definitions)
  • Components of a scaffolding
  • General scaffolding requirements
  • Acceptance criteria for scaffolding placed on the ground
    • Foundations
    • Restriction
    • Forklifts, front loaders or similar equipment support platforms
    • Increasing working heights
    • Access requirements
    • What types of access can be used?
    • Distances from power lines
    • Fall protection systems
    • Fall protection
  • Acceptance criteria for suspended scaffolding
  • Competent people
  • Qualified persons
  • Training requirements
    • Field of training
    • Qualification of the competent person
    • Retraining
    • Recommended training topics
  • “Confined space” - basics
    • What is "Confined space"?
    • Reasons for entering a Confined space
    • Permit-required confined spaces (PRCS)
    • Examples of Confined spaces that may be work permitted spaces
    • Where are the Confined spaces?
    • Why are Confined spaces dangerous for workers?
      • What is "entry" in a Confined space?
    • Using alternative "Entry" procedures in Confined Spaces
  • Atmospheric hazards (related to the atmosphere in the Confined space)
    • Enclosed hazard categories
    • Dangerous atmospheres
    • Oxygen deficiency
    • Enriching the amount of oxygen
    • Combustible and flammable gases
    • Lower Flammability Limits (LFL) and Lower Explosive Limits (LEL)
    • Upper Flammability Limit (UFL) and Upper Explosive Limit (UEL)
    • Flammability limits
    • Atmospheres with combustible dust
    • Toxic atmospheres
    • Irritant / corrosive atmospheres
    • Monitoring and testing of hazardous atmospheres
    • Closed Atmosphere Checking Order (OCT)
    • Samples of the atmosphere in the Confined space
    • Atmospheric testing instruments indoors
    • Acquisition of monitoring tools
    • What does “immediate danger to life or health” (IDLH) mean?
    • Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs)
  • Non-atmospheric hazards
    • Types of physical hazards encountered indoors
    • Mechanical hazards
    • Dangers of skin contact
    • Dangers of closed access
    • Danger of slipping and tripping
    • Dangers of falling from a height
    • Personal protective equipment against falling from a height
    • Dangers related to the temperature of the working environment
    • Communication problems
    • Dangers of excessive sound
    • High pressure hazards
    • Electrical hazards
    • Vibrations
    • Dangers due to impact
    • Capture hazards
    • Danger of sinking
    • Other physical hazards
  • Confined space Work Team
    • Responsibilities
    • Responsibilities of the Confined space supervisor
    • Responsibilities of staff working in Confined Spaces
    • Responsibilities of the staff participating (accompanying) to work in Confined Spaces
    • Responsibilities of the rescue team


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    Contact Person
    Number of Trainees
    Practice Course Location Safety Academy HQBeneficiary's HQ

    Trainee Requirements

    • HS0 or similar
    • Fit for Working at Height

    Theoretical course / course location

    • Online or at the Safety Academy headquarters
      Duration: 8 hours

    Practical course / course location

    • Safety Academy headquarters or at the beneficiary’s headquarters
      Duration: 8 hours

    Theoretical part test instructions

    The theoretical part of the course ends with a test. Make sure you read and master the material in each module to give the correct answer to the questions. Choose the correct answer. Each question has only one correct answer. To take the test you must answer all the questions. The scale for passing the test is at least 80% correct answers. If you have not reached the scale, come back and answer again.

    Practical part test instructions

    The practical part of the course starts only after the test for the theoretical part has been passed. The programming for the practical part is done according to the trainers’ schedule. The practical part ends with an evaluation (practical test) of the degree of mastery of the student’s knowledge, made by the trainer. If the practical assessment has also been passed successfully, the certificate of completion of the course is issued. The certificate is valid for 12 months.

    Min. number of trainees:

    • Online: Any
    • Safety Academy HQ: 4 person

    Max. number of trainees:

    • Online: Any
    • Safety Academy HQ: 6 person

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