Giulia Milana, TRUSS Early Stage Researcher hosted by Lloyd’s Register has attended training courses on non-destructive examination and field safety imparted by Lloyd’s Register Global Technology Centre at Southampton.
Non Destructive Examination (NDE)
Giulia’s project involves Non Destructive Examinations in order to assess the condition of an existing ship unloader. An initial step is to understand the different kind of Non Destructive Tests available and their different applications. For this purpose, Giulia attended one week training course on material & non-destructive examination, from 26th to 30th October 2015. The course covered the properties and selection of welder qualification including inspection and non-destructive examination requirements. During the course practical tests were conducted to gather a better understanding of these examinations.
Field Safety Training
ESR6 project also focuses on residual life assessment of ship unloaders, dealing with measurements and monitoring of port’s cranes. Since Giulia will occasionally take measurements and work in the field, the mandatory ‘Field Safety Training’ was required. For this purpose, she attended a one day course on 7th December 2015. The course covered responsibilities, risk assessment, hazard and their controls, emergency arrangements and rescue.
Giulia successfully passed the assessment, fulfilling the minimum training requirements for confined space entry, heat management, electrical safety, systems pressure testing and working over water.
According to Lloyd’s Register requirements, successful completion of the assessment shows a satisfy understanding of the following subjects:
- Application of Instruction and Guidance documents
- Application of LR Golden Rules
- Responsibilities for field based activities
- Identify main hazards associated with field based work
- Assess the risks and determine effective controls
- Ensure adequate emergency arrangements are provided
- Use of correct PPE