ULC Course Description

Floating Plant Safety
Control Number: 81
Course Number: 58FPD01A
CEUs: 2.3     PDHs: 0.0     LUs: 0.0     PDUs: 0.0     CMs: 0.0     ACE: 0.0     CEHs: 0.0
This introductory course provides personnel with current safety and health information with which they will be able to recognize required safety and health elements of the Corps of Engineers and contractor owned floating plant and dredging equipment and/ or operations. The intent of this training is to familiarize students with pertinent safety and health requirements, including the Corps of Engineers Safety and Health Requirements Manual (EM 385-1-1), US Coast Guard requirements, applicable Code of Federal Regulations, and other industry standards pertaining to floating plant and dredging equipment and operations.

This introductory course is designed for Government personnel who will have responsibility for purchasing, maintaining, inspecting, or operating floating plant, dredging equipment and/or operations subject to the requirements of EM385-1-1. Some of the specific areas covered in this course include: (a) overview of applicable safety standards; (b) types of floating plant/dredges; (c) in-depth review of Chapter 19 of EM-385-1-1; (d) reviewing contractor safety submittals; (e) contractual safety requirements and/or specifications; (f) electrical safety on floating plant; (g) fire prevention and required on-board equipment; (h) rigging and hoisting equipment; (i) confined space and environmental requirements; (j) basic hazard recognition and reporting requirements on a floating plant; (k) on-board inspections of floating plant (practical exercise); (l) safety program management; and (m) contingency/emergency plans. Methods of instruction include open discussions, lectures, videos, on-site visit, and practical exercises.

Nominees should include those identified to become dredging inspectors, quality assurance representatives, project and resident engineers, safety specialists, managers and/or engineers, vessel operators and crew, maintenance personnel, and personnel in other career fields that have limited experience with floating plant and dredging safety. Students should bring clothing appropriate for a field trip aboard an operating vessel, normally located on open deck areas. Safety and/or athletic shoes are acceptable for secure footing on open deck areas. The Corps will provide PFD’s, hard hats, and hearing protection. A picture ID is required. Each student must arrive with a laptop with appropriate CAC credentials for the USACE network in order to access the required Blackboard resources.


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SessionLocationStart DateEnd DateSeats Open
1New Orleans, LA1/30/20242/2/20240
2New Orleans, LA3/5/20243/8/20240
3New Orleans, LA5/7/20245/10/20240