10:00 - 11:30 Workshop: Load Testing and Ropes
Regulations and safety around the load testing of ropes is an area where a great deal of judgement needs to be applied. How, when, where and by whom are all important questions to have answered onboard in order to stay within the guidelines. Gavin presents best practice in this area gained from his years of working with excellent Captains, Bosuns and Deckhands.
Looking at the line strength, knots and splices in terms of their breaking points, real testing will be demonstrated in the workshop from work completed by attendees. The discussions will follow about the relative actual strength of knots, splices and ropes, as well as more technical tips and advice. Attendees will leave with an understanding of the science behind the results and how to ensure the results from your own testing are reliable and valid. The best ways to manage and record load testing to be compliant with regulations will also be shared.
Great for Captains, Bosuns, 1st/2nd Officers and all aspiring Deckhands.