Operate an inland tug boat

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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
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Assessment Matrix
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.

1. Prepare for tug boat operations

1.1 Interpret operating instructions to determine the task, the cargo, the destination and route, and compile navigation data.

1.2 Check cargo weight is within the safe operating limit of the craft and complete manifests to ensure passengers and cargo are safe to move.

1.3 Check equipment for serviceability and replace or reject and report unserviceable items.

1.4 Conduct shore preparation and prepare watercraft for launch and watercraft operations.

1.5 Select and wear personal protective equipment.

2. Drive tug boat

2.1 Brief passengers and crew on safety issues prior to embarking.

2.2 Launch tug in accordance with local conditions.

2.3 Load and trim tug to ensure safety of crew and craft.

2.4 Drive tug consistent with hazards and environmental conditions.

2.5 Provide directions to passengers in order to maintain safety and efficient boat operation.

2.6 Conduct contingency and emergency drills to minimise threat to personnel and equipment.

3. Manoeuvre pontoon using tug boat

3.1 Direct crew to assist with securing and manoeuvring of pontoon.

3.2 Capture, secure and control uncontrolled pontoons.

3.3 Manoeuvre and assemble pontoons.

3.4 Comply with supervisor’s directions/commands to control the movement and momentum of the pontoon.

4. Recover and restore tug boat

4.1 Disembark personnel and unload equipment.

4.2 Recover tug from a ramp or expedient landing site.

4.3 Check tug and associated equipment for serviceability, clean and service, report defects and complete documentation.

4.4 Complete debriefings.

4.5 Complete post activity reports and documentation.