|2.1 Loss prevention through training|
|The section "Scope" of the CTU packing guidelines contains an important statement:
According to section 7.2 of the CTU packing guidelines, this is a management responsibility:
Section 7.3 states the following requirement for personnel:
Section 7.4 relates to training, the various subsections providing as follows:
All persons should receive training on the safe transport and packing of cargo, commensurate with their duties. The training should be designed to provide an appreciation of the consequences of badly packed and secured cargo in CTUs, the legal requirements, the magnitude of forces which may act on cargo during road, rail and sea transport, as well as basic principles of packing and securing of cargoes in CTUs.
All persons should receive detailed training concerning specific requirements for the transport and packing of cargo in CTUs which are applicable to the functions that they perform.
The adequacy of the knowledge of any person to be employed in work involving the packing of cargo in CTUs should be verified or appropriate training provided. This should be supplemented by periodic training, as deemed appropriate by the regulatory authority.
The adequacy of the knowledge of any persons to be employed in work involving the packing of cargoes in CTUs should be verified, in the absence of which appropriate training is considered essential and should be provided. The function-specific training should be commensurate with the duties required to be performed by an individual in the packing and securing of cargo in CTUs. Topics for consideration, to be included in the training as appropriate, are given in Annex 6.
Topics to be included in a training programme for the packing and securing of cargoes in cargo transport units (CTUs)
Many may still remember the case of the French container ship "Sherbro" which lost a number of containers overboard in the English Channel. As a result, hundreds of thousands of plastic sachets containing the pesticide Apron plus entered the sea and were subsequently washed up on the coasts of France, the Netherlands and Germany.
Comprehensive and regularly recurring training sessions are necessary in order to ensure sufficient familiarity. On request, the German Insurance Association (GDV e.V.) can supply the names of training organizations which carry out or assist with internal and external training.
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