Manager Training

Details of our current managers course is at the bottom of this page

IJUBOA has piloted a two/three day training course to develop the knowledge of those involved in the procuring and management of Jack up barges.  Titled “Managing safe, legal and effective jack-up operations” its purpose is to ensure there is greater understanding of the range of risks associated with the safe deployment of a Jack up barge and a corresponding understanding of how to manage them. 

Target Audience

The course is suitable for:

  • Middle and senior managers in organisations that operate jack up barges
  • Contract managers and other senior representatives of organisations that procure jack up barge services
  • People involved in the design of jack up barges

Course Level

The course is designed primarily for civil engineers educated to degree level who need to:

  • Apply their knowledge of engineering principles in a Jack up barge context
  • Refresh their knowledge and understanding of jack up barge operations

Course Content

The course covers the full range of risks associated with operating a jack up barge and includes:

  1. Introduction and overview of the Jack up Barge operation and the main risks and most common accidents associated with it
  2. Introduction to the principles of Safety Management (SHEQ) and their application to the Jack up barge industry
  3. Risk management by type:
    • Jack up foundations – seabed conditions; site assessment; applied geotechnics
    • Stability – centres of gravity; movement of loads; lifting operations; applied mechanical engineering
    • Environmental conditions – waves, tides, tidal current, weather
    • Relationship with client – boundaries of responsibilities; resolution of differences; effective communication
    • Relationship with barge master – boundaries of responsibilities; their need for line management and specialist support; their training and development needs; effective communication

Course Delivery

The course consists of a mixture of presentations, discussions and group work projects supported by a comprehensive workbook.  The pilot was delivered over two days but analysis of learner feedback suggests that three or even four days would be a more appropriate duration.

This course was successfully piloted in April 2012 and received good feedback. Future availability will depend on demand – please contact IJUBOA to register an interest in a future course.

Manager Training Course

1st – 3rd November 2016 | Final bookings by 14th October

Managers Course 2016