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TRAINING: Upcoming Classes – Limited Space

We have the following upcoming classes:

Annual Survey of Towing Vessels (ASTV) – March 13-16 – Pittsburgh, PA 

Our Annual Survey of Towing Vessels course provides surveyors with the knowledge and skills required to perform TVIB TPO Subchapter M surveys. It is designed to teach those who will be performing surveys as a part of an internal survey program, as well as those who will be performing external surveys for TVIB.

Course attendees who want the TVIB Annual Surveyor or Drydock/ISE Surveyor credential must submit an application PRIOR to attending the course.

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Subchapter M Auditor Certification – February 21-23 – Houston, TX
This course trains both internal and third party auditors how to use the TVIB audit process developed to meet ISO 19011 Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems and tailored for unique situations under Subchapter M and the RCP. It covers auditing management systems and the vessels that operate under those systems.

Course attendees who wish to receive a TVIB Auditor credential must submit an application prior to attending the course.

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Marine Internal Lead Auditor (MILA) – February 27-28 – Houston, TX – Marine Internal Lead Auditor

TVIB has partnered with ACTSafe Training in this Coast Guard recognized Marine Internal Lead Auditor course, designed to teach the specific skills and knowledge necessary to conduct and lead internal audits for commercial marine companies.

The course meets the requirements of ANSI Z 490.1 Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health and Environmental Training and the requirements of 46 CFR 138.310(d)(2). 

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See below for details and open registration on two additional courses offered following the MILA course. These two newest course offerings can be taken on their own or as an add-on to the MILA course:

  • Risk Management – March 1 – Houston, TX
    • The one day course covers Qualitative Risk Assessments (QRA), Risk Assessment vs. Risk Management, overview of the ISO 31000 Risk Management standard, best practices in JSAs and the “Risk Pyramid”. Participants will leave this course with a better understanding of what risk tools are and how to use select risk tools in a marine organization. Participants will be provided with a process to conduct Qualitative Risk Assessments and Job Safety Analysis. Principles of risk management including risk strategies will be covered.

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  • Subchapter M TSMS Objectives for Management & Designated Persons- March 2 – Houston, TX
    • This course covers: the history of Designated Person (DP), understanding the importance of TSMS purpose, design, implementation issues, DP requirements for RCP, Sub M & ISM Code, critical success factors for successful management systems, advanced view of James Reasons’ causation model, Management of Change, Hierarchy of Controls, what should generate corrective and preventive actions, effective Management Review practices for high performing organizations and more. These subjects and more are explored using case studies, videos, group discussions and practical exercises. This course is critical for managers and DPs in a regulated world.

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Annual Survey of Towing Vessels Course – January 23-26, 2018 in Houston

Our Annual Survey of Towing Vessels course provides surveyors with the knowledge and skills required to perform TVIB TPO Subchapter M annual surveys of towing vessels. It has been designed to teach those who will be performing surveys as a part of an internal survey program, as well as those surveyors who wish to hold the credential to perform external surveys for TVIB.

Who Should Attend

Internal Surveyors: This course is designed for individuals seeking training on the requirements for Internal Surveyors as specified in section 137.315 Internal Survey Programs, and are looking to become proficient at conducting Subchapter M compliant internal surveys under the oversight of a Third Party Organization “TPO.”

Third Party Surveyors: This course is also for those surveyors who wish to become a TVIB Certified Subchapter M Surveyor for Annual Surveys. TVIB requires this credential for those individuals who plan to work through TVIB to offer annual surveys to TPO customers.

Shoreside Person(s) Responsible for Management of the Survey Program: This course is also ideal for those shoreside staff that may be tasked with managing the survey program. For those companies selecting the TSMS option, Subchapter M requires the owner or managing operator to specify in the TSMS the individual or individuals responsible for the management of the program (46 CFR 137.130(c)(4)).

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USCG Recognized Marine Internal Lead Auditor (MILA) Course – LAST ONE for 2017

The next U.S. Coast Guard recognized Marine Internal Lead Auditor Course (MILA) is being held November 14th & 15th in Houston, Texas. Seats are limited. Under Subchapter M, Internal Auditors are required to have this or other USCG recognized training as noted in 46 CFR 138.310(d)(2). This course is the only course specifically written for the Inland Brown Water industry and taught by trained instructors with USCG licenses and significant auditing experience. Bring your Subchapter M, TMSA, or RCP questions to the course.

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