Drills and rescue as per crewing manual
To prove the rescue plan and familiarize the staff, regular training should be conducted, simulating the rescue of an incapacitated person from a dangerous area. The chosen space should be safe for exercise. Training should take place shortly after the signing of new crew members. Each drill must be recorded in a journal.
Any attempt to save a person must be based on a pre-agreed rescue plan, specially formulated to take into account:
(a) type of vessel;
- b) transported goods;
- c) labor force;
- d) the transported equipment.
If an observer should crewing notice or suspect that a person or persons in the room, tank, holding, etc., are experiencing difficulty or disability, never attempt to rescue until an appropriate rescue team equipped with a breathing apparatus has been assembled. If necessary, the observer should sound the General Alarm to encourage a rapid response.