CLASSROOM: MOORING 


Online learning made easy

Samson's CLASSROOM was developed to bring our expertise to workboat rope users around the world. Today’s working environments include social distancing, rotating crews, and ever-changing technical innovations. Providing real-world 24 hour a day training to keep personnel informed of best practices in using the tools of the trade is crucial to success and safety.  

Time and cost effective

With our team doing the heavy lifting, you can rest assured that trained crews are utilizing best practices, preventing incidents from occurring and maximizing the service life of your lines. 

We have developed several courses on pertinent topics such as rope handling, inspection, fabrication, and installation to name a few. Whether it be for annual safety training requirements or to address a specific question in the field, CLASSROOM provides consistent, reliable information and includes knowledge checks to confirm the material has been absorbed. 

 
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AVAILABLE COURSES



Classroom
Introduction

Classroom provides virtual training tools on the most important topics related to line management – everything from installation to line life cycle management & retirement. Whether it be personnel onboarding, a refresher course, or required specialized training regularly updated content delivered by Samson experts will enable comprehensive and consistent training.



Deck Equipment
Considerations

In this course on deck equipment considerations, we'll discuss how your mooring line interacts with the winches onboard. We will cover Coefficient of Friction (CoF), winch factors influencing CoF, as well as operational best practices.



Icaria
Overview

This course will review the common types of damage that can occur with synthetic 12-strand rope, as well as best practices to perform a routine line inspection.



Jacketed Rope

Key differences in construction, inspection, and repair all impact the decision to use a jacketed line in every application. In this course, we will cover the key differences between jacketed and non-jacketed ropes, performance considerations, and inspection and repair procedures so that you can be confident in the use of your lines.



Line Handling

This course on line handling will provide general guidance for the proper use of Samson’s synthetic lines in the field. We will discuss best practice principles of chafe gear usage, operational considerations, equipment considerations, storage, and long term care practices.



MEG4 Overview

In this course we will review the fourth edition of OCIMF's Mooring Equipment Guidelines (MEG4). The new guidelines introduce a significant change to the design, specification, and maintenance of mooring systems and equipment. We can help you to approach these changes in a way that is appropriate for your organization.


Mooring Line Inspection

In this course we will review the common types of damage that can occur on a synthetic mooring line. We will cover how to perform a routine line inspection, assess line condition, identify localized damage, and show you how to document the results using the Samson Mooring Line Inspection Template..



Mooring Line Installation

This course provides trainees the ability to install Samson lines utilizing the required criteria for optimal performance and use. By the end of this course you should be familiar with all aspects of the installation of your synthetic line. Including hardware considerations, winch drum and pendant connection methods, chafe gear, safety concerns and tools required. 


Repair Procedure

In this course we review procedures for conducting repairs on damaged Samson lines. We will cover how to assess damage, considerations, tools, damage removal, and recommended repair instructions.  


Residual Strength Testing

In this course we will cover what a Residual Strength Test is and why we perform them. We will also go through the steps needed to achieve a productive test. At the end of this course you will understand how to get the most use out of your rope without increasing safety risks as the product ages.



Retrofit Process

In this course we cover the proper steps to prepare ship hardware to accept new synthetic mooring lines.



Rope Specifications

In this course we will go over how Samson tests ropes and what is involved in setting break strength specifications, including statistical concepts, common testing methods, as well as ongoing validation testing



splicer certification
program overview

In this course we will cover everything you need to know about Samson's Splicer Certification program. The program includes, training requirements, certificate types, terminology, submission and evaluation of samples, as well as recertification.



Storage
Recommendations

In this course we will introduce the best practices on how to store both active and spare lines to increase service life.



wear zone
management

In this course we discuss the many variables that increase the chance of damage to your working lines and how to manage the associated risks with proper wear zone management.