Marine RS & WBV Awareness Training

4 Hour Course

In Person or Globally via Teams / Zoom

Who Should Attend?

ALL stakeholders involved in designing, operating and

supporting marine operations on sea, estuaries or rivers.

Relevant to managers, crews and professional passengers

on all sizes of planing craft, workboats and RIBs.


Course Objectives

Deliver current overview of industry best practice.

Understand how other sectors are managing RS & WBV.

Support teams with broad range of backgrounds.

Enable fact based decisions for vessels and equipment.

Topics Include

Understanding Repetitive Shock and Whole Body Vibration on boats

Evolution and characteristics of fast craft, workboats and RIBs

Understanding the aims and objectives for safe marine transport

International Energy Directives and Safety Standards

What and where are the forces that crews and passengers are affected by

Planning and techniques operators can use to reduce effects of RS & WBV

How boat operators and crews can adopt a culture of injury prevention

The evolution of technology, hull forms, suspension seating and data loggers

Considering how other sectors operating planing craft manage RS & WBV

Using relevant knowledge and effective briefings to improve performance

Feedback from recent RS & WBV Courses

‘Engaging sessions at a really good pace.'

‘The focus on repetitive shock was very valuable.’

‘Knocks out any complacency that may have crept in.’

‘Professional well presented course.'

Course Developer – John Haynes

Has delivered RS & WBV training for over 15 years.

Specialist marine safety support to over 100 organisations.

Course Background

In 2021 John Haynes led a working group for the MCA

that created MGN 436 – Whole Body Vibration:

Guidance on Mitigating Against the Effects of

Shocks and Impacts on Small Vessels.

For information about Training contact

Claire Donnelly  +44 (0)7709 675258




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