CTIA CSC awareness course

A Dedicated 1-day Professional Awareness Course, presented by the Container Traders & Innovators Association, focusing on Regulations and Guidelines Relating to the Convention for Safe Containers

Introduction

We are offering CTIA Members and other Stakeholders a 1-day Awareness Course on CSC (the Convention for Safe Containers). The aim of the Course is to provide participants with an increased awareness of CSC, to explain its implications for their companies, and to explain recent changes in regulations. The Course is intended for operational staff who are involved in container operations, handling, shipping, leasing, sales, trading, transport and depot management.

About the Course

The Course provides a background to the CSC, explaining the rules governing the standards to which all containers are subject.

It consists of a presentation introducing the CSC and reason for it, followed on by its requirements and criteria.

Other criteria/regulations are touched upon to provide some background to the industry and associated factors dealing with the structural integrity of the units such as repairs and repair quality are looked at too.

It clarifies the fundamental differences between “ACEP” and “Next Inspection Date”, bringing awareness to structurally sensitive components / container safety.

There is also a short video which provides an illustration of how containers are produced.

Agenda

  • Course aims and objectives
  • Introduction and origins of the CSC
  • Maintenance
  • Responsibility
  • Regulations for testing
  • Unsafe containers
  • Container components
  • Tank container components
  • Action: container is considered unsafe
  • Safety Approval Plate
  • Maintenance and examination procedures
  • Records of examinations
  • Frequency of examination
  • Testing methods and requirements
  • Control measures
  • Acceptable/non-acceptable repairs

Practical Arrangements

To permit full engagement by participants - and to ensure that all questions can be answered individually - the Courses are limited to a maximum of 12 persons.

The Course is for CTIA Members and other Stakeholders. Subject to a suitable room being available, Courses normally take place at the Member’s premises.

The Course will normally start at 09:00 or 09:30 and finish at 15:00 or 15:30. However, times are flexible and the Course Leader will be available to answer questions and speak to the Group as a whole, or on an individual basis, for the whole day.

Course Leader

The Course Leader is Robbie Burns, who has over 40 years’ experience in the Container business.

Robbie has given multiple Courses on CSC over the past 10 years.

Course Fee – and what it includes

The Fee for the Course is £1400 (+ VAT) plus agreed travel expenses. This includes:

Further information about the Course, and to discuss how your company can benefit from organising a Course for your staff, please contact Patrick Hicks – patrick@containa.org

  • Full day course, with PowerPoint and Video Presentations, based on the Agenda indicated above.
  • Availability of the Course Leader to answer questions throughout the day, both to the Group and on an individual basis.
  • All course documentation.
  • A copy of the latest CSC Book, published by the IMO, for all participants.
  • A Test for all participants at the end of the Course.
  • A “CTIA CSC Course - Certificate of Attendance” for all Participants

Further information about the Course, and to discuss how your company can benefit from organising a Course for your staff, please contact Patrick Hicks – patrick@containa.org