Reefer Container Handling Familiarization

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Course Name:

Reefer Container Handling Familiarization Course



This course contains practical and theory sections including

  • understanding of the fundamentals of reefer container systems
  • risks and hazards encountered when working with reefer containers
  • monitor loading and unloading of reefer containers onboard ships
  • monitor the operation of reefer containers loaded onboard

Course overview:
The course aims to upgrade and update the competency of ship personnel in the proper handling of reefer containers loaded onboard ships. This course covers topics on the operating principles and proper handling procedures of reefer containers onboard ships with practical exercises in temperature and alarm monitoring using functional reefer containers in compliance with Sections A-III/5, A-III/6 and A-III/7; Tables A-III/5, A-III/6 and A-III/7 of the STCW Code, as amended.

Target group: All Ship Personnel

Duration: 2 Days. The course is a full 2 day programme and attendance for the whole duration of the course is essential in order to be deemed competent.

Course will start at 0900 every day. Two coffee breaks. Please arrive in good time for your training course and allow an extra 10 minutes for check-in on the first day. Late arrival will cause inconvenience for others.

KMSTC, (Kherson State Maritime Academy – 20, Ushakova av. Kherson, Ukraine) Delegates will be escorted into the class room.

Drug and alcohol policy:
Alcohol cannot be consumed on KMSTC premises. In the opinion of management, if a participant is under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, then management shall remove that person from KMSTC premises. Notification to the person’s employer may be made if the employer paid for the course.

Trip to the centre:
Optional. For non-Ukrainian residents: We will meet you at an airport and transfer you directly to your hotel in Kherson. You will be taken to the training centre from your hotel. (Travel expenses will be covered by the participants).

Optional. KMSTC management may assist you in booking a hotel. (Hotel fees will be covered by participants)

Items to Bring:
Form of Valid Government Issued identification, with photograph (passport / driving License / Government Card etc).

Special Requirements:
Please inform us if you require any special requirements for your training with us here at KMSTC, for example (physical, religious) we will assist where necessary.
You may do so by contacting KMSTC by email, phone or calling in prior to training, your requests will be treated in confidence.

Participants will demonstrate/explain/identify their level of knowledge, skills and understanding through oral and/or written questioning and practical activities by our qualified facilitators.

Complaints and Appeals:
All trainees who find themselves deemed ”Not Yet Competent” have the right to appeal that decision. All appeals shall be directed, in writing, to the Administrator who will support your appeal process. Where participants believe that they have been treated unfairly, unruly or unjust by any member of staff whilst attending a KMSTC run course, or whilst having contact with KMSTC, they should out their concerns in writing with assistance from the administrator.

Cancellations and refunds:
KMSTC will safeguard fees paid by customers in advance. Customers who have paid in advance for training will be entitled to a full refund in the event of withdrawing five working days prior to training.

Approval: Internal Сertificate