The training requirement: Description
Initial and annual training commitments
Initial training commitment
Before election into tonnage tax companies or groups must prepare an initial training commitment by completing a series of Department for Transport forms showing the proposed officer training they intend to undertake.
Minimum training obligation
Unless covered by PILOT, the minimum training obligation each year will be to commence the training of one eligible officer trainee for each 15 posts in the effective officer complement (rounded up or down). The training of such an officer may take one, two or three years depending on previous experience.
Safe manning complement
This complement is based on the safe manning documents (SMD) of each ship plus 50%. Where the vessels are under 500 gross tons and do not require a safe manning document the effective officer complement for each is deemed to be two. For other cases, where there is no SMD, DfT will seek advice from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
Annual training commitment
The annual training commitment is similarly constructed.
Certificate of compliance issued by DfT
If satisfied by an application DfT will issue a certificate under FA00/SCH22/PARA26(2) or PARA27(2) to the effect that the company or group has met its minimum training obligation.
|FA00/SCH22/PARA26 (initial training commitment)||TTM17171|
|FA00/SCH22/PARA27 (annual training commitment)||TTM17176|
|SI00/2129/REG2 (safe manning document)||TTM19002|
|SI00/2129/REG8 (the training commitment)||TTM19008|
|FA00/SCH22/PARA24 (minimum training obligation)||TTM17161|
|SI00/2129/REG3 to REG6 (minimum training obligation)||TTM19003|