1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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      Deck Hand

Performs maintenance and lookout tasks aboard ships.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience.

Tasks Include:
  • handles ropes and wires, and operates mooring equipment, when berthing and unberthing
  • stands lookout watches at sea and adjusts the ships' course as directed
  • assists with cargo operations using on-board equipment and stows or secures cargo
  • patrols the ship to ensure safety of the vessel, cargo and passengers
  • performs routine maintenance and checks on deck equipment, cargo gear, rigging, life saving and fire fighting appliances
  • checks and records fuel, lubricant, spare parts and other operating information
  • cleans, removes rust, treats and paints decks, sides and superstructures
  • may clean the inside of ships' fresh water, salt ballast water, oil tanks, and cargo compartments

Barge Hand
Ferry Hand
Tug Hand

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