NVIC Method

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STCW Competence Knowledge, Understanding, and Proficiency

Carry out a watch routine appropriate to the duties of a rating forming part of an engine-room watch.

RFPEW-A1.3 Safe working practices as related to engine-room operations

Condition Behavior Standard

On a vessel, or in a laboratory and workshop,

the candidate assists in cleaning a lube-oil or a fuel-oil purifier to demonstrate safe working practices for the following: lifting heavy equipment; handling chemicals; and work w/delicate equipment


The assessment applies to all RFPEW endorsements.

The candidate:

  1. Performs all tasks safely using all required safety equipment (safety shoes, safety glasses, explosion-proof lighting and electrical devices, hearing protection, gloves, hard hat, respirator mask, etc) and adheres to all safety procedures (verifies tag-out procedures, notifications, safe lifting techniques, etc.);
  2. Assists in disassembly of purifier using appropriate tools as provided;
  3. Cleans all sludge deposits from individual disks, bowl top and bowl;
  4. Assists in reassembling purifier, reinstalling all disks and in numerical order;
  5. Leaves the area safe and secure;
  6. Reports all unusual findings or unsafe conditions;
  7. Ensures that all operations are in accordance with equipment manufacturer’s recommended procedures and supervisor’s instructions; and
  8. Takes proper action to prevent safety and pollution violations.

MMA Method

In order to satisfy NVIC 07-14 Task 1.2.D , MMA students must:

  • Successfully complete MMA Assessment OICEW-8E3A Clean an oil purifier