INTERTANKO Tanker Officer Training Standards (TOTS) - details of access to the TOTS modules

Members will by now be fully aware of the TOTS initiative by INTERTANKO, which aims to provide an alternative system of measuring an officer’s experience for "Time in Rank" and "Time in Company" and which was well received when it was launched during our annual Tanker Event in Istanbul.

 

We are pleased to provide details of the availability of the various parts of the TOTS system and where and how they can be obtained:

 

  • Time in Rank TOTS Training Record Books
  • Computer based assessment CD-ROMS
  • Time in Company TOTS Training Record Books
  • Training simulator and training verification model courses.

 

Explanation of the TOTS system

We have produced a TOTS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) pamphlet, which explains the TOTS system, how it should be implemented, and its benefits. 

 

Details of access to the TOTS Modules

Members should note that some of the TOTS modules can be downloaded free of charge and some can be purchased from our publisher (Marlins).

 

"Time in Rank" Training Record Books (1A, 1B and 1C)

1A Command Module Training Record Book 

1B Senior Engineering Officer Training Record Book 

1C Junior Deck & Engineering Officers Training Record Book

 

These Training Record Books are priced at USD 140 each for non-members and USD 80 each for members.

 

The Training Record Book includes the CD-ROM (2A) and the Computer Based Assessment (CBA) software package, which is used during the completion of the TOTS "Time in Rank" Training Record Book programme. Bulk purchase discounts are available as usual. These will be available to order from 14 May 2008.

 

How many do I need?

Each officer that will be undertaking TOTS training and verification will need his/her own personal time in rank training record book for that rank

 

 

"Time in Company" Training record Book (1D)

1D All Officer Module “Time with Company” Training Record Book

 

This is available free to download now, as an editable word document. This is in editable format because each company will need to customise this book to meet its own specific ISM, ISPS and Occupational Health and Safety requirements.

 

How many do I need?

Each officer that will be undertaking TOTS training and verification will need his/her own personal "time in company" training record book

 

Examination level Computer Based Assessment CD-ROM (2B)

2B Computer Based Assessment (CBA) CD-ROM (exam condition)

 

This is the CD-ROM which contains the Computer Based Assessment software package that will be held by the company and used to verify compliance of the candidate upon satisfactory completion of the TOTS Time in Rank Record Training Book under exam conditions.

 

This is priced at USD 40 for non-members and USD 20 for members.

 

How many do I need?

Each members' office that will be undertaking TOTS verification under 2B will require at least 1 of these CD-ROMs

 

Simulator Training and Simulator Verification Courses 4A,4B,4C,4D,4E,4F

4A Chemical Tanker Simulator Training Model Course 

4B Chemical Tanker Simulator Verification Model Course 

4C Product Tanker Simulator Training Model Course

4D Product Tanker Simulator Verification Model Course

4E Crude Oil Tanker Simulator Training Model Course

4F Crude Oil Tanker Simulator Verification Model Course

 

These are available to download free now as a pdf document. However if members or Maritime Training Centres require printed hard copies of these model courses, these are available to order at a price of USD 60 for non-members and USD 35 for members from 14 May 2008.

 

How many do I need?

Each shipping company should have at least one set of these model courses to ensure their officers are prepared for the simulator courses, but also of course each maritime training centre should also hold a copy of each simulator course it will be running.

 

All the above modules may be accessed via our publishers web site at the following link http://www.marlins.co.uk/

 

Click here for further information on the TOTS system. 

Contact: Howard Snaith