Workboat Code Training Manual


As required by the UK MCA’s Workboat Code



As required by the UK MCA’s Workboat Code (which amends and supersedes the original “Brown Code” and previous “Small Commercial Vessels and Pilot Boats Code of Practice”) from January 2015. The Code applies to:

  • Small workboats (under 24m, or if built before July 1968, of less than 150 GRT) that operate to sea eg Windfarm Vessels, Tenders, Fishing Vessels etc
  • Vessels in commercial use, other than those engaged in recreational, sport or pleasure use
  • All UK workboats, wherever they may be operating
  • All UK pilot boats, of any size
  • Non-UK vessels in UK waters or operating from UK ports


  • Loose-leaf A4 binder with a 25mm 4-ring mechanism
  • Approx 120 pages, many with diagrams or photographs
  • (This manual supersedes our previous UK SCV Code of Practice Training Manual)


  • Emergency Response / Plans
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Survival Craft
  • Use of Survival Craft Equipment
  • Radio Equipment
  • Pyrotechnic Distress Signals
  • Line-Throwing Appliances
  • Lifebuoy Equipment
  • Man OverBoard Recovery
  • Survival Techniques
  • Search and Rescue Operations
  • Equipment Inventory, for you to make the Manual specific to your vessel

Additional information

Weight 5 kg
Dimensions 15 × 10 × 5 cm


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