PURPOSE AND SCOPE
NAVFAC P-307 section 7 training courses provide basic, fundamental trade related information for the safe operation, rigging, maintenance, inspection, testing, and certification of WHE at Navy shore activities, as well as oversight of contractor WHE operations. These courses do not provide hands-on training nor qualify personnel to perform a specific function or task. By design, these courses reinforce and enhance existing knowledge for journeymen level personnel and provide a base upon which to develop less-experienced personnel through on-the-job training and mentoring. It is, therefore, incumbent on the activity to provide additional training and evaluation to further develop and assess the proficiency of less-experienced personnel to safely and competently perform weight handling tasks and functions.
Additional training to enhance specific skills is encouraged. Such training may be available from naval shipyards, other naval activities, and/or commercial training sources. Supplemental courses may be required to qualify personnel to perform unique critical job skills at an activity. Activities are responsible to ensure such supplemental training requirements are met.
NAVFAC P-307 courses are prerequisite for the qualification of personnel to perform job functions listed in table 7-1. Final determination of proficiency to perform assigned weight handling duties is the responsibility of the activity. As a minimum, the requirements of this publication shall be satisfactorily completed. Any additional competency requirements established by the activity or other organization shall be satisfactorily accomplished prior to validating qualification. Personnel shall not perform weight handling maintenance, inspection, testing, operation, or rigging until a knowledgeable supervisor, manager, or designated activity representative validates satisfactory completion of all required training and qualification elements (or proper certification for contractors as applicable). Appendix N provides minimum competency requirements.
All NAVFAC P-307 courses are available via the internet at Navy eLearning (NeL): https://learning.nel.navy.mil/.
Additional requirements for crane operators are addressed in section 8.
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