Mental Checklist

Do I understand the tasks?

2. Do I need to talk to others before starting this task to better understand the risks?

Do I understand my transfer orders?

Do I understand product quantities and /or draft issues incurred in those orders?

I reviewed and understand the Barge piping diagram?

Have I reviewed and understand the Barge Transfer Procedures.

Do I have the required tools for the transfer?

Have I put a hand on every valve?

Have I checked scupper plugs?

I do understand the product risks and have the correct PPE for the risks.

Risks and Hazards

What are the possible Risks and HAZARDS of doing this transfer?

What will I do to reduce the likelihood of an event from the Risks and HAZARDS noted above?

Steps to Achieve Low Risk Factor

1. Identify risks of the job.
2. Rate RISKS and HAZARDS (High, Med., Low), based on likelihood and/or severity of consequences .
3. Determine what you can do to achieve low risk level
4. If you do not know what to do to achieve low risk level, (CONTACT YOUR SUPERVISOR)

Pre-Barge Check

Are scupper plugs in place?

Does your Barge have six mooring lines?

Do your orders match with dock orders?

Do you have the proper tools and PPE for the job?

Hose Connection

Are your drip pans free of water and cargo?

Do you have proper PPE for Cargo handled?

Have you checked all valve packing tightness?

Do you have a tagine and flange wraps?

Are you at a safe distance when dock arm / hose is lowered.

Do you have a new gasket?

Are you using the star pattern to tighten bolts.

Start Up Load

Are you going to have a thorough Transfer conference?

Do you need your vent stack opened?

Are you gravitating to check for leaks and flow?

Are you monitoring for leaks frequently?

Have you "visually" inspected driveshaft and U-joints?

Have you verified operation of emergency shutdown.

Start Up Discharge

Are all engine fluids checked and belts in good condition?

Have you greased PTO?

Is the PTO disengage before you start engines.

Do you have enough pump engine fuel for transfer?

Are you wearing proper PPE to start engine?

Is the discharge valve closed when you engage PTO

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During Transfer

Are you monitoring mooring lines?

Are you checking Cargo Liquid Levels and drafts?

Are you loading Barge level?

Are you frequently checking for leaks.

Finish Transfer

Do you know your drafts?

Are you at safe levels to tip-off / strip.

Are you communications still established?

Have you reduced rate / strip?

Have you given the dock proper notice?

Are you topping off / stripping one tank at a time?

Are you leaving enough time to swap between tanks.

Are you staying in area of cargo tank being topped off / stripped?

Are you leaving enough room for drain / blowback / line displacement?

Are you standing by cargo tank to blow back?


Are you wearing proper PPE for cargo handled?

Are you using a tagline?

Is header valve shut to disconnect?

Are you going to break connection from bottom to top?

Are you standing clear when arm / hose is being raised?

Secure Barge

Are all cargo valves shut and hatches closed tool tight?

Are you double checking work after inspector?

Transfer Hazards

Are there any facility, barge, or equipment hazards associated with this transfer?


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Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.