Online learning made easy

Samson's CLASSROOM was developed to bring our expertise to workboat rope users around the world. Today’s working environments include social distancing, rotating crews, and ever-changing technical innovations. Providing real-world 24 hours a day training to keep personnel informed of best practices in using the tools of the trade is crucial to success and safety.  


Time and cost-effective

With our team doing the heavy lifting, you can rest assured that trained crews are utilizing best practices, preventing incidents from occurring, and maximizing the service life of your lines. 

We have developed several courses on pertinent topics such as rope handling, inspection, fabrication, and installation to name a few. Whether it be for annual safety training requirements or to address a specific question in the field, CLASSROOM provides consistent, reliable information and includes knowledge checks to confirm the material has been absorbed. 

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Classroom provides virtual training tools on the most important topics related to line management – everything from installation to line life cycle management & retirement. Whether it be personnel onboarding, a refresher course, or required specialized training regularly updated content delivered by Samson experts will enable comprehensive and consistent training.

Techniques 101

Fabrication 101 is a necessary first step to familiarize yourself with the terminology, preparation, tools and how to check your completed unit.  You will have access to downloadable PDF instructions, visual aids, splicing templates and much more.  This course will explain how to mark, measuring, and account for variables like clear rope and consumption.  For those wanting splicer certification, Fabrication 101 will provide the details, knowledge, and tools that you will needed in preparation to move towards certification.

Line Inspection Procedures

In this course we will review the most common types of damage that can occur on a synthetic line. Then we will cover how to do a routine line inspection by teaching you how to assess line condition and identify localized damage.

Line Handling & Use

This course on line handling will provide general guidance for the proper use of Samson’s synthetic lines in the field. We will discuss best practice principles of chafe gear usage, operational considerations, equipment considerations, storage, and long term care practices.

Line Installation

In this course, we’ll discuss various topics and recommendations to properly install your rope to ensure smooth and efficient operation. We’ll start with the pre-installation preparations for hardware and connection methods, then talk about safety considerations. From there, we’ll start the installation process and cover back tension and leading, winding patterns, and twist considerations. Finally, we’ll end with what NOT to do in your installations, and how to properly connect pendants once installation is complete.

Wear Zone Management

In this course we discuss the many variables that increase the chance of damage to your working lines and how to manage the associated risks with proper wear zone management.

Repair Procedures

In this course we review procedures for conducting repairs on damaged Samson lines. We will cover how to assess damage, considerations, tools, damage removal, and recommended repair instructions.  

Residual Strength Testing

In this course we will cover what a Residual Strength Test is and why we perform them. We will also go through the steps needed to achieve a productive test. At the end of this course you will understand how to get the most use out of your rope without increasing safety risks as the product ages.

Rope Specifications

In this course we will go over how Samson tests ropes and what is involved in setting break strength specifications, including statistical concepts, common testing methods, as well as ongoing validation testing.


Splicer Certification
Program Overview

In this course we will cover everything you need to know about Samson's Splicer Certification program. The program includes, training requirements, certificate types, terminology, submission and evaluation of samples, as well as recertification.

Components & Equipment Considerations

In this course we discuss tug line components for towing systems, equipment considerations for hardware, and factors that influence the coefficient of friction. We also discuss hardware maintenance and operational best practices, including safe working load and line identification, as well as working angle and bollard pull. 



Tug Line

In this course, we’ll review proper management of towline assemblies, Line Maintenance Planning, retirement of towlines, and lastly calculating cost per tow.