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Introduction to Elements of Shipboard Safety for Seafarers

Online, CPD Accredited Maritime Training Courses for Seafarers to Understand Their Responsibilities Towards Safety On Board the Vessel

Course Introduction

The aim of this online course is to provide seafarers with essential training in the Elements of Shipboard Safety. The course covers many key areas associated with safety whilst onboard vessels, the relevant Safety Codes & Laws, as well as associated training and equipment used.

Course Features

  • The Course is Fully Online
  • CPD Accredited Course
  • Comprehensive Set of Course Notes to Keep
  • Learning Confirmation Exercises Throughout
  • Interactive Learning Materials
  • Rapid Turnaround on Course Certification
  • Flexible Learning at Your Own Pace
  • Take Online or Offline (See Brochure)

About the Course

Welcome to the 100% online course ‘Elements of Shipboard Safety’. This course is a relevant and essential introduction to the Health & Safety aspects of living and working onboard a ship of any type or size, anywhere in the world. Many of the learning points are illustrated with real word ‘Case Studies’ that outline and analyse accidents and disasters at sea and then go on to explain the results of subsequent investigations and theories of how the accidents might have been avoided. The learner will find confirmation questions throughout the learning topics that cement your knowledge as you learn. At the end of each module is a ‘final assessment’ which can be seen as a type of test or exam. The pass mark for the module assessments is 70%.

Target Audience

Considering the extensive presence of vessels and humans at sea it is inevitable that there will be incidents and accidents leading to the loss of property, life and environmental damage. No two voyages are the same, they usually involve different and often unexpected circumstances. While research has shown that the frequency of accidents is declining, human error continues to be a dominant factor in a high proportion of those maritime accidents that do occur. Investigations reveal that common contributing factors are hazardous conditions, errors in judgement, unsafe work practices, and a failure to wear a personal flotation device (PFD) in circumstances where it would have saved life. This course is therefore aimed at any seafarer engaged in any capacity onboard a vessel at sea, or in port.

Responsibilities of the Employer

Under OS&H legislation an employer shall, so far as is practicable, provide and maintain a working environment in which the employees are not exposed to hazard .. that means, ‘provide a safe workplace’. The following are some broad guidelines as to how this can best be achieved, by:

  • providing safe systems of work.
  • providing information, instruction, training and supervision of its employees.
  • consulting and co-operating with its employees.
  • providing adequate personal protective clothing and equipment.
  • ensuring that the employees are not exposed to any hazards.
  • having a system of notification of workplace accidents to the OS&H authority.

Responsibilities of the Employee

The employee must also contribute to his/her own safety and health, and the safety and health of others. Employees must take reasonable care for their own safety and health at work and avoid harming the safety and health of others. To achieve this standard the employee must:

  • Follow safety and health instructions.
  • Use personal protective clothing and equipment.
  • Take good care of, and maintain, equipment.
  • Report hazards.
  • Follow the correct hazard-reporting procedures.
  • Report work-related injuries or harm to health.
  • Cooperate with employers, with the common aim being to improve safety and health in the workplace.
  • Maritime Safety Codes & Laws
  • Safety Training, Musters & Drills
  • Specific Hazards That Exist On Ships
  • Training & Equipment That Mitigates Those Hazards
  • The Types Of Emergencies That Occur On Ships
  • Understanding Fire Risk
  • Essentials Of Fighting & Dealing With Fires
  • Survival Situations That Arise At Sea
  • Training & Equipment That Aids In Human Survival

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Certification

This course is fully approved by the CPD Accreditation Group which is an internationally recognised certification. Learners will receive an electronic copy of the official course certificate in PDF format upon successful completion of the course via the eLearning system.