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Elements of Shipboard Safety: Module 2

Accidents at sea have been happening for hundreds of years, but advancements in safety systems, procedures and training have meant that safety at sea is nowadays much better than it used to be. However, despite these modern advancements, there are still more accidents every year than there should be. In fact, upon subsequent investigation it is often found that many accidents were in part or wholly avoidable, and many can be traced to some element of human error. This second module of the 3 module course, seeks to highlight the importance of safety to every crew and staff member, and the need for us all to keep constantly vigilant.

  • Approved by the CPD Accreditation Board
  • Rapid Turnaround on Course Certificate
  • Cost & Time-Efficient Means of Delivery of Training
  • Take the Course at Your Own Pace and Convenience
  • Revisit Past Study Prior to Taking any Assessments

About the Course:

The Elements of Shipboard Safety online 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.

The user will learn about the following essential safety areas:

  • Maritime safety codes and laws
  • Safety training, musters, and 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 and dealing with fires
  • Survival situations that arise at sea
  • Training & equipment that aids in human survival

Learning points are illustrated with real-world ‘Case Studies’ that outline and analyse accidents and disasters at sea and then go on to explain the results of subsequent investigations, including theories of how the accidents might have been avoided.

This online course is split into 3 modules:

  • Module 1: Occupational Health & Safety
  • Module 2: Emergencies at Sea & Firefighting
  • Module 3: Principles of Survival at Sea

About Module 2:

Module 2 builds upon Module 1 by outlining various emergencies and accidents that may happen at sea, including extensive use of real-world case studies which highlight how human error and lapses in judgement can exacerbate maritime accidents. The second part of this module is dedicated to fire and firefighting. The relevant maritime fire regulations are examined, and crew roles and responsibilities are outlined. The learner will also study principles of fire spread & prevention, including the different types and classes of fire and fire extinguisher, or other firefighting equipment.

Target Audience:

Safety is everyone’s responsibility, so it is strongly advised that all operational staff and crew that set foot onboard ship take a course in ship safety. This course is intended to be used by personnel who are new to the subject of safety, or as a refresher course. The course is therefore set at an introductory level that will encourage the learner into further study. It is relevant to crew / staff members of any function or level.

Regulations & Codes Addressed:

This course can be used as a foundation to a number of the qualifications needed under STCW 2010, namely:

  • Personal Survival Techniques (PST)
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (FP&FF)
  • Use of Survival Craft

Course Duration:

This Module of the online course takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete depending on the learner’s abilities and reading speed. Please note that you can enter and exit this course as often as you require but you must complete the assessment in one sitting as it will reset if you exit the course during the assessment phase.

Module 2: Emergencies & Fire

  • Section 3: Emergencies at Sea
    • Types of emergencies
    • Incident reports
    • Damage control
  • Section 4: Fire & Firefighting
    • Relevant maritime Regulations
    • The chemistry of fire
    • Principles of fire prevention
    • Principles underlying the spread of fire
    • Classes of fire
    • Portable fire extinguishers
    • Firefighting equipment and appliances
    • Initial actions
    • Firefighting techniques
  • Module 2: Assessment

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. Each of these CPD Certificates will provide the following information to the learner:

  • Course Title
  • CPD Course Approval Number and associated Points
  • Unique Reference Number
  • Score and Completion Date

£20.00 Ex VAT

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