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 is the third module of a three module course that seeks to highlight the importance of safety to every crew and staff members, and the need for them all to remain constantly vigilant.
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:
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:
About Module 3:
Module 3 of ‘Elements of Shipboard Safety’ completes the course by focusing on survival at sea in the event that the worst happens, and the crew find themselves in the water. This part of the course emphasises the importance of personal floatation devices (life jackets) as being fundamental to crew survival. Also examined are lifebuoys, survival craft, distress flares and other emergency equipment such as electronic beacons and radio systems.
In the second part of this module, the learner will study the effects of exposure on the human body. This includes cold shock, hypothermia, dehydration, starvation, and the importance of ‘the will to survive’ in ensuring crew survival in the event of abandoning ship.
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:
This Module of the online course takes approximately 1 hour 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 3: Survival at Sea
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:
£20.00 Ex VAT
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