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Elements of Shipboard Safety: Module 3

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.

  • 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 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.

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 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

  • Section 5: Survival at Sea: Part 1
    • Relevant maritime regulations
    • Emergency electronic and radio equipment
  • Section 6: Survival at Sea: Part 2
    • IMO safety signs and symbols
    • Survival at Sea
    • Principles of survival at sea
  • Module 3: 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

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