The overall aim of this 2-day Training Course is to provide the designated Safety Officer of the vessel, with the required knowledge and skills to effectively implement his duties and responsibilities in compliance with the following:
- STCW and Code A-II/2, A-III/2 “Maintain Safety of Ship’s Crew and the operational condition of life-saving, fire-fighting and other safety systems”.
- Maritime Labour Convention 2006 – (XIV) Resolution on Occupational Safety and Health.
- Code of Safe Working Practice for Merchant Seafarers (CoSWP).
Those who have successfully completed the course will be able to:
- systematically promote the Safety Culture of the company among all seafarers onboard the ship, sustaining a high level of safety and environmental consciousness.
- carry out safety-related inspections, identify potential hazards in the day to day operations of the vessel and help prevent incidents from occurring.
- carry out risk assessment, suggests improvements into the conduct of work, definemeasures to eliminate the haz ards and to mitigate the risks.
- contribute to the reporting of near-miss incidents, as well as, of unsafe acts/conditions.
- encourage individual seafarers to behave responsibly and to proactively promote safe and healthy working conditions on board.
- undertake the role of the Safety Officer of the ship.
- Code of Safe Working Practice for Merchant Seafarers (CoSWP), Maritime and Coastguard Agency
- “Shipboard Management, Responsibility and Authority” Fleet Instruction Manual, Minerva Marine
- Accident Prevention Onboard at Sea and in Port (ILO)
- Guidelines for Implementing the Occupational Safety and Health Provisions of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (ILO).
- International Safety Management Code & Guidelines for Implementation.