Safety Officer's Training
Maritime officers who have to carry out the role of Safety Officer onboard.
3 days
Lecture
International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974, as amended (SOLAS 1974)
OCIMF, Tanker Management and Self Assessment (A Best-Practice Guide for Ship Operators)
MCA, Code for Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen, (Consolidated Edition 2004)
IMO Model Course 3.11
UK P&I Club; Getting to Grips with The Human Factor – an insight
DNV Risk Assessment
ABS Guidance Noted on The Investigation of Marine Incidents
SIRE OCIMF V.4.1 2007 Edition
The course provides training in the role of the Safety Officer. Methods of risk assessment, incident investigation and reporting are covered. This course demonstrates how important safety onboard is, and how it will change the way we work.

It also provides training regarding the investigation of marine accidents and incidents and their administration. The organization and conduct of preliminary enquiries and formal investigations or hearings are explained as well as the follow-up action to be taken regarding the findings and recommendations of an investigation. Group activities involving case studies and role playing so as to develop investigative and analytical skills are to be conducted.
Ensuring the safety of the ship and the personnel on board the vessel is the main objective of the course. Upon completion of the module, the participants shall be able to:
  • comply with the OCIMF requirements (SIRE Chapter 5.1)
  • identify and report deficiencies
  • enable raise awareness in order to prevent accidents
  • explain the duties of Safety Officer according to Company's SMS
  • raise awareness in order to prevent accidents
  • designate a Safety Officer according to Company's SMS
  • comply with the Company requirement
Appointment of a Safety Officer
Risk Assessment
Incident Investigation
Must be maritime officers who have to carry out the role of Safety Officer onboard and covers the organization, planning, risk assessment and safety inspections.
Twice a month