Most of the accidents that occur at sea are due to human error. Accidents usually happen due to lack of management, attitude, disregarding rules and procedures etc. Neglecting safety has consequences not only for the person himself, but also for his colleagues.
Safety Awareness is therefore an important factor in reducing the number of accidents. The Ship Safety Officer can play an important role in this by promoting the ‘Safety culture’ on board through training and motivation of the crew.
One of the main tasks of the Ship Safety Officer is to perform risk assessment and accident investigation, in addition to organizing Ship's safety meetings.
PLEASE NOTE: do not confuse this Ship Safety Officer course with the ISPS Ship Security Officer course.
Objective of the course
After successfully completing the course, the participant has knowledge and understanding of the duties and responsibilities of a Ship Safety Officer and can act accordingly.
Any ship’s staff who may be designated as a Shipboard Safety Officer
Conditions for participation
The participant is in the possession of:
- at least a valid CoC 3th Officer/Engineer
- not less than 2 years consecutive see service since attaining the age of 18, which in the case of a safety officer on board a tanker shall include at least 6 months service on such a ship
- Laws and regulations
- Risk situations on board ships
- Risk assessment and management
- Accident investigation
- Human behaviour and accidents
- Root cause analysis
To illustrate safety situations more efficient case studies are used during the course.
It is possible to make this training tailor-made for your company. DRTC will integrate your business procedures into the course, allowing your employees to be trained in using and applying their own business procedures.
Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will receive the certificate:
- Safety Officer
- Elements used from the Guidelines given in the STCW Code 2010, Table A-II/2 and A-III/2 and IMO Model Course 3.11 (Marine Accident & Incident Investigation
3 consecutive days
Number of participants
Minimum 4, maximum 12 participants
08.30 – 17.00 hour (each day)