Welcome to the Marine Society’s Safety@Sea course.
Whether for routine or high-risk operations, safe working practices are vitally important for the safe operation of vessels of all sizes across the maritime industry. Yet, working safely doesn’t occur within a vacuum; there needs to be a culture of professionalism and prioritising safety throughout the organisation, backed up by rigorous risk assessments, procedures and training.
The above is underpinned by the requirements of the International Safety Management (ISM) Code, which requires that all onboard activities occur within a structured system to ensure that activities are risk assessed, planned and carried out in accordance with that plan.
This course is divided up into four sections and is aimed at two groups of learners. The first two sections, composed of an introduction to safety management and a detailed look at safe working practices, are aimed at all crew regardless of seniority. The last two sections, composed of a more detailed look at safety management and a deep dive into the ISM Code, are intended for Officers and Masters.
By the end of this course, you will have a detailed understanding of:
The key safety management principles which should be applied onboard.
The best practice to follow when carrying out key tasks and sources of more detailed information.
The role of Officers and Masters in developing a strong safety culture and complying with requirements relating to safety management.
The International Safety Management Code and how it influences shipboard operations.