New course at MSA – Shipboard Safety Officer (Course recognized by the UK Chamber of Shipping)

We are pleased to announce that the STCW Shipboard Safety Officer course has been added to our training portfolio and that training sessions will be available from January 2022. We are very proud to have also achieved recognition of the UK Chamber course of Shipping.

Taught by our experienced and professional instructors, this 3-day course is for personnel and crew appointed to assume the role of safety officer on board ships.

This course is suitable for seafarers who are already serving as safety representatives or security guards. It provides theoretical and practical training to enable you to perform the duties of an on-board security guard, as detailed by the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA).

The course covers both accident prevention and accident investigation and covers the following areas.

• Understand the relationship between the ISM code and the management of safety on board
• Have an overview of the ISM code
• Take into account the causes of accidents
• Understand the process and limitations of risk assessment
• Consider the accident investigation process
• Understand the importance of an appropriate interview technique
• Take into account the factors influencing the effectiveness of safety committee meetings

About the UK Chamber of Shipping Recognition Service:
The UK Chamber of Shipping Course Recognition Service is open to in-house or public courses taught anywhere in the world. Through this program, they formally recognize effective training courses, of guaranteed quality and meeting specific needs within the maritime industry.

Achieving Recognition aligns our course with the highly respected UK Chamber of Shipping brand, enabling it to carry a globally recognized UK Chamber of Shipping ‘quality mark’ on all materials.

We believe it dramatically improves the course’s profile and market credibility while providing access to rigorous and very detailed expert assessment. The program is ISO9001 accredited and enjoys the full involvement and support of the UK Chamber of Shipping, the trade association for the UK shipping industry.

Mark Jaenicke, Director of Training and Performance says: “It is a huge advantage for us to be independently verified and certified by an internationally recognized organization such as the UK Chamber of Shipping. We believe we set high standards as a training provider and wanted to prove it by getting approval for our courses. It’s great to add another course as part of the service and we have to thank the UK Chamber of Shipping recognition team for providing a fantastic service ”
Source: Viking MSA