Five courses forming part of Mintra’s recently expanded maritime-specific eLearning library have been certified by DNV – one of the industry’s leading independent experts in assurance and risk management.
The certified status verifies the high quality of the courses, providing added assurance to Mintra clients and their employees that the content accurately represents current law, standards and guidelines set out by legislation as well as maritime organisations and conventions.
Mintra is a certified DNV Maritime Training Centre – a standard recognising excellence in overall management systems and design delivery processes – but this new certification relates specifically to the company’s Mooring Safety, Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Sea, MARPOL, Ballast Water Management and Cyber Security Awareness eLearning courses.
Simon Burrows, quality manager for Mintra, said this first batch of five courses within the maritime library was thoroughly audited and assessed by DNV in order to be awarded the certified status, which is in place for five years subject to annual review.
He added: “This is a further demonstration of Mintra’s commitment to providing our maritime clients – and indeed our clients operating across all sectors – with the very highest standards in online training.
“DNV is a highly respected organisation and has applied very stringent criteria to ensure our course content and learnings are educational and accurate according to requirements from the likes of International Maritime Organization and the SOLAS Convention.
“It provides an additional layer of validation to customers and learners that the eLearning courses they undertake are of the highest quality, continuously improved and designed to ensure they are fully equipped with the knowledge to carry out their duties competently and safely.”
The new and expanded maritime eLearning library has seen the number of titles increase from 107 to 238 – all of which are available via the online and offline versions of Mintra’s learning management system, Trainingportal.
It has created a holistic eLearning library fit for the needs of today’s seafarers, and provides maritime operators with a viable, low carbon and cost-efficient digital learning solution. The new courses represent over 66 hours of additional maritime learning content covering a wide range of safety, regulatory, operational and technical subjects.
Mintra holds a number of other maritime-specific accreditations and is approved as an STCW training provider by the Norwegian Maritime Authority. The company also holds approvals from organisations such as OPITO, RoSPA, Helideck Certification Agency, and the Learning and Performance Institute.
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