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Safety Officer Training

20 minutes
Health & Safety, Leadership & Management
£85.00 exc. local taxes
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Further Information - Safety Officer Training


Who is this course for?

This Safety Officer Training course is suitable for any personnel taking on the duties of a Safety Officer or Safety Representative.

Is previous experience required?

Those eligible to perform duties as “ Safety Officer” or a “Safety Representative”, are limited to crew members who have no less than 2 years consecutive sea service since attaining the age of 18, which in the case of a safety representative on board a tanker shall include at least 6 months service on such a ship.

How will this course benefit me?

After successfully completing this course, and having the “Safety Officer – Checklist” completed and approved, you should be able to undertake the duties and responsibilities as Safety Officer, as defined in STCW Code 2010 Table A-II/2 and A-III/2.

You will become a certified Safety Officer.

How will this course benefit my company?

Ensuring you are qualified and certified as a “Safety Officer”.

What standards are referred to in this course?

• MCA Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen

• This Safety Officer course also covers relevant parts of STCW Code Tables A-II/2 and A-III/2

• IMO Model Course 3.11.

Is there an assessment?

Once you have completed the course, you will be asked a series of questions to check your knowledge and understanding. These are based on the learning objectives for the course and have a pass mark of 70%.

Learning Objectives

• Describe the responsibilities of the Ship Safety Officer

• Explain how a Ship Safety Officer is appointed

• Describe how the Ship Safety Officer ensures the working environment is safe

• Give an overview of how the Ship Safety Officer should handle incidents

• Give an overview of how health and safety inspections are conducted

• Explain how training is carried out for new crew members

• Explain the role of the Port State Control

• Give an overview of the regulatory requirements for crew safety


End of course exam with a 70% pass mark.

System Requirements

• Internet access - users will need a device with a web browser and internet connection

• System - runs on computers, tablets and mobile devices using Windows 7 and above and MAC OS devices running IOS 11 and above

• Browsers - Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari

• Minimum browser size - none

• Audio - requires device speaker or headphones