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Crew Safety (Includes MARPOL Awareness)

Entry Criteria:     All Ratings

Course Duration:     4 Days



Course Description

Accidents and injuries cost the shipping industry millions of dollars every year. Do our crew know the proper, correct and safe way of working in every conceivable situation? The answer could be mostly "yes" but generally "no".

This course is made specifically for ratings, keeping in mind the hazardous nature of their job, whether they are working aloft, overside, on deck, in holds, in tanks or in the engine room. The crew safety course is designed to provide knowledge and guidance on the current best industry practices to be followed during working on board ships.The topics addressed have been referenced from the Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen.

The course covers the industry requirements and the safe working practices during various tasks and operations on board a ship.
The training covers specific competence requirements of STCW Table A-II/5 and Table A-III/5, as amended.


Contents Objective

  • Occupational Hazards and Safe Working Practices
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
  • Code of Safe Working Practices for specific tasks
  • Behaviour Based Safety and ‘STOP’ cards
  • Permit to Work
  • Lifting Gear and Slinging
  • Manual Handling of Weights, Securing of Drums and Steel Plates
  • Mooring Operations
  • Working Aloft Procedures and Ladder Safety
  • Accommodation Ladder Safety
  • Use and Maintenance of Power Tools
  • Bunkering and Oil transfer procedures
  • Engine Room Workshop Safe working practices
  • Lockout-Tagout Procedures
  • Enclosed Space Entry Procedures
  • Causes of pollution - MARPOL Annexes I to VI – a brief
  • Types of waste generated on different vessel types, reducing generation of waste and disposal methods of wastes generated
  • Best practices for compliance with MARPOL and EMS procedures
  • Consequences of non-compliance in line with ‘zero-tolerance’ policy of the Company
  • Compliance with Ballast Water Management and Treatment Systems
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Please find below the list of documents required to get on the first day of the course.
  1. 2 passport size photographs,
  2. Copies of Passport, CDC, COC & INDOS No.