Shipboard Safety Officer Course

Shipboard Safety Officer Course

Target Group

This course is designed for all ship’s officers who are involved in a daily safety work on board the ship or supervising activities that deals with Health & Safety Systems.


Course Objectives

  • Have the knowledge of the general dangers involved in shipboard operations.
  • Understand the role of a safety officer.
  • Understand the importance of identifying general hazards and spreading safety awareness.
  • Carry out Risk assessment.
  • Carry out accident investigations and root cause analysis.
  • Handle stress and fatigue and understand its implications to accidents.
  • Understand the importance of reporting near misses and accidents.
  • Handle internal and external safety audits.


Course Outline

Day 1

  • Brief Introduction to ISM Code
  • Introduction to Company’s Safety Management System
  • Introduction to Health & Safety Legislation
  • Responsibilities & Duties of Shipboard Safety Officer
  • Conducting Safety Inspections Using Company Checklist.


Day 2

  • Conducting Safety Meetings & Spreading Safety Awareness on Board
  • Conducting Risk Assessment
  • PTW Systems
  • Undergoing Audits
  • Reporting Near Misses & Accidents/Maintaining Accident Prevention Log


Course Duration

2 days





Pre-Course Requirement

Must be having a valid Certificate of Competency (Any Class).