Hazmat (IMSBC Code) Training Course

Learning Topic: Safety

3 hours

Product code: #6275

$200.00 Excl. Sales Tax

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The safe handling of dangerous goods can depend upon those at management and operational level having a proper appreciation of the risks associated with these hazardous cargoes. The shipment of solid bulk cargoes presents a number of hazards to a vessel including structural damage or loss of stability during a voyage. It is therefore essential that crewmembers follow the practices and procedures set out in the IMSBC Code to ensure the safe stowage and shipment of solid bulk cargoes.

This course provides the essential knowledge required by those at management and operational level, involved in planning stowage, handling and transporting dangerous goods in solid form. It will also help learners to maintain safe and effective cargo operations by identifying safe procedures and best practice to be adopted, highlighting the risks and dangers associated with the carriage of certain bulk cargoes. The course covers general dangerous goods safety awareness and emergency response to incidents involving solid bulk cargoes.

On completion of this course you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Ocean Technologies Group powered by Marlins, Seagull and Videotel.

Please note:  The assessment part of this course may be completed onboard ship or onshore in the offices of a registered shipping company or maritime institution. The Master/senior officer onboard or a senior official onshore must sign and stamp your application form to verify they have directly supervised your eLearning assessment(s).

What you'll learn

Understand and be familiar with the structure and content of the IMSBC Code & Supplement and be aware of its aims

Know how to extract information related to solid bulk cargoes from the Code and Supplement

Know how to safely stow and ship solid bulk cargoes

Understand the dangers associated with the shipment of certain types of bulk cargoes, such as structural damage, instability, fire and liquefaction

Be able to give guidance on the safety procedures to be adopted when shipping bulk cargoes

Understand the special risks of bulk cargoes such as solid wastes and cargoes that present a security hazard

Be aware of the typical materials currently shipped in bulk with advice on their properties and handling – as described in Appendix 1 of the code

Understand the required laboratory test procedures to be used to determine the characteristics of bulk cargo materials – as described in Appendix 2 of the code

Know how to use the Medical First Aid Guide (MFAG)

Know the requirements of the Bulk Loading and Unloading Code (BLU Code) for ships at a terminal

Know the requirements of the Bulk Loading and Unloading Manual (BLU Manual) for the guidance of terminal operators

Course Contents

The course includes the following components.

  • #0068 - HAZMAT - IMSBC Code


There are no pre-requisites for this course


  • IMSBC Code
  • Paragraphs 2-14 of STCW Section B-V/b – Guidance regarding training of officers and ratings responsible for cargo handling on ships carrying dangerous and hazardous substances in solid form in bulk


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