Safety Officer Training Course

Learning Topic: Safety

20 hours

Product code: #6340

$440.00 Excl. Sales Tax

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The function of the shipboard safety officer is to provide seafarers and the shipping company with the necessary advice and assistance to maintain a healthy and safe living and work environment onboard ship. Normally safety officers are appointed on ships with 5 or more seafarers onboard and this course provides the training required by those newly appointed or about to be appointed to the role.

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

Please note:  The assessment part of this course must be completed onboard ship. The Master/senior officer onboard must sign and stamp your application form to verify they have directly supervised your eLearning assessment(s).

What you'll learn

Understand the role of a Safety Officer

Understand the role of a Safety Representative

Understand the importance of a good safety culture

Identify common hazards onboard ships

Describe health and safety precautions that should be taken to protect the ship’s crew

Understand the importance of a good risk assessment system

Course Contents

The course includes the following components.

  • Module #646.01 Safety Officer, ISM Code - Outline
  • Module #646.02 Safety Officer, ISM Code - Procedures and People
  • Module #646.03 Safety Officer, Your Role as the Safety Officer
  • Module #646.04 Safety Officer, The Safety Committee
  • Module #646.05 Safety Officer, Shipboard Familiarisation Under STCW
  • Module #646.06 Safety Officer, Safety
  • Module #646.07 Safety Officer, Creating a Safety Culture
  • Module #646.08 Safety Officer, What is Risk Assessment?
  • Module #646.09 Safety Officer, How to Apply Risk Assessment
  • Module #646.10 Safety Officer, Safety Inspections
  • Module #646.11 Safety Officer, Permit to Work Systems
  • Module #646.12 Safety Officer, Accident Investigation
  • Module #646.13 Safety Officer, Emergency Procedures 1 (SOLAS)
  • Module #646.14 Safety Officer, Emergency Procedures 2 (Drills)
  • Module #646.15 Safety Officer, Assessment


Candidates must be at least 18 years old and have 12 months sea service (in any capacity) onboard ship.


The Safety Officer Training Course has been developed in accordance with:

• Chapter 13 of The Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers

• The relevant parts of IMO Model Course 3.11

• UK Statutory Instrument 1997/2962 and UK MNTB Guidelines

This course may be accepted as evidence of compliance where training for the role of shipboard safety officer is required, for example: The ISM Code, TMSA3, VIQ7, STCW Table A – II/2, III/2, Section A – III/3 etc.


Maritime and Coastguard Agency


This course may be accepted by other maritime administrations. Please contact us for details.

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