Working at Height Training Course

Learning Topic: Safety

3-4 hours

Product code: #6114

$200.00 Excl. Sales Tax

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Falling from a height is one of the most common causes of death and injury of seafarers despite the effort to ensure safe working conditions for those onboard ships. International maritime regulations do not have many specific requirements for working at height, but the ISM code requires that risks associated with all work tasks onboard must be assessed before a job is started.

This course will define work at height; describe how to safely access working places at height and use of safety equipment. The course will also raise the awareness of risks with regards to dropped objects from work at height. In this onboard course we highlight the importance of having a strong safety culture in combination with good knowledge and following best practices when working at height. When the course is completed you will be able to define the term working at height, identify risks involved, know safety systems, understand risks with dropped objects and prevent accidents with dropped objects.

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

This course is intended for completion while on board, but trainees can also undertake it under examination conditions at the company office, as long as they have access to their vessels' documentation.

Please note:  The assessment part of this course must 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). For Flag approved courses, please refer to the 'approvals' section below for further information.

What you'll learn

Understand what is meant by working at height

Understand the risks associated with dropped objects and ways to prevent accidents associated with dropped objects

Identify the dangers to yourself and others when working at height

Identify how to access high work places safely

Recognise safe methods of working at height

Course Contents

The course includes the following components.

  • Module #0310 - Working at height and over the side
  • Module #0575 - Dropped objects
  • Workbook - Working at Height


There are no pre-requisites for this course


  • ISM Code
  • MLC 2006
  • Code of Safe Practices for Merchant Seafarers (COSWP)
  • ILO`s “Code of practice for accident prevention on board ships at sea and in port”


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