Safety Management System (SMS) on Ships; Implementing ISM Code

1 hour and 31 minutes
Avg. rating 4.7

Safety Management System (SMS) on Ships; Implementing ISM Code

1 hour and 31 minutes
Avg. rating 4.7

Welcome to the International Safety Management (ISM) Code course. This course is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the ISM Code, its implementation, and its critical role within the maritime industry. The course aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to enhance the safety and security of shipping operations. Through this course, participants will learn about the structure, principles, and objectives of the ISM Code, developing a solid foundation in the practices and strategies essential for the safe management of ships.

This course sets the stage by providing a comprehensive overview of the ISM Code, including its origins, objectives, and the key principles underpinning a strong safety culture within maritime operations.

This course is structured into two main parts: ISM Code Part A: Implementation and ISM Code Part B: Certification & Verification. Each section is meticulously crafted to guide you through the ISM Code's objectives, its role in enhancing maritime safety, and the detailed requirements for compliance and certification.

• Part A: Implementation delves into the specific requirements of the ISM Code, covering everything from establishing a safety and environmental protection policy to the responsibilities of company and ship personnel, emergency preparedness, and the maintenance of ships and equipment.
• Part B: Certification & Verification focuses on the certification process, including the types of certificates issued, periodic verification, and the processes for interim certification and verification.

However, it is important to stress that you always orient yourself towards your ship's specifications and follow your shipping company-approved procedures.

You will be presented with an assessment at the end of this course.

Topics in this Course

Emergency Procedures Human Resource Legislation Risk Management

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With a distinguished career in maritime engineering, I bring to the table a wealth of experience from both practical and academic perspectives. I served for over a decade as a marine engineer at sea, mentoring numerous cadets throughout my tenure, with my most recent role being that of a chief engineer.

Over the past seven years, I have pursued an advanced academic path and proudly hold a Master's Degree and a PhD in Maritime Affairs from two prestigious European universities.

My academic pursuits didn't confine me to the classroom. I have actively participated in European maritime research projects as a consultant, continually updating my knowledge across various shipping facets, including the regulatory framework, decarbonization, safety, and marine environmental pollution prevention.

Since 2017, I have transitioned into academia, utilizing my hands-on experience and scholarly insights to impart maritime knowledge. I've been involved in a broad spectrum of STCW and IMO courses, delivering lectures to marine officers at various institutes and academies across Europe.

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  1. Rating:
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  2. Price:
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  3. Language: English
  4. Length: 1 hour and 31 minutes
  5. Intended for: Seafarers, Ship officers, Surveyors, Auditors, Safety officers, Cadets, shore-based staff from shipping companies, and any individual interested in maritime safety and the ISM Code.
  6. Reference: Based on parts of the International Safety Management (ISM) Code, the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention, and the IMO Model Course 3.21.
  7. Last Updated: June 07, 2024

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