Workshop Safety

50 minutes
Avg. rating 4.6

Workshop Safety

50 minutes
Avg. rating 4.6

The crew on board ships can be seriously injured (sometimes with casualties) when working with workshop tools and machines if they do not follow safety rules. The Workshop Safety course shows the learner how to safely select, use, maintain and store tools and also to work with workshop machines on board ships. Moreover, this course identifies the correct PPE to be worn in workshops and recommends common safety rules for the crew who work in workshops.

In a ship workshop, various tools, spares, equipment and machines are necessary for different works and operations. If crew members do not have the knowledge of how to work safely in workshops, the person doing the work may injure himself or others. Workshop tools and machines should be used, maintained and stored properly, particularly the stationary machines that are often fixed on the tables or stand footings. This training course identifies some hazards related to operations with welding machines, drilling machines, and lath machines in workshops and followingly proposes some safety guides.

Furthermore, the Workshop Safety course discusses how personnel on board ships should work safely within the workshops. More in detail, this course covers: an introduction to the ship workshops, common works in workshops and hazards in workshops, workshop safety rules, and good housekeeping for workshops.

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Engineering Engine Machinery and Systems Personal Safety 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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  3. Language: English
  4. Length: 50 minutes
  5. Intended for: This course is intended for all personnel on board ships, especially for the officers and ratings who are directly involved in maintenance and repair works in the workshops.
  6. Reference: Based on parts of IMO, SOLAS, Safety-Health and Working Conditions by ILO, MLC and COSWP.
  7. Last Updated: January 09, 2024

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