Workshop Safety

Reza Kapo 50 minutes

The crew on board ships can be seriously injured and occasionally be killed working with workshop tools and machines when 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 table or stand footing. 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 discuss how personnel on board ships should safely work within the workshops in general. More in detail, this course covers: Introduction to the ship workshops, Common works in workshops, hazards and hot works in workshops, Workshop safety rules, and Good Housekeeping for workshops.



Course author

Reza Kapo

A marine chief engineer officer with long-standing sea-going experience, with a Master's Degree and a PhD Doctorate in Maritime Affairs.  I worked as an engineer at sea for almost eleven years when I was in charge of training several cadets.  In the last five years, I have been engaged as a research consultant in European maritime projects, where I have been in charge of desktop analyses, conducting surveys, and providing policy/technical recommendations. I have also been regularly involved in teaching activities for a wide range of STCW and IMO courses to marine officers since 2017.

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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 publications, SOLAS Convention, Safety-Health and Working Conditions by ILO, Guidelines for implementing the occupational safety and health provisions of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006, and Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers by MCA.