Ship Safety Officer (SSO)

The aim of the Ship Safety Officer Course is to reduce the number of job related fatalities, illnesses and injuries. This can be effectively achieved by establishing on board ships a workplace safety and health program

On completion of the course the trainee should be able to perform the following :

Carry out the role of ship’s safety officer
Carry out risk assessment and accident reporting
Carry out safety audits and inspections
Create a safety culture aboard ship.

The course will cover the following topics :

International Health and Safety Legislation
Duties of Employer
Duties of Safety Officer
Powers of safety representatives
ISM Code Safety Management System – procedures
Accident Reduction
Hazard Identification
Creating a Safety Culture.
Practical workshops would include but not confined to:-
Risk Assessment
Safety Inspections
Creating a safety culture through teamwork.