SMT Shipboard Safety Officer Training

This course is suitable for seafarers who are about to serve, or are already serving as either safety representatives or safety officers. This training is intended to meet the requirements set out in The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) Regulations and the Code of Safe Working Practice for Merchant Seafarers (CoSWP).

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The course which has been developed in line with the current legislative framework. To enable designated personnel to take up the role of a safety officer onboard a ship, as identified in The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) Regulations 1997 (SI 1997 No. 2962) (the Regulations), which define a safety officer as ‘a person who has sufficient training and experience or knowledge and/or qualifies, to enable him/her to properly undertake the duty imposed under the relevant provision in the regulations.’

The aims of the course are to ensure that the delegates will:

  • Understand the duties of the SSO
  • Have considered the legal framework for safety
  • Understand the relationship between the ISM code, safety management on board ship
  • Have an overview of the ISM code
  • Have considered the causes of accidents
  • Understand the process and limitations of risk assessment
  • Have considered the accident investigation process
  • Understand the importance of appropriate interviewing technique
  • Have considered factors influencing the effectiveness of safety committee meetings


On achievement of the desired standard of competence, a certificate can be issued by the training provider.



£600 excl. VAT

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