Safety Officer Training Course (Videotel)
US $400.00

The function of the shipboard safety officer is to provide seafarers and the shipping company with the necessary advice and assistance to maintain a healthy and safe living and work environment onboard ship. Normally safety officers are appointed on ships with 5 or more seafarers onboard and this course provides the training required by those newly appointed or about to be appointed to the role. The training may be completed by distance learning.

This course comprises eLearning modules with a final onscreen assessment. You must achieve 95% completion in all eLearning and score 75% or higher in all assessments. Our course Documentation List refers.  

Guided learning hours: 20hrs.

On completion of this course you will receive a Documentary Evidence.

This course has non-mandatory approval from the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency and Liberia Ship Registry.  For an MCA certificate, this training must be completed onboard ship.

Candidates must be at least 18 years old and have 12 months sea service (in any capacity) onboard ship OR hold a valid STCW certificate of competency (Deck or Engine).

Legislation & references

Videotel’s Safety Officer Training Course has been developed in accordance with:
• Chapter 13 of The Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers
• The relevant parts of IMO Model Course 3.11
• UK Statutory Instrument 1997/2962 and UK MNTB Guidelines
This course may be accepted as evidence of compliance where training for the role of shipboard safety officer is required, for example:
The ISM Code, TMSA3, VIQ7, STCW Table A - II/2, III/2, Section A - III/3 etc.

Please note that the final assessment of this course must be completed under the direct supervision of an Authenticating Person. This is the Master/Senior Officer onboard ship or senior official of a registered shipping company or maritime institution onshore. Our Course Procedure refers.