This course offers an ideal background to the International Safety Management Code and its specific requirements. It is designed for ship crewmembers looking for a safety management solution in their own environment and draws on the operational priorities of safety management and places them in a real world scenario.

The course covers the provisions of the International Convention of Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), the ISM certification process, the audit process and corrective action and its role in safety management.

Aims and Objectives

This course provides the International Safety Management Code familiarization on board vessels in line with the Chapter IX of International Convention on Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS).

Students completing this course will be able to understand the relevance of ISM code to safe operation of ships and prevention of pollution of marine environment from ships when carrying out shipboard operations.

In particular, trainees will gain:

  • ➢  The background of International Safety Management Code for safe operation.
  • ➢  The procedures and instruments for preparation of SMS.
  • ➢  An understanding of the ISM code for Safe Operation of Ships andPrevention of Pollution of environment as detailed below:
    • Key definitions and objectives of ISM code.
    • Health, Safety and Environmental policy.
    • Safety Management System.
    • Safety Management Manual.
    • Types of Audit.
    • Safety Management Certificate.
    • Document of Compliance.

Course Description

This course provides advanced theoretical knowledge about onboard operational safety both offshore and ashore considering the safety of the ship, shore cargo, crewmembers and environmental within which vessels operate.

Course Content

  • Introduction
  • Definitions and key objectives
  • Safety Management System Operational Safety Management
  • Ship Safety Plan
  • Safety Management Manual
  • Auditing
  • Phases of audit
  • Ship Certificates and documents. Final assessment
  • Course Evaluation
  • Issuance of Certificate and Departure

Course Duration

2 days

Training Methods

The course shall be an interactive classroom instruction and discussion followed by exercise relating to Safety Management System.


Target Audience

The course is designed for intending Deck Officers, Engine-Room Officers and qualified officers who wish to revalidate the expired ISM code certificate.


Entry Requirements

Participants must have STCW Basic Safety Training Certificates and must be proficient in English Language.

Candidates revalidating their certificates are expected to join the class on day 2 of the classroom lectures.


Assessment & Competency Achievement

Theoretical assessment is carried out during and on completion of the training. Participants are expected to be punctual throughout.


Training Equipment

An equipped classroom with exceptional teaching aids such as projector, audio visual clips, tables, chairs and white board.


Training Location

The simulator training will be conducted at the Hudson Trident Training Center (HTTC) located at No 6, Shaffi Sule Street, off Admiralty way, off Akin Leigh Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.


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