Safety Courses Criteria, 2nd Edition  (eBook)

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This publication provides the criteria for the development of courses to deliver training in personal safety and social responsibility (PSSR), entry into enclosed spaces and shipboard safety officer training.

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Training courses developed in line with these criteria, delivered at centres approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), will cover:

 

Personal safety and social responsibility (PSSR) (section 2)

 

Entry into enclosed spaces (section 3)

 

Shipboard safety officer training (section 4)

 

The specifications described in this document have been developed by the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) in conjunction with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

 

The MCA has agreed with the MNTB that the specifications described in this document will satisfy the requirements for approved PSSR and shipboard safety officer training. Conditions for MCA approval of short courses are contained in Annex A, which should be used in conjunction with the MCA guide to approval of regulatory training requirements. A course developed to cover entry into enclosed spaces does not need to be approved by the MCA or any other body, neither is there an approval process to cover such a course.

 

The national occupational standards relating to this training are:

 

A31 – Maintain personal health, safety and environmental standards on board a vessel

There is also a suite of Maritime Studies Qualifications which contains units relevant to this training; the specific units are:

 

Maritime employment, environmental and health and safety practice

 

Maintain safe and environmentally responsible working practices on board a vessel

CONTENTS

Introduction

Proficiency in personal safety and social responsibility

Entry into enclosed spaces training (non-STCW requirement)

Shipboard safety officer training (non-STCW requirement)

MCA approval of short courses

STCW Code: Table A-VI/1-4

Instructor/assessor qualification and experience requirements

Specimen certificates:

(i) Personal safety and social responsibility

(ii) Entry into enclosed spaces

(iii) Shipboard safety officer

What this document is about

This document provides the criteria for the development of courses to deliver training in personal safety and social responsibility (PSSR), entry into enclosed spaces and shipboard safety officer training.

 

Training courses developed in line with these criteria, delivered at centres approved by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), will cover:

  • Personal safety and social responsibility (PSSR) (section 2)

  • Entry into enclosed spaces (section 3)

  • Shipboard safety officer training (section 4)

 

The specifications described in this document have been developed by the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) in conjunction with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

 

The MCA has agreed with the MNTB that the specifications described in this document will satisfy the requirements for approved PSSR and shipboard safety officer training. Conditions for MCA approval of short courses are contained in Annex A, which should be used in conjunction with the MCA guide to approval of regulatory training requirements. A course developed to cover entry into enclosed spaces does not need to be approved by the MCA or any other body, neither is there an approval process to cover such a course.

 

The national occupational standards relating to this training are:

A31 – Maintain personal health, safety and environmental standards on board a vessel

 

There is also a suite of Maritime Studies Qualifications which contains units relevant to this training; the specific units are:

Maritime employment, environmental and health and safety practice

Maintain safe and environmentally responsible working practices on board a vessel

 

Why these criteria have been developed

The PSSR criteria have been developed to deliver education and training to meet specific parts of the regulatory requirements of Table A-VI/1-4 of the Annex to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, hereafter referred to as STCW.

 

The ‘Entry into enclosed spaces’ criteria have been developed to deliver training to meet the requirements set out in The Merchant Shipping (Entry into Dangerous Spaces) Regulations 1988 (SI 1988 No. 1638) (the Regulations), IMO Resolution A.864 (20) Recommendations for entering enclosed spaces aboard ships (adopted on 27 November 1997) and the Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen (COSWP).

 

The ‘Shipboard safety officer’ criteria have been developed to deliver training to meet the requirements of The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) Regulations 1997 (SI 1997 No. 2962) (the Regulations) and the Code of Safe Working Practice for Merchant Seafarers (CoSWP).

 

Who the training is aimed at

The PSSR training is required by seafarers as part of the basic training or instruction in accordance with Section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code.

 

The entry into enclosed spaces training is MNTB recommended good practice training for all seafarers, and specifically those entering the industry and undergoing any initial training.

 

The shipboard safety officer training is required by the MCA to meet the aforesaid Health and Safety and CoSWP requirements.

 

Aims of the training

The overall aim is to provide seafarers with the necessary knowledge, understanding and proficiency to protect and maintain their own and others safety at sea.

The MNTB is a voluntary body and a part of the UK Chamber of Shipping, the trade association for the UK shipping industry. We work closely with shipping and ship management companies, nautical educational establishments and organisations, seafarer trade unions, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and industry organisations with an interest in seafarer education and training.

 

The MNTB provides the link to government departments and bodies involved with the shipping industry as well as those involved with the UK skills agenda and education and training developments. This includes the Department for Transport (DfT), the Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills (BIS), and UK education regulatory authorities and bodies. The MNTB works closely with the Maritime Skills Alliance to achieve joint aims with partner organisations in the maritime sector.

 

We carry out a wide range of careers promotion activities through our ‘Careers at Sea’ brand. This is currently under expansion to encompass the full range of careers activity at sea and within the shipping industry ashore and the wider maritime sector.

Title: Safety Courses Criteria, 2nd Edition (eBook)
Edition: Second
Number of Pages: 24
Product Code: WS1648EA
Published Date: August 2018
Binding Format: Paperback

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