COMBINED ADVANCED CERTIFICATES ( ISM,ISPS,MLC Maritime Lead Auditor – Designated Person Ashore (DPA) – Company Security Officer (CSO) )


Company Security Officer (CSO)

Under the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS), every shipping company is required to appoint a company security officer, who would take care of the ship’s safety and security.

The company security officer designated by a company would be responsible for one or more than one ships, depending on the number and types of ships the company operates.

This responsibility is clearly identified, join us and qualify yourself as a Company Security Officer (CSO).

Objectives :
In accordance with ISPS Code requirements and IMO Model Course 3.20 2011 edition and Guidelines on Training and Certification of CSOs as per IMO MSC/Circ. 1154.

ISM,ISPS,MLC Maritime Lead Auditor

The purpose of International Safety Management (ISM) Code is to provide an international standard for the safe management and operation of ships and for pollution prevention.

The Code establishes safety-management objectives and requires a safety management system (SMS) to be established by “the Company”, which is defined as the shipowner or any person, such as the manager or bareboat charterer, who has assumed responsibility for operating the ship.

The International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code is an amendment to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention (1974/1988) on minimum security arrangements for ships, ports and government agencies.

Having come into force in 2004, it prescribes responsibilities to governments, shipping companies, shipboard personnel, and port/facility personnel to “detect security threats and take preventative measures against security incidents affecting ships or port facilities used in international trade.”

The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) is an International Labour Organization convention, established in 2006 as the fourth pillar of international maritime law and embodies “all up-to-date standards of existing international maritime labour Conventions and Recommendations, as well as the fundamental principles to be found in other international labour Conventions”.

The other “pillars are the SOLAS, STCW and MARPOL.

The treaties applies to all ships entering the harbors of parties to the treaty (port states), as well as to all states flying the flag of state party.

While observing the ISO 19011 standard as the official guidance for the conduction of audits, the Lead Auditor ISM-ISPS-MLC Course will provide you with the appropriate knowledge, skills and expertise in order to be effectively involved in the audit procedures and activities in the context of the safety management system and other management systems of shipping companies as required by the International Safety Management Code (ISM Code).

You will learn about the requirements related to the performance of the audits and verifications in an integrated system and how to apply the principles of ISO 19011 management system auditing guidelines, including to be able to :

Identify key themes in risk, safety and security management and how audits support the development and continual improvement of Company Safety, Environmental and Quality Management System, under ISM and applicable ISO Standards Understand the purpose and benefits of a good audit Understand the use of standard auditing techniques Plan, prepare and lead an audit Write effective non-conformity audit reports and summaries Understand the importance of resolving non-conformities and verification of completed corrective actions Understand ISPS Code and MLC Convention audit verification requirements The course approaches the audit process in the context of international standards and therefore, it is equally suitable for sea-going and office-based staff and its benefits are as following:

Individuals will have a good understanding of the ISM Code, its importance, and their role within it, including ISM, ISO, ISPS and MLC auditing requirements
Individuals will be actively involved in the ongoing evaluation and development of a Company Safety, Environmental and Quality Management System
Providing the Company and its auditors with the ability to establish the effectiveness of a Company Management System ahead of external verification by Administrations or Port State Control
Delivered by experts with International safety and security management, compliance and verification experience in an engaging interactive style with a variety of security and safety related scenario case study workshops exercises during the training course

Designated Person Ashore (DPA)

According to the ISM Code the Designated Person Ashore (DPA) plays a key role in the effective implementation of a Safety Management System and takes responsibility for verification and monitoring of all safety and pollution prevention activities. To comply with the ISM Code a shipping company should be able to provide documentary evidence that the DPA has received sufficient training to undertake the necessary duties. In this course the participants will be fully prepared to assume the role of DPA.

This means providing them with the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to implement and maintain the company’s SMS as required by the ISM Code.

Objectives The aim of the course is to provide knowledge, understanding and proficiency necessary to understand ISM code and also to provide training for all DPAs (and those preparing to become DPAs) so that they can fully understand their responsibilities and roles of this important position with respect to full compliance with the ISM Code.