Ship Safety Officer (SSO) CourseThe Ship Safety Officer (SSO) course is based on the guidelines provided by the Table A-II/2 & A-III/2 of STCW 2010 and IMO Model Course 3.11 and is aimed on decreasing the number of shipboard accidents resulted from safety neglect.


• Understand the role and duties of Ship Safety Officer (SSO);
• Be able to identify various hazards associated with shipboard operations and raise safety awareness accordingly;
• Familiarize with ISM code and other attributed legal framework;
• Carry out risk assessment, accident investigation and root cause analysis;
• Learn to work with personnel, conducting interviews, accessing stress and fatigue levels, handling safety meetings;
• Introduce to internal and external safety audit processes.

Course Content:

• ISM code and affiliated Health and Safety legislation;
• Duties, responsibilities and daily routine of the SSO;
• Risk assessment, accident investigation and root cause analysis module;
• Internal safety audits guidelines, port state authority, vetting audit tips;
• Safety meetings and raising safety culture onboard;
• Controlling stress and fatigue levels, their impact on human errors and shipboard accidents;
• Accidents and near misses log keeping and reporting system.

Target Audience: Any shipboard personnel who meet the requirement and might be appointed as Ship Safety Officer.

Pre-requisites: Course participants must be at least 18 years old and possess minimum 12 month of sea-going experience.

Duration: 2 – 3 days.

Note: Check also Ship Safety Officer (Refresher Course).

Training Centers Offering This Course

France (1)

Antibes, fr

Romania (1)
Turkey (1)
Indonesia (1)

Jakarta, id

Latvia (1)
USA (1)

Fort Lauderdale, FL, us

Cyprus (1)
Spain (1)

Madrid, es

Germany (1)

Hamburg, de

Norway (1)

Ålesund, no