IMO Guidance Settles Security Training Quandary

It will solve the problem that many seafarers "were reportedly unable to have access to approved training courses or were unable to be issued certification of security-related training in accordance with the STCW regulations."

New guidance from the International Maritime Organization on training and certification requirements for ship security officers and seafarers with designated security duties is out to solve a bottleneck; many seafarers are reported to have experienced trouble in obtaining the necessary security certification under the 2010 Manila amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) and the STCW Code.

"The guidance recommends that, until July 1, 2015, relevant training under section 13 (it covers training, drills, and exercises on ship security) of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code should be accepted as being equivalent to what’s required under the STCW Convention and Code," according to IMO.

The Sub-Committee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping met Feb. 17-21 and approved an STCW circular to advise port state control officers, recognized organizations, and recognized security organizations when seafarers do not carry certifications as required.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Get the Ultimate Guide to OSHA Recordkeeping

    OSHA’s Form 300A posting deadline is February 1! Are you prepared? To help answer your key recordkeeping questions, IndustrySafe put together this guide with critical compliance information.

  • Steps to Conduct a JSA

    We've put together a comprehensive step-by-step guide to help you perform a job safety analysis (JSA), which includes a pre-built, JSA checklist and template, steps of a JSA, list of potential job hazards, and an overview of hazard control hierarchy.

  • Levels of a Risk Matrix

    Risk matrices come in many different shapes and sizes. Understanding the components of a risk matrix will allow you and your organization to manage risk effectively.

  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Industry Safe
TenCate FR Technology

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - October 2020

    October 2020

    Featuring:

    • FACILITY SECURITY
      EHS Compliance: Make it Personal
    • FOOT PROTECTION
      Choosing the Right Safety Shoe for Your Industry
    • HAND PROTECTION
      A Requirements Checklists for Work Safety Gloves
    • COVID-19 MANAGEMENT
      Contemporary Issues in HSE Management
    View This Issue