Offshore Safety Training: Essential to Filipino Seafarers

The beginning of the year 2015 has been a challenge for the Philippine maritime industry. Many Filipino seafarers were involved in sea misfortunes. These occurrences are often due to forces of nature, mechanical error and human error that can be avoided if seafarers were taught the proper know-how’s and other life saving and safety measures.

Human error in the maritime industry sometimes described as being one of the following:

  • an incorrect decision

  • inappropriate action

  • delayed reaction

To avoid sea mishaps, maritime employers should ensure that all their ships are in good condition and all their seafarers have passed proper offshore safety training certifications. Employers will be held liable under maritime laws governing seaworthiness of seafarers. People is working with technology, the environment, and organizational factors making the maritime industry basically a people system. It includes individuals working as ship’s crew, pilots, dock workers, vessel traffic service operators, to name a few, and they all require training.

Safety training focus on aspects including:

  • proper use of safety equipment – the correct administration of safety equipment including life jackets, life rafts, and flotation devices.

  • general first aid and online casino CPR – training on how to work and respond to life threatening situations in a marine setting.

  • fire safety – how to properly respond on fire emergency on-board.

Training on these areas is as important as the overall operations and it increases the chance of offshore survival while decreasing the possibility of human error.

If you are aspiring to be part of the growing number of Filipino seafarers, you must enroll at schools and colleges offering these maritime training and courses. Make sure that you choose approved and accredited training centers and schools by Maritime Training Council of the Philippines.

Consolidated Training Systems, Inc. is one of the training school that offers offshore safety training in the Philippines. It provides  maritime training for over 25 years and is accredited by Norwegian Maritime Directorate (NMD); Netherlands Shipping Inspectorate (NSI); Norwegian Telenor; Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA); OPITO; Republic of the Marshall Islands (Office of the Maritime Administrator); Republic of Liberia (Bureau of Maritime Affairs); MARINA Maritime Training Council (MTC).

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