Maritime Risk Management and Incident Investigation

Foundation course introducing the key concepts as well as the relationship between risk management and incident investigation

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    Risk & Emergencies


To familiarize the participants with the key principles of risk assessment and learn how to implement risk management procedures in a maritime organization and to understand the main aspects of incident investigation and root cause analysis.

Entrance regulations

Previous knowledge of codes, best practice guidance or standards applied in the shipping industry e.g. ISM Code and/or TMSA, OVMSA, OHSAS 18001, ISO 9001, ISO 14001

Who should attend:
Shore and ship staff involved in implementation, maintenance and continuous improvement of a management system, e.g. safety, health, security, environmental and quality managers, operations managers, designated persons, company security officers, superintendents, masters, ship officers and engineers. Others: Personnel of maritime administrations, insurance firms, consultants, engineers.

Duration: 2 days

This two-day course is designed for shore and ship staff who want to get a better understanding of the principles of risk assessment and how they are related to the tasks of incident investigation. Participants will learn the step by step approach, starting with hazard identification and working through risk assessment and finally to risk management. Furthermore they will learn why and how to investigate incidents taking safety management principles into consideration. The course is highly interactive, switching regularly between input sessions using a presentation style and group work where participants will be involved in a variety of different activities (discussing, analyzing, applying, comparing, categorizing, etc.).
Additional two-day courses, one focusing on risk assessment and one focusing on incident investigation, are available for those who wish to go deeper into these topics. We strongly recommend that all interested parties start with this foundation level to have a strong base on which to build their knowledge.

The course focuses on:

  • Understanding the concept of risk
  • Requirements for risk management
  • The risk management process
  • The “just culture” approach
  • Application of risk management
  • Requirements for incident investigation
  • DNV GL Loss Causation Model and M-SCAT
  • Investigation in practice
  • Learning from experience

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