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Diploma in Marine Accident Investigation

12 months
12 months
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Diploma in Marine Accident Investigation

Guidance and Best Practice for Effective Investigation of Marine Accidents

Gain the expertise required to conduct thorough investigations which could promote improved safety and be of value to yourself, your employer and the maritime industry as a whole.

Suitability - Who should attend?

  • Professionals involved as official investigators, representatives of ship owners or operators, shipbuilders and equipment manufacturers
  • Ship’s officers, ship managers, superintendents, DPAs plus health & safety officers responsible for implementing recommendations
  • Marine surveyors, auditors, port state control and vetting inspectors wishing to develop best practice
  • National maritime administration personnel, trade union representatives, lawyers and consultants involved in incident response and implementing corrective actions
  • Seafarers and/or military personnel looking to enter the field of marine accident investigation

Outcome / Qualification etc.

What you'll learn

  • Discuss the international background to marine accident investigation, its stakeholders and the influence of current legislation and regulations
  • Identify the common causes of marine accidents
  • Analyse the human factors involved and how management can be used to address and reduce their impact
  • Describe how to set up an investigation ensuring data collection and relationships with stakeholders are not compromised
  • Conduct a risk assessment (including a dynamic risk assessment), identifying all key risk factors
  • Explain root cause analysis and its application within the investigation process
  • Integrate learning from across the course to a topical case study situation

Training Course Content

  • Introduction and Background to Accident Investigation
  • The Common Causes of Marine Accidents
  • First Principles of Marine Accident Investigation
  • Practical Preparation for the Investigation
  • Investigation Protocol
  • On Site Risk Assessment and Investigation Management
  • Data Collection
  • Analysis of Data
  • The Investigation Report
  • Post-Publication of a Marine Accident Report
  • A Mock Marine Accident Investigation and Report

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Lloyd’s Maritime Academy
Lloyd's Maritime Academy
240 Blackfriars Road
SE1 8NW Waterloo

Lloyd's Maritime Academy

Lloyd’s Maritime Academy was born from Lloyd’s List. Lloyd’s Maritime Academy is the trusted brand for professional development, working with leading academic and industry bodies to provide accredited education and training where it is much needed.We are stepping up investment...

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