Designated Person Ashore
|The role of the DP is key to provide structure and safety onboard a vessel. This professional development course thoroughly explores the duty of a DP to ensure the safe operation of your vessel. Delivered by part-time tutored online learning the course gives you an advanced knowledge in the requirements, duty and responsibilities of a Designated Person|
|According to the ISM Code the Designated Person Ashore (DPA) plays a key role in the effective implementation of a Safety Management System and takes
responsibility for verification and monitoring of all safety and pollution prevention activities. To comply with the ISM Code a shipping company should be
able to provide documentary evidence that the DPA has received sufficient training to undertake the necessary duties.
In this course the participants will be fully prepared to assume the role of DPA. This means providing them with the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to implement and maintain the company’s SMS as required by the ISM Code.
During the course the participants will be reminded about the background and objectives of the ISM Code and the resulting requirements for the company’s SMS from a modern management perspective. The responsibilities and authority of the DPA, possible legal exposure, as well as other potential difficulties will be explained. Advice is provided on principles and systematics of risk management and incident investigation.
|Special attention is given to the importance of the human factor and good communication in safety management. Modern management concepts are
presented. Activities are included to develop the capabilities of the participants in performing the duties, tasks and responsibilities of the DPA. Achievement
of the required level of competence is assessed by means of a final test.
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