The present booklet is one of the items forming one of the best training programs on personal safety on board ships. Accompanied with the several training videos, it will provide trainees with virtually all information they shall know in order to ensure their own safety when working on a ship. The videos address the personal safety in the accommodation and in the galley, in the engine room and on deck, and also cover specific safety issues on bulk carriers and container vessels, tankers, chemical tankers and general cargo ships.
The shipboard accidents that commonly result in personal injuries cause pain to the humans and seriously disrupt the team for the period during which the injured team member will be recovering. They also lead to the additional costs incurred to the ship owners and operators, causing delays in operations.
Most of the incidents and accidents occurring at sea are directly or indirectly caused by human errors, such as the unsafe act or unsafe working conditions, or their combination. The idea of the developers of this training course is to raise the awareness of the crew members and all other people on board plus shore support personnel on the safety matters promoting the human safety on board every ship and in every compartment.