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SMS / QSHE Standards Training Certificate

Designated Person Ashore (DPA)

Who Should Attend

  • Shipping Companies;
  • Superintendents;
  • Quality managers;
  • Designated persons;
  • Nautical officers;
  • Engineer;
  • All those wishing to act the Role of DPA along with all office Personnel involved in ISM implementation;
  • Practicing cargo agents;
  • Freight forwarders;
  • Cargo Claim officers;
  • Shipping officers;
  • Shipping Industry starters;
  • Cargo consolidators.

Course Objectives

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 described in the ISM Code.

The objective of the course is to provide comprehensive training related to the implementation and maintenance of a company’s SMS in compliance with the requirements of the ISM Code, taking into account the guidance issued by the IMO to qualify as a DPA. 

What will you gain?

During the course the participants will learn about the background and objectives of the Code and the resulting requirements for the company’s SMS. The responsibilities and authority of the DPA, possible legal exposure, as well as other potential difficulties will be explained. Advice is provided on risk management and the operation of a safety culture within a shipping company.

With the help of a time line investigation different assessment techniques for accidents are described in detail and it is also useful to see how the conclusions are fed back into the management system for corrective actions. 

Course Content

  • ISM Implementation Status & Feedback;
  • Maritime Regulatory Framework;
  • Review of Rules & Regulation, codes, guidelines & standards;
  • SMS Continual Improvement;
  • Daily DPA responsibilities;
  • Theory and Practice of Auditing;
  • Effective Communications with shipboard staff & office management;
  • Practical Technical and Operational safety aspects management.


Mr. Fisher OFAI: Senior Standard and Conformance- Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji.

 I am very satisfied with the course; it suits my expectations and will surely contribute a lot to my Professional growth.”

Mr. Haniff Muhammad: Safety Officer, Singapore.

“My tutor was very helpful and got back to me quickly. He offered good advice and great support. If I had any questions she had no trouble answering them efficiently, giving me the information and advice I needed. I learned a lot from the course and would definitely recommend the course to anyone wanting to gain some experience and knowledge in events and wedding planning.”

Mr. Davis DONALD: Port Security Specialist -U.S. Coast Guard.

This course was well organized & the tutor was very helpful and knowledgeable on the subject.

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