New Course: Safety Management System

AMCS has developed a Safety Management Systems (Maritime) course which is designed for people who are either currently managing maritime safety management systems, are preparing to move into such a role, or have regulatory oversight of maritime systems. This could include safety managers, DPA’s, seafarers looking to move into shore-based positions, or representatives of port authorities, pilotage or towage organisations.

The purpose of this course is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to significantly improve the management a maritime safety system. The course will provide participants with the tools and the knowledge to develop a highly reliable maritime safety management system.

The course content includes:

  • Principles of management systems
  • Safety change management
  • Measurement of safety management systems using lead and lag indicators
  • Setting stretch goals
  • Building, managing and modifying safety cultures
  • Assessing policy change
  • New techniques for assessing human performance in maritime safety

Safety management system toolbox includes:

  • Safety culture surveys
  • Observational tools
  • Spreadsheets for assessment of lead and lag indicators
  • Matrix for assessing policy implications

The inaugural course is scheduled to be conducted at the Australian Maritime College 10 – 12 October 2016.  To register or to review the course in more detail, please refer to the AMCS website

To arrange a course on demand and on client premises, please contact Catherine Wilson, Deputy CEO.