Lesson series (CAD009)

Onboard Harsh Environments

This course provides an overview of the diverse internal environments, conditions, and areas onboard vessels, while emphasising the impact of external environmental factors on life onboard.
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Course Information


This is an information & Awareness Course


A stable internet is required for parts of this course


This course is presented in English

Skill Level

All skill levels 

Flag Classification

Not Required



Course Description

This course highlights the intricacies of engine rooms, cargo spaces, and construction zones, where extreme conditions and challenging work environments are the norm. From navigating tight spaces to understanding complex machinery, participants will gain practical insights into the unique challenges posed by these areas. Moreover, the course explores strategies for coping with external factors such as rough weather, turbulent seas, and adverse environmental conditions. 

Course Sections

  • Highlight the various spaces onboard a vessel

  • A guide to a PPE and other safety controls

  • Introduction to IMO signage around the vessel

  • Staying safe in new areas of a vessel
  • How external factors impact areas on a vessel

Learning Objectives

Learning Objective 1

A good understanding of hazardous spaces onboard vessels

Learning Objective 2

A basic understanding of various dangers onboard vessels

Learning Objective 3

An understanding of the various types of PPE and safety controls onboard

Learning Objective 4

A basic understanding of IMO signage onboard 

Learning Objective 5

A good understanding of keeping safe in new hazardous spaces

Learning Objective 6

Knowledge of how to work safely with external factors effecting the vessel

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