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Designated Person Ashore (DPA) Course

Year: 2019
Language: english
Author: DNV-GL Maritime Academy
Genre: Training courses
Publisher: DNV-GL Maritime Academy
Edition: 7.0
Format: PDF
Quality: eBook
Pages count: 266
Description: 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.
Additional info: Objectives
To provide comprehensive training related to the implementation and maintenance of a company’s SMS in compliance with the requirements of the ISM Code
This course fulfills the IMO MSC-MEPC.7/ Circ.6 ”Guidance on the qualification, training and experience necessary for undertaking the role of the Designated Person under the provisions of the ISM Code


The course focuses on:
Requirements of the DPA in the 21st century
Principles of modern management systems
Knowledge and understanding of the ISM Code
Handling of mandatory rules and regulations
Assessment techniques
Technical and operational aspects of safety management
Understanding operations of a shipping company
Requirements for marine-related management system audits
Ensuring effective communication with shipboard staff and shore management


Rating: 4.9 / 5 (Votes: 65)

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