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Risk Assessment at Sea

This course covers how to put risk assessment into practice on board ship without being too complicated. Users will understand that risk assessment is a useful tool that helps prevent accidents, incidents and injuries where possible. The course is based on the principles of basic seamanship and gives comprehensive understanding of risks and hazards onboard ship.

It is designed for Senior and Junior Officers onboard ship, Cadets, and shore based management and aims to increase the awareness of risks and hazards onboard ship, and help the user to gain the appropriate knowledge to carry out a risk assessment.

On completing the course, users will understand about and be able to identify risks and hazards, the principles of risk assessment, and be able to follow a systematic approach to carrying out risk assessment themselves.

There are 4 modules:

  • Planning and Organisation
  • Assessing the Risk
  • Applying the Risk Assessment
  • What's the Hazard?

Final Test

At the end of the course there is a Final Test to check knowledge of the material within the course comprising questions from all the modular tests. This interactive test is taken online and the score recorded to our secure online database. There is also provision to print a test certificate for your records. The final test completion certificate should be printed and authenticated* by a supervisor before being submitted to Videotel.


A candidate who would like to gain a certificate must first enrol with Videotel. The candidate will need to submit all the necessary documentation and meet the minimum criteria in assessment. Make sure that you contact Videotel at the outset to find out the enrolment and certification process by e-mail to courses@videotel.com

Standard Level Certification

At this level, assessment is based on the Final Test.

Advanced Level Certification

At this level the candidate must include authenticated hard copies of the assignment.


For an up-to-date list of Flag State approvals, please refer to Videotel website at www.videotel.com