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The difference between training for Maritime Administrations and training programs for surveyors

The difference between training for Maritime Administrations and training programs for surveyors

While INTLREG offers ISM (International Safety Management), ISPS (International Ship and Port Facility Security Code), and MLC (Maritime Labor Convention) training programs for both surveyors and maritime administrations, there are key differences in the focus and objectives of these programs:

Training for Surveyors:

  1. Technical Expertise: Surveyor training emphasizes technical proficiency in assessing vessels, port facilities, and maritime workplaces. It focuses on the practical aspects of evaluating compliance with safety, security, and labor standards.
  2. Inspection Skills: Surveyors learn how to conduct thorough inspections, audits, and assessments to verify compliance. They gain hands-on experience in identifying deficiencies and recommending corrective actions.
  3. Risk Assessment: The training equips surveyors with skills to assess risks related to safety, security, and labor standards, ensuring that vessels and facilities are safe for seafarers and compliant with regulations.
  4. On-site Evaluation: Surveyors are prepared to work in the field, visiting ships, ports, and workplaces to assess compliance and provide recommendations.

Training for Maritime Administrations:

  1. Regulatory Oversight: Administration training focuses on the regulatory and administrative aspects of overseeing safety, security, and labor standards in the maritime domain.
  2. Policy Development: Maritime administrations learn how to develop and implement policies and regulations that align with international standards. They gain insight into legal frameworks and enforcement.
  3. Crisis Management: Administrations are trained to manage crises and emergencies related to safety, security, and labor issues on a broader scale, involving policy responses and coordination.
  4. Capacity Building: The training emphasizes building the capacity of the administration to effectively regulate, inspect, and ensure compliance within their maritime jurisdiction.

In summary, surveyor training is more technically oriented, focusing on hands-on assessment and inspection skills, while training for maritime administrations is policy-focused, concentrating on regulatory oversight, policy development, and crisis management at a higher administrative level. Both types of training are essential for maintaining safety, security, and labor standards in the maritime industry, but they cater to different roles and responsibilities within the sector.

INTLREG is on a mission to to continuously ensure safety of life and property at sea. If you are looking for a good quality comprehensive training program for yourself or for your team, write to us now for more details to