Lloyd’s Register of North America (LR) is offering a two-day training course on risk management and incident investigation, Wednesday and Thursday, April 6 and 7 at its Plantation, Florida center. The cost is $1,000.

According to LR, risk assessment and risk management are terms quite often heard within the shipping industry but not everyone has a clear idea of exactly what is involved. Thus, the course aims to raise the awareness of managing risk in shipboard operations from both the pro-active approach of risk assessment to the reactive approach of incident investigation by helping delegates to understand: what risk assessment and risk management mean; the differences between a prescriptive approach and a risk-based approach to minimize risk; the importance of risk assessment in a safety management system; and the role of incident investigation.

Participants will learn through a combination of presentations, interactive group discussions, syndicate exercises and case studies,

The two-day interactive course is aimed at office and shipboard personnel who have responsibility for safety. Delegates will be shown how to carry out operational risk assessments and incident investigations. The risk assessment methodology used is based on the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seamen. Incident investigation is based on methodology used by the UK MCA and the United States Coast Guard (USCG).