The Inspectors course is one of our most popular courses and has to date trained hundreds of Inspectors, Superintendents, Flag Authorities, and Auditors all over the World.
The course is designed for both Deck and Engineering Inspectors and gives the Inspector or Superintendent not only all the basic practical knowledge they need, but also all the key questions and answers they may need to ask a vessel when visiting.
The course is a hybrid of Q&A on all ECDIS systems, general ECDIS knowledge, practical’s on actual ECDIS equipment to familiarize the delegates with the key ECDIS systems they may face, but most importantly the course provides take away cards for the inspectors to use when at sea in the future. The 1.5 days are extremely intensive. They are delivered by Deck Officers that have conducted between them hundreds of Navigation Audits and Inspections. The instructors have vast experience both at sea and in teaching on most of the leading 36 manufacturers.
To gain significant experience in a very short period of time to allow a non-ECDIS expert to be able to conduct either an inspection of an ECDIS vessel, deliver an audit of an ECDIS vessel, or assess an ECDIS vessels ability to safely navigate.
- ECDIS VDR and playback
- Crew competency assessment
- Best practice for safe navigation using ECDIS
- Recommended Fleet Policy and Management
- Recommended Ship Policy and Management
- Future Developments and capabilities
The course uses banks of laptops with actual sea-going ECDIS systems for practical experience, a large number of handouts and ‘back pocket’ cards with both Q and A for the inspectors to take home, and periods of power point and forum sessions with current experts. Candidates will be at times put under pressure with large amounts of information being conveyed.