We share our extensive knowledge and experience through professional training courses, conferences and other events.

All courses are delivered by ABPmer staff and can take place either in our meeting rooms in Southampton or at client offices.


Duty Holder Training 

Understand the role and responsibilities of a Duty Holder, accountable for safe marine operations under the Port Marine Safety Code.

Who should attend?

Duty Holders, both newly-appointed and those looking to refresh their PMSC knowledge.

Harbour Masters seeking to understand Duty Holder requirements under the latest PMSC.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, attendees will know:

  • Duties, powers and responsibilities of the Duty Holder
  • Requirements to comply with the PMSC
  • Information and guidance within the Guide to Good Practice
  • Potential exposure from failure to comply with the requirements of the Code
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Marine Accident and Incident Investigation

Gain the core knowledge needed to carry out MAIB-compliant accident and incident investigation and reporting.

Who should attend?

The course is aimed at anyone whose role involves assessing marine risk or investigating maritime accidents and incidents, such as:

  • Harbour masters, Deputy harbour masters, Pier masters
  • Port safety officers
  • Marine managers
  • VTS managers
  • Marine superintendents

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, attendees will understand:

  • How and why accidents occur
  • The essential importance of a safety investigation
  • What is meant by organisational accidents
  • How to recognise and avoid bias during an investigation
  • How to recognise and collect human factors evidence
  • How to use a basic accident analysis tool
  • How to form good safety recommendations
  • The structure and content of a good investigation report
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Marine Risk Management Training

Explores the principles or marine risk management, using current industry best practice examples and the principles of As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP). This forms part of our Port Marine Safety Code training. 

Who should attend?

Anyone who is being tasked with the management of marine risk or has a duty to provide a safe operational environment within a marine facility.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, attendees will understand:

  • How to identify and categorise marine hazards
  • The potential impact of marine hazards
  • How to determine and categorise risk
  • The application of mitigation
  • The control of marine risks and use of a risk register
  • Risk assessment tools and the review process
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PMSC: Internal Auditor Training

Develop the skills needed to assess and report on the conformance and implementation of a Marine Safety Management System (MSMS).

Who should attend?

Anyone who is being tasked within their operation to perform the internal audit function of the PMSC.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, attendees will understand:

  • Auditing against the PMSC
  • Auditing against the Guide to Good Practice
  • Standard terms and definitions
  • The stages of an audit
  • Gathering appropriate audit evidence
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Reporting audit findings
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PMSC Overview Training

Learn the structure and application of the PMSC and accompanying Guide to Good Practice. Discover the concepts behind the Code alongside real audit examples.

Who should attend?

Anyone with governance or management responsibilities within a marine setting, or those working in the Ports sector.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, attendees will understand:

  • The principles of the PMSC
  • Duties and responsibilities
  • Practical application of the code
  • Further guidance available
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Something else?

If you have a specific training requirement not already covered by us, our technical marine specialists are happy to design a course exclusively for you.

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