OneLearn Global (OLG) has launched a new eLearning HAZMAT certification course that covers the handling of hazardous and dangerous materials and substances carried on board cargo vessels in bulk or package form.
Delivered through the company’s Learning Management Systems (LMS) platform, the interactive programme covers mandatory training requirements for all Masters, deck officers and ratings who are responsible for the handling or carrying of dangerous and hazardous substances on board ships.
The HAZMAT course is accredited by IMarEST, the Institute of Marine, Engineering, Science and Technology. Successful completion of the certification is valid for five years for cargo ships and three years for ships trading in US waters, satisfying both the IMDG (International Maritime Dangerous Goods) and US CFR Code 49 Codes of requirement.
“Shipping is a hazardous industry for those working at sea. As a maritime training provider our role is to develop and deliver courses that help protect the lives of seafarers – a responsibility that we take incredibly seriously,” said OLG CEO, Abhinava S Narayana.
The 15-module eLearning course is divided into five modules. The coursework is delivered through interactive online tutorials with on-screen instruction and scenario-based activities, assessments and audio-visual content.