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Health and Safety in Ship Operations



The Health and Safety in Ship Operations Course is a comprehensive look at health and safety, in all its guises and how it operates in the maritime sphere. This course provides a full understanding of all aspects of health and safety in terms of its applications to ships, rigs, ports/mariners, and workers. With the aim of maintaining a broad approach to help students build a reliable knowledge base, this course covers a large spread of topics. These largely include all aspects of health and safety, laws, and legislation as well as the consequences of their breaches.

For more detail on what is specifically covered view our module list linked below.



The course consists of 11 modules. All students are required to successfully complete and pass the module assignments. Diploma students will also be required to sit and pass a final examination.

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“This course met my expectation and brought the subject into broader context. Enjoyed challenging different views and culture on the subject”

Capt. Hilmar Snorrason – Iceland


Those engaged in the maritime industry/marine leisure sector who wish to know more about their obligations whether it be employer or employee. Also those with an interest in the health and safety industry and the roles that are available in this sector. The course is designed as a broad approach to the subject so those with a general interest or wish to know more about a particular aspect should have their specific questions addressed.

Maritime Course Author - J. Hadley-Piggin

Meet the Course Director

Jonathan Hadley-Piggin

BSc (Hons), MA, Dip Law, MNI, MRIN, ACI Arb, Solicitor

Jonathan Hadley-Piggin is a solicitor and consultant in the marine and shipping department at Keystone Law a commercial law firm based in London. Jonathan attended Warsash Nautical College in Southampton sponsored by BP Shipping, where he gained a Class III Certificate of Competency (Deck Officer). Following time at sea with BP (including during the Iran/Iraq war) he later gained a commission in the Royal Navy and attended Britannia Royal Navy College, then, sponsored by the Navy read for a degree in Maritime Law and Economics at Cardiff University.

In the Royal Navy he specialised in navigation serving in frigates and nuclear submarines before leaving the Navy to pursue a career in law. Jonathan trained with the City firm Stephenson Harwood where, following qualification he specialised in commercial charter disputes, collision and salvage. He later started to concentrate on the leisure sector both in the UK and abroad particularly in the super yacht arena where he is involved in drafting and negotiating a range of build and repair/refit contracts for super yachts for both builders and owners. Jonathan is a regular speaker at industry events and lectures (where he is also a marker) on the MCA Master Yacht qualification course and for the British Marine Federation.

If you would like to complete this as a Classroom based course, click here for more information.

This Course has 11 modules

Health and Safety in Ship Operations Course | Health and Safety Ship Training

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Supported by:

Keystone Law
Global HR & Payroll Expertise (CESG)
British Marine
PYA - The Professional Yachting Association
Ocean Independence
MYBA - The Worldwide Yachting Association
Marine Society
Lead Yacht Underwriters Limited
IASA - The International Association of Ship Repair Agents