Practical Ship Inspection Training

Thursday 5th October 2017 10:00 – 16:00

Location: Spectrum 8, Seaham, Co. Durham. SR7 7TT

This event is the next in the popular series of workshops utilising experience gained from previous WHO international training courses. The workshop aims to update delegates about current global developments and to improve consistency in the issuance of Ship Sanitation Certificates. It is a follow on from the 2013 – 2015 events Achieving Excellence in issuing Ship Sanitation Certificates.

Delegates will need to bring a copy of the WHO Technical Handbook, which can be purchased from WHO or can be downloaded at :


The training is interactive and involves moving around areas of a virtual vessel. Delegates will be expected to gather evidence by examining documentation and interviewing the crew members manning the different stations on the "ship". After rotating around the 4 areas, the groups will review the evidence gathered and make a decision about the type of SSC to issue, together with the Evidence Report Form (ERF).

Participation in this event carries a maximum value of 5 hours (core activity) for the CIEH Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Scheme.

Lunch will be provided.

Cost of Attendance (Ex VAT)*: £15  APHA Corporate Members / £50 APHA PLaN Members / £100 Non APHA Members.

There is a small number of places at reduced rates available to non member EHPs who are self funding.  Please contact ku.oc1506069073.noit1506069073aicos1506069073sahtl1506069073aehtr1506069073op@st1506069073neve1506069073 for further details.


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