Course syllabus


SJM097 Safety and security officer lp1 HT20 (7.5 hp)

Course is offered by the department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences

Contact details


Johan Hartler, , 072-3107309

Del A – AFF

Lars Telestam,, 031-772 26 19

Petter Nystedt,

Del B – SSO

Robert Severin,, 031-772 26 86

Del C – Safety Officer

Johan Hartler, , 072-3107309

Fredrik Forsman, ,

Del D - GOC

johan Gregersson,, 031-7722484



    Nils Bergehed 
    Lukas Borg 
    Vilhelm Hafström 
    Maximilian Jolly 
    Freja Lindroth 


Course purpose

The purpose of the course is to establish necessary knowledge and skills in order to be able to take command during emergency and crisis situations on board and during search and rescue operations. After completion of the course the student should be able to responsible for security and safety on board.


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Course literature

Sjöfartsskydd & ISPS-koden Jure Förlag AB
(ISBN: 978-91-7223-5120)

Sjöfartsskyddsföreskrifter; Jure förlag (ISBN: 978-91-7223-434-5)

International Maritime Organization, International manual for sea and air rescue, Volume III, Mobile Resources (IAMSAR)

Risk management in the national system, a practical guide, AMSA

Handbok utbildningsmetodik, Försvarsmakten, 2013

Teaching Physical  education, Mosston, Ashworth, 2008 (pdf)

Course design

Teaching is divided into a series of lectures and exercises both in the simulator and at the training facility.

Exercises at the training facility is not carried out at Chalmers campus.

There are several mandatory learning activities in all parts of the course.

During the practical exercises students must follow specific safety instructions.

Changes made since the last occasion

The course runs for the second time 2020 - Safety officer developed with new exercises

Learning objectives and syllabus

Part A/Advanced fire fighting (AFF) - 0119

(L1) Explain how the organization, procedures and technical systems are used when controlling fire fighting aboard ships.
(L2) Apply procedures when controlling and commanding fire fighting aboard ships.

Part B/Ship Security officer (SSO) - 0219

(L3) Explain the threats that the ship may be exposed to.
(L4) Explain how hazards and threats can be detected and what actions that should be taken
(L5) Explain the procedure conducting a security assessment for ships
(L6) Explain actions aboard when implementing the ships securty plan.

Part C/Safety officer - 0319

(L6) Understand actions to be taken both preventive and during an emergency on board including damage control
(L7) Conduct a safety exercise recognizing rules, risks and the method of instruction.
(L8) Apply rules and procedures during a search and rescue operation
Part D/General Operators Certificate - 0419
(L9) Apply subsystems within the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) in order to be able to transmit and receive distress, urgency and safety messages

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Examination form

Part A/Advanced fire fighting (AFF) - 0119

Compulsory attendance of lectures and successful completion of the practical exercises.

Part B/Ship Security Officer (SSO) - 0219

Approved submission / task and group work and compulsory attendance at lectures.

Part C/Safety officer - 0319
Successful completion of the practical exercises.
Part D/General Operators Certificate - 0419
Practical examination using GMDSS sub-systems