Entering Enclosed Spaces aboard Ships Safety Awareness

The Danger of Oxygen Depleted Spaces (MNTB Recognised Course)
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Students will learn about the dangers of enclosed spaced on board of ships and how to safely enter them
Students will learn about the speed of oxygen depletion in enclosed space


  • Basic understanding of Ship layout
  • Basic understanding of some chemical and physical processes


This course has been awarded Course recognition by the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB).

The Aim of the Course is to provide training to meet the theoretical knowledge requirements set out in:

The Merchant Shipping (Entry into Dangerous Spaces) Regulations 1988,

IMO Resolution on the Revised recommendations for entering enclosed spaces aboard ships,

and the Code of Safe Working Practices for Merchant Seafarers 2015.

The Objectives of the course are that on completion of the training, course participants will have sufficient knowledge and understanding to enable them to:

1. Recognise potentially dangerous enclosed spaces aboard a vessel

2. To understand the speed of oxygen depletion in various enclosed spaces and in cargo holds with a variety of cargos and situations.

3. Be able to carry out a thorough risk assessment prior to entry into enclosed spaces

4. Appreciate the changing nature of an enclosed space atmosphere and be able to decide when work must be abandoned

5. Understand that an oxygen depleted atmosphere looks

Exactlylike a normal atmosphere. This is best described as the Unseen killer aspect.

6. Complete a typical enclosed space entry Permit to Work

7. Understand the procedure of the safe testing of an atmosphere prior to enclosed space entry using typical industry test equipment

8. Understand the procedure of a safe enclosed space entry

9. Understand the procedure of rescue from an enclosed space

10. Understand the safety attendant role

11. Understand the need for keeping of records of enclosed

space entries as well as entry and rescue drills

Who this course is for:

  • Maritime Cadets
  • Seafarers


STEM @ City of Glasgow College
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The STEM & Innovation Team at City of Glasgow College works with Curriculum Teams and Experts across different subject areas to create engaging e-learning content.

City of Glasgow College is Scotland's largest College and delivers teaching in a wide range of STEM areas.

Our Project Manager Linus Reichenbach has a PhD in Chemistry and now manages a range of STEM related projects at our College.

Project Manager and PhD Chemist
Linus Reichenbach
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I have a PhD in Chemistry from the RWTH Aachen followed by more research experience as a Postdoc at the University of Strathclyde. During this time I regularly taught students in lab courses and lecturers. Now I am working as a Project Manager with a general Focus on STEM & Innovation at City of Glasgow College.

Consultant Marine Engineer
Daniel Burke
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Served in the Irish Merchant Marine from Engineer Cadet to Chief Engineer Officer level with a First Class Combined Certificate of Competency, prior to entering into the teaching of Marine Engineering in Cork. Subsequently becoming Head of the Nautical Studies Department at Cork Institute of Technology, and finally as Head of the National Maritime College of Ireland. Retiring in 2006 became a consultant in Marine Engineering in the new build of the Angolan Maritime College in Sumbe working with the Architects, GCNS and the Sponsors to bring the concept to fruition. Thereafter: as Secretary of the Stena Association of Maritime Institutes (STAMI) for several years. Currently: involved in research into oxygen depletion in enclosed spaces.

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