In today's dynamic marine industry, where regulatory requirements seem to change on an almost daily basis, it is vital that sea-going and shore-based staff have up-to-date knowledge of the essential requirements of classification and statutory surveys.


This two or three day course will clarify the role and function of a modern classification society. It will enhance understanding of a society’s requirements for both classification and statutory surveys, and help you to prepare for scheduled major surveys.

Key content

  • Classification and the role of the class society

  • Periodical surveys and the survey cycle

  • The Enhanced Survey Programme

  • Thickness Measurements

  • Safety equipment surveys


  • Load line

  • The International Ship & Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code

  • International Safety Management (ISM) Code

  • Port state control

  • ILO MLC (2006)

  • Lifting appliances

Who should attend?

Those wishing to gain a solid understanding of the role, workings and requirements of a classification society and its interface with IMO when applying statutory regulations on behalf of flag administrations.

Those wishing to gain, enhance or refresh knowledge in classification and statutory matters. Suitable for both newly appointed and experienced personnel in the marine industry.

What will you learn?

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Explain the role and function of a classification society.

  • Understand the requirements for classification and statutory surveys.

  • Prepare for scheduled major surveys leading to increased operational efficiency.

Previous experience

None required.


Delivered by one of our expert trainers who facilitates participation and discussion

10-12 Oct 2023


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14-16 Nov 2023


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