Some RBG online STCW training courses include a workbook: why is that and what are the benefits?

Putting theory into practice is ‘best practice’


The following RBG online courses include short workbooks:

Each candidate should complete the online test and workbook. Practical tasks for completion on board have been added to further improve the courses’ effectiveness and value. The applicant should complete the practical tasks under the supervision of the Security or Safety Officer on board. To ensure the online training is performed according to Rood Boven Groen’s procedures, all documents and checklists should be signed and stamped by the Security or Safety officer.


What are the benefits?

The workbooks provide an opportunity to put theory into practice. The assignments are short and can be easily adapted to the on board work environment. Performing the tasks on the actual ship on which the applicant will sail provides the perfect opportunity to become thoroughly familiar with the ship and its crew. The assistance of the Security or Safety officer in these tasks has additional benefits. The tasks allow the applicant to provide further support to the crew by assisting in a drill scenario or being a vigilant observer during an exercise.

The Security or Safety officer is not expected to add any content to the training; the participant should have all the necessary information to perform the tasks. However, the Security or Safety officer’s cooperation and support in ensuring the participant completes the tasks safely and responsibly is very much appreciated.

Choosing an online course in combination with a workbook saves travel time and costs. Furthermore, taking an online course with a workbook has a smaller carbon footprint than classroom training, which we can all feel good about.


Outline of a workbook

The Designated Security Duties online course workbook has five tasks and exercises for on board. One of the tasks is to carry out the physical search as demonstrated in the course content. The Passenger Safety, Cargo Safety & Hull Integrity workbook consists of five open questions. One question asks about the risk of cargo shifting and having dangerous goods on board. The workbooks take between one to two hours to complete.


Why choose an RBG course?

The Netherlands Shipping Inspectorate certifies Rood Boven Groen’s STCW courses, and Dutch certificates are accepted worldwide (IMO White List). If you are interested in collaborating with Rood Boven Groen, feel free to contact us. If you want to know more about the advantages of buying multiple courses for your crew, you can read more here.