PMSC: Internal Auditor Training

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It is recommended under the Port Marine Safety Code (PMSC) that Marine Safety Management Systems (MSMS), operated and developed by Harbour Authorities or owners of marine facilities, should be subject to an annual internal audit.

Internal audits provide assurance that a MSMS is fit for purpose, and help identify system or process enhancements.

To be effective, internal audits require an understanding of the PMSC and related good practice, combined with the auditing skills to identify conformity, compliance and system adaptation.

Course overview

PMSC: Internal Auditor develops the necessary skills to assess and report on the conformance and implementation of a MSMS.

Delivered by our experienced maritime specialists, the two-day course provides an in-depth review of the PMSC and accompanying Guide to Good Practice on Port Marine Operations.

The course details all steps involved in auditing, from preparation through to reporting and action close-out. It covers auditing terminology and the practical auditing skills of questioning, recording and summarising auditee information. Tutors lead each session with attendee contribution through managed tasks and practical exercises.

Who should attend?

Anyone who is being tasked within their operation to perform the internal audit function of the PMSC.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, attendees will understand:

  • Auditing against the PMSC
  • Auditing against the Guide to Good Practice
  • Standard terms and definitions
  • The stages of an audit
  • Gathering appropriate audit evidence
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Reporting audit findings

What people say

"A very useful course! Plenty of ideas and tips to take away."

"I found the course extremely engaging and informative. The practical interviewing exercise was excellent."

"A very good course. I now feel confident to conduct internal health checks."

"The course was delivered by a very competent instructor who evidently had huge experience in the auditing process. I feel I have gained vast knowledge in auditing.

"A very informative training course, useful for anyone who manages Marine Safety Management Systems and compliance with the Code." 

Course dates

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5 November 2024 2 £570 Book →

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