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SOLAS Yachts is professionally certified to conduct all of the services provided with the relevant formal certification listed below.

Associate Fellow of the Nautical Institute – AFNI

The Nautical Institute is a leading international representative body for maritime professionals involved in the control of sea-going ships.

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They provide a wide range of services to enhance the professional standing and knowledge of our members who are drawn from all sectors of the maritime world.

Associate Fellow (AFNI) Must match one or more of the following criteria:

  • Command of a commercial or naval sea-going vessel
  • Other senior position at sea
  • Senior management position ashore of equivalent standing to command at sea

Cayman Islands LAP Certificate (Master)

Masters and senior officers serving at the management level are required to have an appropriate knowledge of the Laws and Administrative Procedures (LAP) relative to the flag of the ship in which they serve.

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In order to meet its obligations under STCW 95 the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands (MACI) has instituted a LAP test for Masters and senior officers intending to serve on Cayman Islands ships and acceptable evidence of having passed this test is a pre-requisite for the issue of a “recognition” endorsement”, under STCW 95, for service on such ships.

Chartered Management Institute Level 7 Certificate  – Strategic Management & Leadership

The Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management & Leadership is a qualification aimed at senior managers and directors.

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Their work activities are strategic and they are responsible for the control of activities and work output of other managers, who have the opportunity and the ability to demonstrate recognisable leadership and management skills, for example improving performance within the organisation, providing leadership, facilitate innovation, developing a strategic business

CMI qualifications at QCF Level 7 portray practical skills and competences that are rated in academic terms as being comparable to a Master’s Degrees.

Company Security Officer (CSO) Certificate

Under the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS), every shipping company is required to appoint a Company Security Officer.

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Under the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS), every shipping company is required to appoint a Company Security Officer, who is responsible for the ship’s safety and security.

The certificate is awarded on completion of a 4 day course which then certifies the CSO to carry out the following;

  • organise and ensure that ship security assessments are carried out and the findings used in the ship security plan development
  • ensure the development, submission for approval and, thereafter, the implementation and maintenance of the ship security plan
  • enhance security awareness and vigilance while ensuring security communication and co-operation between the ship’s crew, company personnel and contracting governments
  • undertake internal audits and review security activities.

Designated Person Ashore (DPA) Certificate

The Course objective is to provide training for all DPAs (and those preparing to become DPAs) in order that they can fully understand their responsibilities and roles of this important position taking account of full compliance with the ISM Code.

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Designated Person should have a minimum of formal education as follows:

  • qualifications from a tertiary institution recognized by the Administration or by the recognized organization, within a relevant field of management, engineering or physical science, or
  • qualifications and seagoing experience as a certified ship officer pursuant to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, or
  • other formal education combined with not less than three years practical senior level experience in ship management operations.

Drug Testing ‘Letter of Competence’

The letter was presented by a certified Doctor on completion of dedicated ‘One to One’ training at ‘UK Drug Testing’ based in Norfolk, UK.

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The letter lists the testing methods for which formal training has been received and confirms competence in the testing methods and associated administrative procedures.

Equal Opportunities Advisor Certificate/Equal Opportunities for Line managers

Equality and diversity officers aim to promote good relations and practices towards different minority groups.

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They cover various equality strands such as:

  • age;
  • disability;
  • gender;
  • gender reassignment;
  • race;
  • religion;
  • sexual orientation.

A wide range of public and private sector organisations employ equal opportunities officers including universities, colleges, private companies, government departments, local authorities, professional bodies, trade unions and police/military establishments. Large organisations may employ a dedicated equal opportunities officer.

Human Resource Management in a Changing Environment

There are an incredible number of pressures on today’s organizations. To name a few: environmental pressures such as increasing globalization, rapid technological change, and tougher competition

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organizational changes such as new organizational alliances, new structures and hierarchies, new ways of assigning work, and a very high rate of change; changes in the workforce, including employees’ priorities, capabilities, and demographic characteristics. Within these pressured organizations, there is a need for (and opportunity for) the human resource function to play a critical role in helping organizations navigate through these transitions. In order to play this role, however, HR will have to increase its real and perceived value.

Institute of Occupational Health and Safety (IOSH) – ‘Managing Safely’ Certificate

Every manager should have an understanding of their responsibilities when it comes to health and safety.

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This course is designed for getting managers up-to-speed on the skills they need to tackle safety and health issues in the workplace.

The Modules covered on the course;

  • Assessing risks
  • Controlling risks
  • Understanding responsibilities
  • Understanding hazards
  • Investigating incidents
  • Measuring performance
  • Protecting our environment

ISM Internal Auditor Course

This course is designed to introduce the attendees to the International Safety Management Code.

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covers the following;

  • a basic understanding of management system principles
  • an understanding of the ISM Code as a management system model
  • an understanding of risk and its management
  • knowledge of the processes involved in the design, development, implementation and continual improvement of an effective system in the context of shipping operations
  • a practical approach to the interpretation and application of the ISM Code
  • a thorough knowledge of the principles and practice of the conduct and reporting of audits.

Lead Auditor ISO14001 Certificate

Through the combination of interactive tutorials, workshops, photo site tour, case studies and simulated audits.

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the ISO 14001 Lead Auditor training course enables the delegates to:

  • Apply the requirements and principles of ISO 14001 to the specific processes and needs of your company as well as those of your suppliers
  • Assess compliance of an organisation to meet your company’s own internal or external (eg. Certification Body) requirements.
  • Plan, develop and implement an internal audit process appropriate to your organisation and which supports your environmental policy.
  • Conduct audits to professional criteria with confidence, gathering objective evidence through observation, interviewing, document trails to provide factual audit reports that will facilitate improvements to the EMS.
  • Achieve the formal training requirements to allow progression to becoming an IEMA Registered Lead Auditor

MARPOL Excellence Certificate

A one-day course aimed at all senior ship officers, all company managers, designated persons ashore (DPAs), superintendents, auditors and all those who inspect ships.

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Course objectives:

To ensure all those who manage and inspect ships:

  • Know the many MARPOL requirements and the January 2011 changes to the Oil Record Book.
  • Can identify common and not-so-common mistakes.
  • Can reduce the risk of deficiencies, detentions, fines or other enforcement sanctions.
  • Can protect themselves and the company on every ship visit.
  • Can achieve 100% MARPOL compliance, 100% of the time.

Marshall Islands Yacht Compliance Certificate

Issued by the Maritime Administrator of the Republic of the Marshall Islands as confirmation of attendance of ‘Yacht Compliance Training’ held in Roosendaal, Netherlands.

Shipboard ‘Safety Officer’ Certificate

This course is for seafarers who are about to serve, or are already serving as either safety representatives or safety officers.

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This training is intended to meet the requirements set out in The Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Health and Safety at Work) Regulations and the Code of Safe Working Practice for Merchant Seafarers (CoSWP).

The course addresses both accident prevention and accident investigation.

The aims of the course are to ensure that the delegates will:

  • Understand the duties of the SSO
  • Have considered the legal framework for safety
  • Understand the relationship between the ISM code, safety management onboard ship
  • Have an overview of the ISM code
  • Have considered the causes of accidents
  • Understand the process and limitations of risk assessment
  • Have considered the accident investigation process
  • Understand the importance of appropriate interviewing technique
  • Have considered factors influencing the effectiveness of safety committee meetings

Conflict Management Certificate

The course explains the different types of workplace conflict, including the four main categories of assault, and how to recognise potential signs.

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There is information on the UK health and safety laws in regards to criminal behaviour, violence and self-defence. The Conflict Management course also highlights how to undertake and implement a ‘Conflict Management Risk Assessment’ and gives tips to managers and team leaders on how to deal with confrontation amongst their colleagues.

Equality and Diversity training Certificate

The Equality and Diversity training course has been designed to help learners understand more about their responsibilities for promoting equality and diversity in the workplace.

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The course provides an introduction to the Equality Act 2010 and details each of the protected characteristics so you can learn more about what they are and how to avoid discrimination through your words and actions. The course looks at which behaviour is prohibited by the Equality Act and aims to help you to promote a fairer, more tolerant and more diverse working environment.

Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management (FInstLM)

Aimed at highly experienced managers operating at a strategic level who are looking to share their knowledge to support the community. This grade carries entitlement to use the post-nominal letters FInstLM.

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The Institute of Leadership & Management is a professional membership body for leaders and managers around the world. Its mission is to inspire great leadership – everywhere. All ILM qualifications have been accredited by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). This nationally recognised and highly regarded ILM professional management qualifications is only available to those that pass a rigorous vetting and selection service and hold a ‘Level 7 certificate in Management – Master’s Degree equivalent).

Member of the Chartered Management Institute (MCMI)

Requires a management qualification at degree level/equivalent AND a minimum of 3 years management experience. This grade carries entitlement to use the post-nominal letters MCMI.

City & Guilds Membership Award in Management (MCGI(HR))

A Level 7 Professional recognition Award has been developed for those at the highest level within their chosen career. The award enables candidates to demonstrate their knowledge and skills within any sector or role.  This grade carries entitlement to use the post-nominal letters MCGI.

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A candidate with this recognition award would typically;

  • have strategic leadership responsibilities
  • articulate a vision for the future of the organisation or own area of responsibility
  • take responsibility for leading the organisation or own area of responsibility through complex change
  • have an in depth understanding of resources and manage them to meet organisational objectives
  • establish a culture of mutual support and cohesion which values the contribution of others and recognises success
  • promote innovation and generate ideas for improvement
  • establishing an environment and culture that assures and promotes compliance with professional standards
  • develop a communication strategy for the organisation or own area of responsibility
  • represent the organisation to communicate on matters of importance and sensitivity and establish robust methods for managing information.
  • establish a strategy for putting the customer at the centre of the organisation or own area of responsibility
  • champion professional development within the organisation

CPD Certified ‘Certificates of Achievement’ 

  • Leadership and Management Skills
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Cross Cultural Awareness

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