ABI6012 – ABIOSH International Executive Certificate in Terminal and Jetty Health and Safety Regulatory Compliance ©

The content of this qualification introduces the Marine Terminal Management and Self-Assessment (MTMS) process which has been developed using the OCIMF as a standardised tool for global applications to assist terminal operators in the assessment of the effectiveness of the management systems for both operations and the Management of the Ship/Shore interface. The course offers a standard framework for terminal operators to assess and improve their management and safety systems. This course has been designed for Marine, Oil and Gas regulators, harbour masters, Jetty Operators and Managers.




The ABIOSH international management seminar in Terminal and Jetty Health and Safety Regulatory Compliance is a must attend workshop for terminal/jetty owners and senior management (irrespective of the type of terminal: Cargo, Ro-Ro, container, chemical; oil and gas etc) and those who regulate the movement, transfer, storage and handling of dangerous cargoes, bunkers, ballast and tank cleaning operations on all ships and at all marine terminals and facilities within or connected internal and territorial waters.

Rapidly developing technology and the need to control costs have resulted in fundamental changes in the way terminals around the world are being managed and operated. Technical developments have continued with the introduction of increasingly sophisticated cargo- handling equipment with greatly increased capacity and reach. While many of these changes in cargo-handling methods have resulted in significant improvements for the safety of terminal workers, some changes have introduced new hazards and work is still regarded as an occupation with very high accident rates.

Moreover, privatization in the industry has led to considerable changes in the organization of terminals and the employment of people in them, including increased use of contract workers. Unfortunately, systems for identifying and managing risks have not been fully developed and the need for investment in the training and skills of terminal workers has been increasingly lacking due to conflicting interests, economic downturn and most especially lack of understanding of the HSE compliance requirements on running a terminal/jetty on the part of the owners and senior management which have resulted to closure of some terminals and other enforcement actions being carried out.

This seminar will equip delegates with the legal framework and the role health safety and environment (HSE) has in ensuring safety at terminals and jetties all over the world. It focus on management’s primary role and responsibilities, regulatory requirements for ensuring safety is adhered to during the design, construction, and operation of terminals and jetties and ensuring appropriate emergency plans are developed. Owners and management will understand the terminal needs to develop working practices that will safeguard the safety and health of workers in the light of its own specific circumstances based on international guidelines, code of practice, and on the well-established general principles set out in the relevant international standards and regulations

This seminar also describes the regulators legal framework and advisory roles in the adherence to good health and safety standards, laws, codes, guidance’s, land use planning system etc. It also identifies the interfaces between regulatory bodies that also have responsibilities associated with the operations in terminals and jetties.



  • Owners and proprietors of Terminals/Jetties/Depots
  • Directors/Senior Management
  • Regulators and Enforcement Agencies (DPR, NIMASA, NPA, CUSTOMS ETC)
  • Emergency Response Agencies (NEMA, NSCDC, Fire Service etc)
  • Stakeholders in Terminal/Jetties Operations (Agents; freight forwarders, surveyors) etc)



  • Relevant Key International Regulations, Legislations and Guidance (ISM, SOLAS, MARPOL, IMDG,CSC, STCW, ICCLL, ISGOTT, MLC etc)
  • National Regulations
  • International Stakeholders in Marine Terminal/Jetty Operations (IMO, OCIMF, SIGTTO, ITF etc


  • Management Procedures in Cargo/Container/Ro-Ro/Oil and Gas terminals
  • Marine Terminal Management and Self Assessment (MTMSA)
  • Marine Terminal Information System (MTIS)
  • Terminal Planning
  • Corporate Social Responsibilities
  • Dealing with Unions
  • International signs at marine terminals


  • Occupational Safety and Risk Management in terminals
  • Management Responsibilities and Accountability
  • Regulatory Requirements and Enforcement Actions
  • In-Country Local requirements and case studies
  • Contractor Management
  • Fire Safety
  • Incident and Accident Investigation and Reporting
  • measuring and benchmarking terminal safety performance


  • Types of ship
  • Jetty/Terminal infrastructure, plant and equipment
  • Jetty /Terminal Maintenance and Inspection
  • ISPS Code and Jetty/Terminal Security
  • Personnel Management at Marine Jetties/Terminals
  • Ship and Arrival and Ship/Shore Interface
  • Cargo Handling and Operational Issues


  • Terminal Aspect and Impact Assessments