Gas detector course reduces risk associated with enclosed space entry

Marlins, part of V.Group, has partnered with Martek Marine to create a new elearning course on gas detectors, which aims to help seafarers identify hazards associated with enclosed space entry.

A hot topic in the marine industry, exposure to unsafe atmospheric conditions represents one of the most serious hazards on board. Marlins’ new elearning course, which brings the technical material to life through interactive and engaging content, allows seafarers to review and enhance knowledge by working at their own pace.

An assessment is built into the course, enabling vessel owners and managers to check their crews’ understanding and track results of learning.

Mike Pearsall, product manager at Marlins said: “As a leader in the innovation of safety and environmental marine systems, Martek Marine was the partner of choice in the development of this safety course. With an advanced range of fixed and portable gas detectors available, Martek Marine’s team ensured the subject matter is both accurate and accessible.”

Steve Coulson, director of Martek Marine, added: “We were keen to collaborate with Marlins on this initiative to support best practice when using gas detectors and to demonstrate Martek Marine’s commitment to the safety of lives at sea, without solely focusing on our product lines.”

The new course is available via the Marlins online shop and will be included in the next update for all subscribers to the Marlins eLearning Suite for Seafarers. The course will also be offered to all Martek Marine clients as an additional training aid for their gas detector and calibration packages.