Training and Certification

Since 2008, Pivot Caribbean has provided best-in-class safety and security training services to the Maritime Sector in Trinidad and Tobago via a strong relationship with Quality Management International Inc. Clients have included Maritime Administration Personnel, Port Operators, Vessel Operators, Security Consultants, Surveyors and Security Forces.
Through QMII, Pivot also offers ISO training and consulting services for Safety Management System development and auditing and ISO implementation and auditing.

Quality Management International Inc.

QMII

Quality Management International Inc. is an international consulting, auditing and training firm with significant expertise and experience in the maritime sector. QMII empowers commercial and governmental organizations to master the continual improvement of their Management Systems, enabling leaders and their teams to use process-based management systems to add value and prevent loss.
To learn more about QMII, visit their website or download a brochure. To learn more about specific services to the Maritime Sector, click here.

The DP course was rich in information and stewarded by an extremely knowledgeable tutor. Despite being conducted online, the feel was like that of a classroom and the audio and video were of excellent quality. The tutor was very patient and attentive to all questions and concerns, and made sure everyone was comfortable before moving forward. I would highly recommend this method of learning to anyone, anywhere. Pivot and QMII did an outstanding job in bringing their product to all.
Praveen Ramdial, Ag. DPA/HSE Specialist, Gulf Marine Service Ltd.

Courses in Trinidad

Locally held courses, which run over two or three days, feature field-experienced QMII instructors, who themselves have participated in many maritime audits and consulting assignments before entering the classroom. Courses are often bundled together to reduce participation costs. They include ISM Auditing, ISPS Auditing, and Port Facility Security Officer Training recognised by the Trinidad & Tobago Designated Authority (Trinidad & Tobago Coast Guard) and the United States Coast Guard. ISO-specific training includes ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 28000 and ISO 45001 Lead and Internal Auditor courses.

Our most popular courses are a 2-day ISM Auditor course and a 3-day, combined ISPS Auditor and VSO/CSO/PFSO course. If you would like to be kept abreast of training schedules, please drop us a line indicating your area of interest and projected number of participants.

Virtual (Online) Courses

QMII also offers regular, instructor-led virtual courses based on the feature-rich, GoToTraining interactive learning platform. The Virtual QMII Classroom (VQC) can be easily accessed from a desktop, laptop or tablet device with a stable internet connection.
You can learn more about this here, or view a short video.

Maritime Courses Offered Through QMII

ISM Code Auditor

SAFETY AT SEA AND POLLUTION PREVENTION ARE OF PRIME IMPORTANCE TO SHIP OWNERS AND OPERATORS. OUR REAL-LIFE TRAINING PREPARES TRAINEES TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT THE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ON BOARD AND ASHORE.

The ISM Code requires establishment of safeguards to ensure mitigation of risks in safety and pollution in shipboard operations. The Code places responsibility for this squarely on the companies charged with the ship’s management. Our ISM Auditor training course is a two-day, 16 hour course that provides the skills to manage first, second and third party International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention (ISM Code) Audits.

You will learn the requirements of the ISM Code, which the International Maritime Organization (IMO) mandates the application of to all SOLAS vessels and is mandatory to all vessels of 500 gross tonnage and upward including mobile offshore drilling units.

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ISPS Code Auditor

OUR TRAINING IS BASED ON REAL LIFE SITUATIONS, WITH WORKSHOPS DESIGNED TO OFFER PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE AND PREPARATION.

QMII students learn to develop, implement and audit the security of the complete supply chain including processes on board and ashore (including in port).

The ISPS Code requires establishment of ship and port facility security plans. The Code places responsibility for the ship security squarely on the companies charged with the ship’s management. This three-day course covers the requirements of ISPS Code.

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Maritime Security Officer (VSO/CSO/PFSO)

QMII STUDENTS LEARN THE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED FOR FULFILLING THE ROLES OF VESSEL SECURITY OFFICER, COMPANY SECURITY OFFICER AND PORT FACILITY SECURITY OFFICER.

The ISPS Code requires establishment of ship and port facility security plans. The Code places responsibility for this squarely on the companies charged with the ship’s management and on the Contracting Governments where the port facilities are located.

This 3 day, T&T Coast Guard and USCG approved course satisfies the requirements for mariners seeking VSO/CSO/PFSO endorsements. Our training is based on real life situations, with workshops designed to offer practical experience and preparation for maritime security duties.

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Vessel/Port Facility Personnel with Specific Security Duties

OUR TRAINING IS BASED ON REAL LIFE SITUATIONS, WITH WORKSHOPS DESIGNED TO OFFER PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE AND PREPARATION FOR MARITIME SECURITY DUTIES

This eight hour, USCG-approved course delivers valuable skills to apply on board and ashore to improve maritime security. Workshops include:
• Threat identification, recognition and response (audio/visual)
• Understanding of search methods
• Recognizing security equipment and its operational limits including the need for testing, calibration and maintenance (audio/visual)
• Familiarity with detection of weapons, dangerous goods and devices and appropriate action
• Familiarity with different assault tactics

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Designated Person (DP)

WITH SUCH HEAVY RESPONSIBILITY RESTING ON THE SHOULDERS OF THE DP, IT IS CRITICAL THAT THEY UNDERSTAND THE ROLE AND DUTIES OF THIS POSITION.

The Designated Person (DP), as required by the ISM Code, plays a key role in the Safety Management System (SMS). The DP ensures the implementation and maintenance of the SMS and is responsible for its effectiveness. The ISM Code requires the Designated Person to receive training to undertake their duties as per guidance in MSC-MEPC.7/ Circ.6.

This course prepares participants to assume the role and responsibilities of the designated person by providing participants with an in-depth understanding of the ISM code, crisis management as well as an introduction to Accident Investigation.

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