BSM recently hosted its annual ‘Cadet Safety Seminar’ in Cebu, Philippines. This educational event was organised by Capt Armando Santosidad, Director of BSM Philippines’ Crew Service Center, Manila, and Ice Orias, HR Marine Manager of BSM Philippines, Cebu branch.
The event was attended by over 100 marine and engineering cadets from SouthWestern University and the University of Cebu. The first seminar was held in 2017 and because of its successful attendance, it is under consideration for becoming a biannual event that focusses on safe engineering practises, marine safety and best practises.
Ultimately, the goal of the ‘Cadet Safety Seminar’ is to reduce incidents amongst young seafarers and instill during their early career the importance of following procedures for everybody’s wellbeing.
Capt. Mark Orchard, LPSQ Manager of BSM Singapore, gave a series of presentations that focused on safety and the Company’s values. Topics included hand and finger injuries, moorings, social media and a discussion on historic incidents.
The seminar received good reviews from its attendees, as they believed it was a valuable session that increased their safety awareness and demonstrated how to be a critical thinker in the work place.