Bitesize training: ship sanitation inspection (module three) – liquid discharges

CIEH member: £55
Affiliate member: £110
Non-member: £110
CIEH student member: £110

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The final module in our ship sanitation series will discuss sewage treatment and ballast water systems. Perhaps the least glamorous aspects of ship operations, these systems are an important component of sanitation inspections.

Using practical examples, plans and photographs, we will look at systems that can be found in most types of ships from cargo to cruise. Practical knowledge will be provided about how various components work, typical issues that arise and the necessary international standards to be applied.

If you’re new to ship inspection or looking to gain more confidence in this area, then this is the course for you.


  • Discuss the various components of ship sewage and ballast systems and their purpose
  • Consider typical issues that arise as well as risks to look out for
  • Understand the role of international standards such as the WHO ‘Handbook for Inspection of Ships and Issuance of Ship Sanitation Certificates’
  • Increase your confidence when investigating such systems and verifying their correct operation

Who should attend

  • Port Health/Environmental Health Officers
  • Authorised officers engaged in ship inspections

CPD: 2 hours

Supported by:

Martin Walker

Martin Walker CFCIEH, BSc (Hons) Environmental Sciences, Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner, EHORB registered.

Martin’s experience surrounds Port Health and EHO roles and responsibilities, and he has delivered occasional Inland Imported Food Courses on behalf of the CIEH for the Food Standards Agency (FSA). His responsibilities in his work for the Ministry of Health, Government of Bermuda included setting up and recruiting and managing the new port health section within the environmental health department, to act as the leading technical expert on matters relating to port health at the L.F Wade International Airport and three authorised seaports at Bermuda, while also developing imported food legislation plus implementing imported food check systems for Bermuda. Martin has previously worked for the Suffolk Coastal Port Health Authority as a Port Health Officer, which involved him carrying out required ship inspections of vessels using the port, as well as protecting the public and animal health through the enforcement of UK and EU legislation.




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