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Training of Cruise Ship Supervisory Employees

What type of training courses does VSP offer?

We offer a 2.5-day training course to teach cruise ship supervisors the public health practices specified in the VSP 2011 Operations Manual [PDF - 4.88 MB]. During the course, attendees have the opportunity to ask specific questions about our requirements and how they relate to their work.

What practices do cruise ship personnel learn during the course?

Training is based on public health practices specified in the VSP 2011 Operations Manual [PDF - 4.88 MB]. Practices include

  • GI illness surveillance and outbreak investigations.
  • Foodborne illnesses: causes and prevention.
  • Equipment and facilities (related to food and other areas).
  • Food protection.
  • Hazard analysis critical control points (what they are and how to apply them).
  • General environmental health maintenance (proper maintenance in child activity centers and ventilation systems).
  • Potable water (protection and handling).
  • Swimming pool and whirlpool spas (maintenance).
  • Integrated pest management.
  • Housekeeping and infection control.
  • Waterborne illnesses (both potable and recreational).
  • Cross-connection controls.

Where can I find more information?

Specific information about training sessions, including when and where they’re held, can be found on the Vessel Sanitation Program website under VSP Training.

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