Led by Allan Larsen, a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Marine Engineer with thirty years of marine industry experience. Allan is registered with FEANI, The Engineering Council, RINA, IMarEST and the Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ships Surveyors.
Of his thirty year career Allan served fifteen years with the major Classification Society Bureau Veritas acting as a ship surveyor (all marks and all notations) and as Head of Section for Casualties, Damages and Repairs. Allan has also achieved certification in many auditing systems including ISO9001,ILO-MLC, ISM,ISPS, ISO 50001, BS18000 and BS 14000.
Currently, Allan is the Managing Director and Principal Surveyor at 'Larsens Marine Surveyors & Consultants Ltd' serving the maritime insurance, legal, training and recreation sectors of the marine industry. Allan is also the Immediate Past President of the Society of Consulting Marine Engineers & Ship Surveyors (SCMS).
Education, training and continued professional development of personnel have for many decades been an essential aspect of staff competence. However whilst this is essential, the time required to attend courses affects both the individual and their employers, as time away from the workplace and away from home has been required. In the modern era, e-learning allows for studies and training without travel or the need to attend classroom based courses, whilst still providing tutor and collegiate support around the clock and around the world – every day of the year.