This course is designed to give delegates knowledge of the construction and function of different types of survival craft, rescue boats and associated equipment. It is approved by the UK MCA.
The course is a mixture of practical and theoretical sessions followed by formal, oral and practical assessment. Certain aspects of the course are of a physical nature and may include lifting, climbing and pulling. Delegates must declare at course commencement any pre-existing medical condition that could be exacerbated by, or impair their ability to complete the training programme. For certain medical conditions, delegates must have undergone a medical since being diagnosed.
The syllabus focuses on: Physiology Recovery of personnel from the water Rigging and use of life-saving appliances, including electronic aids Search and rescue organisation and procedures Ship emergency situations Use of open lifeboats, totally enclosed lifeboats, rescue boats and davit launched life rafts
To attend this course, delegates must be at least 16 years of age and have undergone approved or recognised training in personal survival techniques or equivalent.
Seafarers who are required to take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat in emergency situations during and after launch.
For the issue of a certificate, delegates must be at least 18 years of age, meet the standard of competence in Section A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Code, successfully complete approved training as described in the MNTB guidelines, and have approved sea service of not less than six months.
Updating training to be undertaken every five years.
Held at Petrofac Training Services Quay, North Esplanade East, Aberdeen.
Delegates must present photographic ID at the start of the course. Accepted forms are government issued photographic identification, e.g. passport or driving licence.
All candidates will be asked to complete a standard medical questionnaire prior to course commencement.
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