The aim of this course is to allow seafarers who have previously been assessed as competent to hold a Personal Survival Technique certificate the opportunity to demonstrate they have retained the knowledge as per STCW 78 as amended (STCW Section A-VI/1-1).
The course is structured to MNTB guidelines. Comprising theory and practical sessions where candidates are required to undertake practical drills in a Training Pool using marine lifejackets and life rafts. 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: Correctly don and use an immersion suit. Jump from a height into the water Swim while wearing a life jacket. Right an inverted life raft while wearing a life jacket. Keep afloat without a life jacket. Board a survival craft from the water when wearing a life jacket.
For Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1 August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses, Seafarers who have a Certificate of Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques and who have maintained the required standard of competence by on-board training and experience for all competences listed in the self-declaration form. Seafarers must sign the self-declaration form as a pre-requisite to the reduced hours entry route of the MCA approved updating course.
Seafarers who hold an existing Personal Survival Techniques (PST) certificate are required to complete this updating training course to maintain proficiency under the STCW 2010 Manila Amendments (STCW Section A-VI/1 and table A-VI/1-1).
An MCA approved STCW certificate of proficiency will be issued to delegates who successfully complete the training.
Every five years.
Held at Petrofac Training Services, Blackness Avenue, Altens, Aberdeen.
Delegates must present photographic ID at the start of the course. Accepted forms are government issued photographic identification, e.g. passport, driving licence or discharge book, evidence of prerequisites, towel and swimwear.
All candidates will be asked to complete a standard medical questionnaire prior to course commencement.
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