Evidence of 6 months sea service. For students who have not yet achieved this length of sea service, participation in the course may be granted but certification will not be issued until proof of the sea service requirements has been provided
Training and certification is provided by an external MCA Approved Training Provider using their own accreditation.
This course includes classroom and practical sessions. Candidates are required to undertake practical drills in handling inflatable rescue boats, life boats and life rafts to achieve the following learning objectives:
Identify the dangers associated with the use of off-load and on-load release devices
Demonstrate the correct operation of off-load and on-load release devices, including the correct resetting of both types of release devices
Identify and explain the correct operation of Fall Prevention/Secondary Safety Devices or their equivalent Safely operate a survival craft engine
Safely take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during and after launch
Safely manage survivors and survival craft or rescue boat after abandoning ship
Rig and use locating devices including communication and signalling apparatus and pyrotechnics
Apply first aid to survivors
Describe the management of injured persons
5 Days of Training and Assessment
Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boats (Other than Fast Rescue Boats) Certificate
STCW PROFICIENCY IN MEDICAL FIRST AID COURSE AIMS:
To give Seafarers who are designated to provide Medical First Aid on board ship the required training. In practical terms this is an advanced First Aid Course for leisure and commercial sailors and motor boaters venturing offshore. It is also required by super yacht officers training towards their Chief Mate’s Certificate of Competence.
This course is popular with blue water sailors, ocean yachtsmen and those planning on spending substantial time at sea away from the support network of the UK and European authorities.
This certificate is required if you want to go onto the STCW Medical Care On Board Ship Course (often referred to as Ship Captain’s Medical). We generally run the two back to back.
If you are a Commercial Yachtmaster Certificate of Competence holder and only hold one of the one day First Aid certificates you will be restricted to operating commercially up to 60 miles from a safe haven. If you also hold this, and the STCW Medical Care Certificate your operating area will extend to 150 miles from a safe haven for Yachtmaster Offshore holders and worlwide for Yachtmaster Ocean holders.
STCW PROFICIENCY IN MEDICAL FIRST AID COURSE DURATION:
Four Days (28 hours contact time).
STCW PROFICIENCY IN MEDICAL FIRST AID COURSE PRE REQUISITES: