Proficency in Survial Craft & Rescue Boats

COURSE DURATION:

Five Days

PRE REQUISITES:

  • Minimum age 16 years
  • STCW Personal Survival Techniques or RYA Basic Sea Survival or Royal Navy Sea Survival
  • 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

COURSE CONDITIONS:

Training and certification is provided by an external MCA Approved Training Provider using their own accreditation.

COURSE CONTENT:

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

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • 5 Days of Training and Assessment
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boats (Other than Fast Rescue Boats) Certificate
  • Manual
  • Free Parking

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:

  • Accommodation

STCW Medical First Aid

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.

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COURSE DURATION:

Four Days (28 hours contact time).

PRE REQUISITES:

In order to be awarded the STCW Medical First Aid Certificate you must hold the earlier STCW certificate. Many leisure sailors wish to take this course for their own peace of mind, despite not holding the STCW EFA certificate. In this instance, we still issue a certificate, it just excludes the STCW endorsement.

COURSE CONDITIONS:

Training and certification is provided by an external MCA Approved Training Provider using their own accreditation.

COURSE CONTENT:

This course covers practical First Aid at Sea, use of category B Medical Supplies and caring for patients who may be with you for some time. It includes:

  • Examination of a casualty or patient
  • Basic life support
  • Clearing an obstructed airway
  • Use of inhalers when treating asthma
  • Use of the face shield, pocket mask and plastic airway
  • Immobilisation of neck injuries
  • Lifting casualties into stretchers
  • Immobilisation and using splints
  • Pharmacology and drugs
  • Layout and content of the Ship Captain’s Medical Guide

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • 4 Days of Training and Assessment
  • STCW Proficency in Medical First Aid Certificate
  • First Aid Manual
  • Free Parking

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:

  • Accommodation