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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

STCW MFA

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 Medical First Aid MFA
STCW Medical First Aid (MFA)

STCW PROFICIENCY IN MEDICAL FIRST AID COURSE DURATION:

Four Days (28 hours contact time).

STCW PROFICIENCY IN MEDICAL FIRST AID COURSE 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.

STCW PROFICIENCY IN MEDICAL FIRST AID COURSE CONDITIONS:

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

STCW PROFICIENCY IN MEDICAL FIRST AID 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 IN THE STCW PROFICIENCY IN MEDICAL FIRST AID COURSE:

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

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE STCW PROFICIENCY IN MEDICAL FIRST AID COURSE:

  • Accommodation

Joining Instructions

Once you book a course with us we will send you a short email detailing;

  • The particular venue
  • A link to this page

Covid 19 Information

The following information is in addition to our standard Joining Instructions and is for your and our safety. Please read it now as you are required to bring some extra items with you.

If you or a member of your household feels unwell or is showing any symptoms then you MUST NOT visit our centre. We will accept Covid-19 related postponement at short notice. This varies our standard terms and conditions in your favour.

During the C-19 Pandemic we are unable to provide any refreshment or cups etc. please bring your own bottled drink(s) and or a mug and a flask of tea/coffee etc.

We are unable to lend pens/pencils and paper you must bring a pen and paper for all courses.

The use of hand sanitiser (provided by us) on entry to the building and between certain exercises is compulsory.

All students must bring a face covering/ face mask with them. While it will not be compulsory to wear it all day there are certain exercises where face coverings will be compulsory due to the distancing between students and/or the Instructor. If you prefer to wear a face covering all day you may.

If at any time one of our staff feels you are showing Covid 19 symptoms then you will be asked to leave the course and we will not be liable for a refund or to help with your expenses (such as travel).

Classroom Courses

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Webinar Courses & Online Courses

We will send you bespoke joining Instructions and personal login details in due course.

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