What is special about this course?
A full day course giving induction training in safety procedures, accident prevention and familiarises new seafarers with employment and working conditions aboard a ship.
There are no formal entry requirements.
- Complying with emergency procedures
- Take precautions to prevent pollution of the marine environment
- Observe safe working practices
- Understand orders and be understood in relation to shipboard duties
- Contribute to effective human relationships on board ship
- Types of emergency which may occur, contingency plans for responses to emergencies
- Action to take on discovering a potential emergency
- Emergency signals, actions and specific duties allocated to crew members in the muster list
- Muster stations; correct use of personal safety equipment
- Value of training and drills
- Knowledge of escape routes and internal communication and alarm systems
- Effect of operational or accidental pollution of the marine environment
- Basic environmental protection procedures
- Importance of adhering to safe working practices at all times
- Demonstration of safety and protective devices available to protect against potential hazards aboard ship
- Precautions to be taken prior to entering enclosed spaces
- Familiarisation with international measure concerning accident prevention and occupational health
- Correct donning of lifejacket
- Entry to the water wearing a lifejacket
- Boarding a life raft
- Re-righting a life raft
- Working as a team in the water
How will I study my course?
How long will my course last?
1 day: 50% classroom based theory and 59% practical in swimming pool.
Where can I study my course?
- Fort William
Contact your local college centre for up to date information and to register your interest.
Funding of up to £200 is available to help with payment of course fees, depending on your personal circumstances.
This support will be available for people who are 16 or over, living in Scotland and either in low paid work or actively seeking work. To be eligible, you must have income of £22,000 a year or less, or be on certain benefits.
You will also not be undertaking any secondary, further or higher education, SDS funded training or participating on the Community Jobs Scotland programme.
Please contact your local college centre for more information about funding, or call us on 01397 874000.
What can I do on completion of my course?
This certificate will improve your employment options in the marine industries.
Is there more information available online?
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