Personal Survival Techniques STCW Training Course

Personal Survival Techniques

personal survival techniques

This Personal Survival Techniques private course forms part of the mandatory basic safety training for all sea farers assigned safety or pollution prevention duties. Delegates attending this course will gain basic survival training and what safety equipment you will find on a vessel under the safety of life at sea (SOLAS) regulations. And there is practical training in the pool in from which the delegates are expected to gain practical knowledge and understanding sea survival.

During the course you will gain you the knowledge that will help you to survive if the worst happens. The course is split into two parts: the theory part is in the morning and there is a wet drill in the afternoon so you can put into practice what you learned earlier.



Scheduled Dates

Scheduled Courses: This course is available to private groups only. In turn, this allows courses to be targeted specifically towards your own companies requirements. To arrange a date for your company to host this course please call 1850 315 415 or fill in the form below and one of our Training team will be in touch.

Enquire about this STCW Course
Dublin Office: +353 1 517 5270  
Cork Office: +353 21 497 8100

Hands-On Practical Exercises

After attending this course you will not only have the minimum level of qualification to work at sea but you will also leave practical hands on experience in:

  • How to don a lifejacket
  • Safely jump from a height into water
  • Right an inverted raft whilst wearing a lifejacket
  • Swim whilst wearing a lifejacket
  • Board a survival craft from the water whilst wearing a lifejacket
  • Take initial actions on boarding survival craft
  • Operate survival craft equipment

Course Objectives

Part of the mandatory basic training for all seafarers, split into both theory and practical, including launching and entering a life raft, actions to be taken for self protection in emergency situations, survival at sea and deployment of safety equipment.

Target Audience

New recruits and prospective sea farers.

Course Contents

  • Introduction safety and survival
  • Emergency situations
  • Survival craft and rescue boats
  • Personal life-saving appliances
  • Personal life-saving appliances (demonstrations)
  • Survival at sea
  • Emergency radio equipment (lecture and demonstrations)
  • Helicopter assistance

For more information on your STCW compliance requirements please visit the STCW website


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