This one-day STCW Personal Survival Course provides anyone intending to go to sea with the knowledge and training to enhance their chances of survival in an emergency. This course forms part of the STCW Basic Safety Training Course, which is mandatory for all seafarers working on commercial vessels.
What does the course cover
The course is divided into two sections: The first half of the day is classroom-based learning of the theory of survival and getting to know the different types of equipment onboard. The afternoon is spent in a swimming pool, where we show you how to use a life raft and techniques to help you survive at sea.
- Main types of maritime emergencies
- Survival equipment used during a maritime emergency
- Principals of survival during such emergencies
- How to abandon ship during an emergency
- How to be able to survive in the water
- How to use a survival craft during an emergency
Flying Fish UK is recognised MCA training provider.
- Safety equipment, training and certification.
- Transport to and from the swimming pool.
There are no formal pre-course requirements, but you must be 17 or over to enrol on this course. Don’t worry if you can not swim, the course is designed for non-swimmers.
Personal Survival is physically demanding and requires a good level of fitness. We recommend that all customers complete an ENG1 medical or equivalent medical before enrolling on this course. If you have concerns about your fitness, then please get in touch with Flying Fish.
For successful completion, 100% attendance is required, and students are expected to participate in all parts of the course.
This course is delivered in English therefore, you must understand spoken and written English to pass any verbal or written course assessments.
AM – Classroom-based session
- Principals of survival
- Life-saving appliances
- Equipment used
- Different types of life raft/boat
- Safety equipment, including life jackets
- Use of flares
- Survival suits and TPA’s
- Surviving in cold water
PM – practical wet drill in the swimming pool
- Donning a life jacket
- Jumping from a height
- Swimming while wearing a life jacket
- Right an inverted life raft while wearing a life jacket
- Keep afloat without a life jacket
- Boarding a life raft from the water
- Group exercise
There will be a written and practical assessment as part of the PST course. Customers will be awarded a certificate on successful completion of both assessments.
What our previous students have to say
I recently completed my training with flying fish. From booking the course all the way through to receiving my certificates the team made it an effortless process and were always on hand to help.
I completed the Superyacht Deckhand course with Flying Fish in January 2023 and I highly recommend anyone interested in starting a career in yachting do their training with Flying Fish.
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You should combine this course with STCW Elementary Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities, Proficiency in Security Awareness and Elementary First Aid – or search again for STCW Basic Safety Training which covers all these subjects.
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