MCA Fire Safety and Personal Survival (Water Safety)
Fire Safety and Personal Survival Courses are required for the MCA's Ancillary Safety Training Scheme, which is a requirement for Boatmasters Licence Tier 2. We combine these courses into one day at the Nelson's Wharf Training Centre. If you only require one of these courses then please enquire as we occasionally run stand alone courses.
Price is £260 per person.
Although initially developed to provide training for Boatmaster candidates, this course is also very useful to all boat owners and boating related businesses.
The course covers:
The theory of combustion.
Knowledge of types and sources of ignition likely to be encountered on vessels.
Classification of fires.
Awareness of flammable materials, fire hazards and the spread of fire on board.
Best practice, precautions and the need for vigilance.
Correct sequence for fire detection and raising the alarm ("FIRE"): Find, Inform, Restrict and Extinguish.
Types of extinguisher including:
How to extinguish fire including practical use of extinguishers.
Correct location of fire-fighting equipment on a vessel.
This is a hands-on course and everyone practises using dry powder, foam and CO2 extinguishers on a modern, fire simulator with real flames.
On completion of the course you will be more knowledgeable about fire fighting techniques and will also be able to undertake your own Fire Risk Assessment.
The course is a half-day and is usually held in the afternoon after the half-day Personal Survival, (Water Safety), Course.
Personal Survival (Water Safety)
Although initially developed to provide training for Boatmaster candidates, this course is also very useful to all boat owners, boat operators and waterways business.
The course includes:
Awareness of safe practices and accident prevention in order to minimise risks.
The types of emergency situations which may occur, such as collisions, fire, grounding and man overboard.
The need to adhere to the principles of survival.
Identify the types of life saving appliances normally carried on inland waterways vessels for the relevant areas of operation including lifebuoys, life jackets/vests and lines.
Correct utilisation of appliances to aid another crew member, or self in the water.
The effects of immersion in water including hypothermia and how to treat affected persons.
Recovery procedures in man-overboard situations.
On completion of the course you will be more knowledgeable about the potential dangers of operating your vessel and how to minimise the risk and deal with emergencies.