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The Elements of Shipboard Safety Skill Set forms a crucial part of all maritime qualifications offered from Coxswain Grade II, Coxswain, Master 24 and MED II. This three-day course covers all of the important emergency procedures required to survive at sea if disaster strikes. The course is intensive, rigorous and physically demanding.
Participants will learn how to:
- Swim short distances while fully clothed and wearing shoes without the aid of a life jacket
- Launch a life raft, right an inverted life-raft, climb into the life raft and assist other survivors
- Successfully use flares, EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) and other emergency equipment
- Follow evacuation procedures to abandon ship and use survival techniques such as HELP (Heat Escape Lessening Position)
- Use correct fire extinguisher to extinguish a fire type such as oil fire, electrical fire or plastic fire
- Understand and practice OS&H workplace procedures