STCW Personal Survival Techniques Training Course (PST)
Breaks for refreshments are not included in this overall total
This MCA regulated personal survival techniques course provides all seafarers, the education and training in personal survival techniques to meet the knowledge, understanding and proficiency (KUP) requirements as set out in the STCW Table A-VI/1-1. Covering competence required to survive at sea in event of ship abandonment.
It is one of five courses that together make up the STCW Basic Safety Training Course - an essential qualification for anyone wishing to work on commercial ships.
The Personal Survival Techniques course will be delivered from a purpose-built classroom to support STCW instruction and use a professional swimming pool complex for the practical exercises.
Delegates should be well and fit enough to undertake a number of survival exercises that will include swimming and accessing a life raft in a swimming pool.
This course includes:
- Instruction on basic principles and procedures
- “Dry” demonstrations of raft and equipment
- Practical wet drill
It covers the use of survival craft and associated equipment, together with the actions which should be taken by each person to overcome or minimise the immediate threats to life at each stage of a survival situation, i.e. prior to abandonment, at abandonment, and aboard survival craft.
By the end of the course delegates will:
- Know the main types of maritime emergencies
- Know the survival equipment used during a maritime emergency
- Understand the principles of survival during a maritime emergency
- Know how to abandon ship during a maritime emergency
- Know how to be able to survive in the water during a maritime emergency
- Know how to use a survival craft during a maritime emergency
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All MRS Training & Rescue instructors that deliver this course are existing rescue operators who deliver specialist rescue training for awarding bodies and internally accredited courses.
All undertake, as a minimum, the Level 3 Approved Educational Training package (or equivalent) and the City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement, to assess in both the work based and vocational arenas.
Delegates will undertake a practical training session and a written assessment.
On successful completion of the course, delegates will receive a printed MRS Training & Rescue certificate.
The course is regulated by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).
Those successfully completing the assessments will be issued with a certificate which is valid for 5 years.
There will be a maximum of 12 people on this course. There is a maximum instructor to candidate ratio of 1:24 for the theory and 1:8 for the practical exercises.