Our range of courses for Marine Civils and Shoreside staff is being developed. The courses currently on offer include:
Waterside Personal Safety Course – either a 1 day full course or can be broken in to two half day modules
Aimed at shoreside personnel who are working near to the water or on a jetty/pier. Suitable for port operatives or construction workers or shore teams accessing vessels. Content of the course includes:
Understanding of lifejacket types and common features, correctly check a lifejacket before use, check and fit a lifejacket
Know the safety issues when working next to the waterside and flowing tidal water.
Understand the potential hazards that could cause falling into water.
Have a knowledge of the positioning and use of riverside safety equipment
Knowledge of Safe access to vessels and barges including responsibilities
Understand initial and secondary actions to sustain life and attract attention when in the water.
Understand the local waterside environment and the importance of the Operational
Knowledge of the construction works of the area that they are working.
Knowledge of the rescue services, types of rescue device used and bankside rescue aids.
Experience throwing a lifering and throwing line over a railing.
Understands the importance of repacking a throwing line correctly.
The full day course includes a practical session at a swimming pool where participants correctly don and use lifejackets in the water, protect airway, correctly move position and reduce heat loss in the water. Receive a lifering/throwline in the water and experience the difference between correct and incorrect lifejacket wear.