STCW Personal Survival Techniques
Due to the physically demanding nature of the course, candidates must be physically fit.
Candidate must be aged 16 years or over.
MCA approved Personal Survival Techniques training provides knowledge and practice of survival techniques and principles that can be applied to maximise the probability of survival following a marine accident.
Actions prior to abandonment of the vessel
Basic principles of survival
Types of survival equipment provided on board ship
Training and drills
Correct use of the lifejacket and entering the water from a height
Launching of a liferaft
Righting of a capsized liferaft
Wet and dry boarding of a liferaft
Bringing aboard an injured casualty
Hypothermia and other medical factors
Liferaft first aid
Actions to aid location by rescuers
Training is delivered through a combination of theory and practical sessions.