Survival pool

Lowestoft College’s purpose built Environmental Survival Pool can realistically simulate hostile sea conditions in controlled safety; wind, waves, rain, varying visibility and a range of sound effects all contribute to produce a testing environment in which personnel can gain the skills needed to survive.

  • High flow rain generation from ceiling mounted pipes
  • Wave height to 1.5m
  • Pool depth 5m, actual water depth 4m
  • 6 fans delivering up to force 6 equivalent wind
  • Variable level lighting down to total blackout
  • Ceiling mounted sound system (3000 watts through 6 speakers)
  • Travelling crane over pool S.W.L. 1 tonne
  • Load in/out crane to outside S.W.L. 1 tonne
  • Platform above west end of pool 3m above water
  • Helicopter rescue winch on platform
  • Scrambling net from platform
  • Boat launch davit from platform
  • Offshore Wind Turbine style ladder for marine transfer
  • Water temperature maintained at 28°c
Showcase day poster
24 June 2017

End of Year Showcase and Family Fun Day

Come to our end of year show case at our Great Yarmouth Campus. We will have exhibitions from all faculties ...

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