Personal Survival Techniques
Course duration and timing
The training shall be not less than eight contact hours
There are six outcomes to the training
- Outcome 1: The learner knows the main types of maritime emergencies.
- Outcome 2: The learner knows the survival equipment used during a maritime emergency. Outcome 3: The learner understands the principles of survival during a maritime emergency. Outcome 4: The learner knows how to abandon ship during a maritime emergency.
- Outcome 5: The learner knows how to be able to survive in the water during a maritime emergency.
- Outcome 6: The learner knows how to use a survival craft during a maritime emergency.
The training should be provided in three parts: Instruction on basic principles and procedures; ‘Dry’ demonstration of raft and equipment; Practical wet drill. The training must cover 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.
Target Group for the Course-Aim
To give seafarers the essential education and training in personal survival techniques meeting the Knowledge, Understanding and Proficiency (KUP) requirements set out in the following:
- Table A-VI/1-1
- Function: Personal survival techniques
- Competence: Survive at sea in the event of ship abandonment
Rules and standards
Table A-V/2 of the STCW Code
Merchant Navy Training Board Criteria
Maximum number of participants
For theory sessions the trainer to learner ratio should not exceed 1:24
The learner must be at least 16 years of age to be issued with a Certificate of Proficiency. In exceptional circumstances where a learner is physically able and fit they may be able to complete the training course prior to her/his 16th birthday. Training centres must ensure, through pre-course information and screening, that learners are fit to participate in all aspects of the training. In particular, they must be made aware of the practical aspects of the training and the physically demanding nature of some of the exercises. If there is any doubt as to an individual’s ability to participate in such exercises an appropriate risk assessment should be carried out to determine what is required in order to proceed in a safe manner. Training centres may consider utilising the UK ENG1 medical certificate, or equivalent, as an indicator of fitness.
Tema Safety & Training S.R.L. Training Centre
Via della Transumanza n. 5/C – 74123 Contrada Carmine (Taranto) – ITALY
Tel. +39.0994725898 Fax +39.0994725690 web: www.temasafety.com mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Aula/Classroom:
- Classroom placed at the first floor of the Training Centre
- Classroom placed at the fire fighting training ground in via del Tratturello Tarantino, 6 – 74123 Taranto
- GENOA Site
Via Molinetto 96 – 16016 Cogoleto (Genoa)
Via Greto di Cornigliano, 6 – 16152 Genoa
Caterina LA NEVE
Course Deputy Director
Ing. Davide Giuseppe FARILLA
Training media, facilities and equipment in compliance with the MNTB Criteria
On achievement of the desired standard of competence, a certificate will be issued by the centre in the format shown in Annex D (i) of the MNTB Criteria.
Where the training is delivered as part of a basic training course, a combined certificate of completion of training may be issued based on the format at Annex D (ii) of the MNTB Criteria. The titles of each section must be included on the certificate.
- Teaching material for tests and practicals
- Insurance coverage
- Shuttle service to / from Taranto railway station / TST