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STCW Personal Survival Techniques (PST)

STCW Personal Survival Techniques (PST)

Duration: 1 Day course

Location: Glasgow

Entry Requirements: The learner must be at least 16 years of age to be issued with a Certificate of Proficiencyin Personal Survival techniques. In exceptional circumstances where a learner is physically fit they may be able to complete the training course prior to his/her 16th birthday. In this case we would request that candidates hold a UK ENG1 medical certificate or equivalent as an indicator of fitness. Parts of the course are of a physical nature. You will be required to complete a medical declaration prior to the start of the training

This course is designed to form part of the mandatory basic sea survival training for seafarers. This course will provide all candidates with the basic essential knowledge and experience of personal survival principles & techniques that can be applied to maximise their chances of survival in the event of a marine casualty.

There will be both practical and theoretical training with fully qualified instructors, with a short exam at the end of the training.

The course will include:

  • Types of emergencies
  • Types of life saving appliances
  • Survival craft
  • Equipment in survival craft
  • Location of personal life saving appliances
  • Survival principles

The practical session will include:

  • How to don a lifejacket
  • Safely jump from a height into water
  • Right an inverted raft whilst wearing a lifejacket
  • Swim whilst wearing a lifejacket
  • Board a survival craft from the water whilst wearing a lifejacket
  • Take initial actions on boarding survival craft
  • Operate survival craft equipment

This course is supervised by fully qualified instructors and is suitable for non-swimmers. Upon successful completion all candidates will be issued with an STCW Personal Survival Techniques Certificate.

This course takes place in our Glasgow Training centre:
Seaforth House
Seaforth Road North
Hillington Park
Glasgow G52 4JQ

Although we are also able to offer these courses throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK (provided that minimum numbers are met.)

Call us on 0141 427 9411 or email us at to confirm availability of places before booking
£168.00 including VAT (£140.00 ex VAT)

To see where and when the next STCW Personal Survival Techniques (PST) course takes place please visit our Short Course Calendar.

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