STCW Personal Survival Techniques
Personal Survival Techniques (PST) is a one day course split into both theory and practicals, including launching and entering a life raft.
Included are actions to be taken by persons for self protection in emergency situations, survival at sea and deployment of safety equipment.
NFCI, Greencastle Co Donegal
CTU1, Rossaveal, Co Galway
Persons working in the Seafood Industry or Public Service.
National Fisheries College of Ireland (NFCI), Castletownbere, Co. Cork.
National Fisheries College of Ireland (NFCI), Greencastle, Co. Donegal.
This programme is also delivered at various locations throughout Ireland in BIM Coastal Training Units (CTUs).
Short course delivered over 1 day.
Classroom theory in Personal Survival Techniques, Safety Equipment
on-board, use of Personal Flotation Device (PDF) and Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), Maintenance of safety equipment, Musters and Drills, Abandon ship, life raft equipment, survival techniques onboard the raft. Role of the Emergency Services.
Practical exercise in the pool. Launching the raft, Board the raft dry/wet. Taking injured casualties onboard the raft. Procedure for righting an up turned life raft.
Personal Survival Techniques issued by BIM on behalf of Department of Transport.
Working in the Sea Food Industry or Public Service.
Must hold a letter from a Doctor to state they are fit to do the course or a valid Seafarers Medical Certificate ENG11.
Mandatory course for employment on board a fishing vessel.
Practical & written examination.