Command The Operation Of Survival Craft – Freefall Lifeboat Skills Maintenance Perth   ·   Melbourne

Refresh and update skills to operate a Freefall Lifeboat during an emergency.

This course is designed for individuals who have already attained the pre-requisite skills  and knowledge required for coxswains to safely operate a freefall lifeboat/TEMPSC (Totally Enclosed Motor Propelled Survival Craft) to facilitate a safe evacuation or recovery of personnel.

Please make sure that you check your workplace requirements and select the correct training course before you book. This  skills maintenance course does not cover the use of other forms of Lifeboat launch arrangements that are available at ERGT via separate courses.

This course is delivered via in-classroom theory and practical drills, broadly covering:

  •  Familiarisation of the lifeboat
  •  Safety attributes within the lifeboat and the use of them
  •  Practice pre-launch safety checks and procedures
  •  Boarding arrangements
  • Experience the free fall into the water in a safe controlled environment
  • Recover the lifeboat

ERGT Australia offers other skills maintenance lifeboat launch arrangements. Available in Perth are Twin Fall Davit Lifeboat and Swing Arm Davit Lifeboat. Our Single Fall Lifeboat training is currently only available at our Melbourne Training Centre.

Course Availability

This is a 1 day course, available for group bookings and individual bookings at our Perth  Safety Training Centre. Please book online or call us at 1300 374 828.

Structure and Assessment

This course is delivered through classroom presentations, activities and participant discussion as well as practical components within a simulated workplace environment. Assessment is conducted via direct observations & practical exercises.

Learning Outcomes

The expected learning outcomes for this course are:

̵  Control muster
̵  Conduct organised deployment of TEMPSC
̵  Provide leadership in TEMPSC deployment of welfare of personnel
̵  Control hazards
̵  Respond to problems

ERGT Desired Skills and Knowledge

In order for ERGT to deliver the training and assessment in the timeframe specified for this course, trainees are required to come to the course with a specific range of skills and knowledge.

Evidence of the following prior skills and knowledge must be provided to ERGT for verification prior to the course commencement:

 – PMAWHS312 Command the operation of survival craft –  Freefall Lifeboat

Additional Requirements

A health questionnaire and declaration of fitness will be required at course registration. Please contact ERGT for any concerns regarding completion of practical training and assessment requirements and to discuss options for reasonable adjustments.

Skills Maintenance

ERGT recommends skills maintenance be conducted every 2 years to ensure ongoing competence and capability in alignment with industry expectations.


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    Perth, Melbourne

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Upon successful completion, trainees will be issued with a certificate of currency in:

Command the operation of survival craft – Freefall

Also Known as

COSC Survival Craft Training Operate Survival Craft Lifeboat Operator Lifeboat Operator Ticket COSC SM

Common Occupations

Onboard Mechanics, Engineers, Instrument Technicians

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