Command The Operation Of Survival Craft – Freefall Davit Lifeboat
Learn how to safely operate a Freefall Davit Lifeboat during an emergency.
This course develops the skills and knowledge required for coxswains to safely operate a freefall davit lifeboat/ TEMPSC (Totally Enclosed Motor Propelled Survival Craft) to facilitate a safe evacuation or recovery of personnel, should an incident occur while at sea. The freefall davit lifeboat is a form of evacuation found on offshore facilities/installations or vessels.
Please make sure that you check your workplace requirements and select the correct lifeboat training course before you book. This 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
· Understand boarding arrangements
· Understand all safety attributes within the lifeboat and the use of them
· Undergo pre-launch safety checks and procedures
· Launch the lifeboat
· Experience the free fall into the water in a safe controlled environment
· Recover the lifeboat
The above also provides the ability to conduct your workplace assurance activities.
ERGT Australia offers other lifeboat launch arrangements. Available in Perth are Twin Fall Davit Lifeboat and Swing Arm Davit Lifeboat. Our Single Fall Davit Lifeboat training is currently only available at our Melbourne Training Centre.
This course is available for group bookings and individual bookings at our Perth Safety Training Centre. Please book online or call us at 1300 374 828.
The expected learning outcomes for the Nationally Recognised Training unit PMAWHS312 Command the operation of survival craft 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
It is recommended, but not mandatory, that Trainees work as fulltime employees and have been identified to command a survival craft, will have existing skills and knowledge in:
- Identifying hazards and applying control measures according to procedures
- Reading, interpreting and adhering to company safe working procedures, work instructions, mustering procedures and standard operating procedures
- Emergency response plans and procedures, company evacuation procedures and response to alarms relevant to your workplace
- The location of safety equipment and survival craft such as a Totally Enclosed Motor Propelled Survival Craft (TEMPSC) on an offshore installation/facility or vessel
- Inherent leadership skills so that they have the ability to command a survival craft
- Completed lifeboat training and have the skill and knowledge in evacuating people from an offshore facility
Medical and Health Standards
A medical certificate is not required for this course, however 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.
A government issued photo identification and valid USI are required for course registration.
Structure & 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.
ERGT recommends skills maintenance be conducted every 2 years to ensure ongoing competence and capability in alignment with industry expectations.
Authority / Regulator
Nationally Recognised Training is regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), which is the national regulator for Australia’s vocational education and training sector.