EASTERN SEAFISH TRAINING ASSOCIATION


All Commercial Fishermen must complete the following mandatory training courses:

  1. Sea Survival before going to sea on a registered commercial fishing vessel;

  2. Fire Fighting, First Aid and Basic Health and Safety within 3 months of starting work on a registered commercial fishing vessel;

  3. Safety Awareness within 2 years of starting work on a registered commercial fishing vessel

SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS OF COURSES

COSTS
There is currently NO FUNDING available for New Entrants. Current Fees (payable in advance) are:
Sea Survival £140
First Aid £100
Fire Fighting £120
Basic Health and Safety £100
Safety Awareness/Risk Assessment £100
All fees are payable when booking the places.

NEW FUNDING IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR TRAINING

We have funding available to enable Commercial Fishermen who have already taken the mandatory courses more than 3 years ago to refresh these by retaking the courses. We are encouraging all commercial fishermen to take advantage of this funding and take the newly revised courses. Many of you took the courses in 1988/1989 at Lowestoft College, how much do you remember and how many of the techniques have been revised since you took the courses?

The funding is also available for any other courses which could improve the safety of fishermen at sea, up to a maximum of £1500 per fishermen.

If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity please contact Clive Monk asap and we will try and organise courses locally to you wherever possible.

Details of courses:

Sea Survival
This course must be completed prior to going to sea.
Objectives
1. Understand the principles of sea survival
2. Understand the correct application and usage of sea survival equipment
3. Have developed practical survival skills.

Basic Health and Safety for New Entrants
All New Entrants to commercial fishing must complete this course within 3 months of starting work on a commercial fishing vessel.
Objectives
1. Introduce basic terminology associated with work in the fishing industry.
2. Introduce personal roles and responsibilities.
3. Introduce the dangers and associated safe methods of work.

First Aid
All fishermen must complete this course
Objectives
1. Be able to apply effective first aid
2. Be able to perform effective CPR
3. Be able to recognise life threatening conditions
4. Know how to call for appropriate assistance

Fire Fighting
All fishermen must complete this course within 3 months of starting work on a commercial fishing vessel.
Objectives
1. Understand the principles of fire fighting
2. Understand how to use basic fire fighting equipment
3. Have developed the practical skills needed to successfully operate basic fire fighting equipment.

Safety Awareness/Risk Assessment
All Fishermen should complete this course within 2 years of starting work on a commercial fishing vessel.

Free vessel Safety Folders and Damage Control Kits will be issued on the course (one per vessel)
Objectives
1. To remind participants of the dangers associated with fishing.
2. To stimulate an interest in safety.
3. To provide practical tips on maintaining and improving safety.
4. To provide participants with contacts for further information regarding safety.

COSTS
There is currently NO FUNDING available for New Entrants. Experienced fishermen can apply for funding for refresher training.

All fees are payable when booking the places

COURSE DATES AND COSTS:

Sea Survival £140 Per Person

Next courses: 21 April 2016, Stratton Strawless, Norwich

Elementary First Aid £100 per Person

Next courses: May 2016 dates and venues tba

Fire Fighting and Prevention £120 per Person

Next courses : 7 April 2016, West Lynn

Safety Awareness/ Risk Assessment £100 per Person

Next courses:May/June 2016, dates and venues tba

Basic Health and Safety (New Entrants) £100 per Person

Next course: 13 April 2016, Boston



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