Personal Survival Techniques (STCW A-VI/1-1)

Personal Survival Techniques (PST)

Personal Survival Techniques is an STCW Basic Training module providing essential basic knowledge of survival techniques.

About the course

The Personal Survival Techniques course includes both theoretical and practical sessions, investigating causes of distress, knowledge and use of equipment, launch and recovery of life rafts, preparation for survival, personal survival skills and use of search and rescue organisations.

Certification is required to be updated every five years from the date of issue

Do I need to be a confident swimmer?

Exercises are carefully supervised by qualified staff and can be undertaken by non-swimmers.

Assessment

You must be able to swim both with and without a life jacket.

What’s included

  • Duration – 1 day
  • Inclusive of lunch
Notes:

Please remember to bring a swimming costume and some comfy clothes. This course contains some exercises that are physically demanding. Any candidate unsure of their fitness for such activities should consult their doctor.

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