Basic Health & Safety
The Basic Health and Safety course aims to provide new entrants to the commercial fishing industry the knowledge and skills required to work safely on board a commercial fishing vessel.
It is a mandatory requirement for everyone before working on a commercial fishing vessel.
The course includes an understanding of the language used in the industry, individual roles and responsibilities, the dangers of the job and which skills are required to operate safely on board.
2 Years after completing this course, all candidates must then attend the Seafish Safety Awareness and Risk Assessment course. Both of these courses are a legal requirement to work in the Commercial Fishing Industry.
Pre- Course Requirements
Candidates must be over 16.
The course covers basic health and safety issues and safety practices in a dangerous working environment.
Topics also include safety equipment/clothing and guidelines on accident prevention. Understanding orders and on board communications.
The course consists of lectures, films and demonstrations.
Assessment and Certification
Candidates are assessed throughout the course and sit a multiple choice paper in the final session.
Successful candidates are awarded the Seafish Authority Basic Health and Safety Certificate