Safety Awareness and Risk Assessment
The Safety Awareness course is a mandatory requirement for all fishermen with 2 or more years of experience regardless of other qualifications held.
This course covers the day to day practical safety issues on board commercial fishing boats, reinforcing the knowledge needed and action to be taken in certain critical situations.
Pre- Course Requirements
To attend this course all candidates must be over 18, already hold the Seafish Basic Health and Safety Certificate and have at least two years of fishing experience.
This Seafish safety awareness training covers the improvement of safety on board fishing vessels and the dangers associated with fishing, including;
- Legal principles and requirements
- Using M-Notices to locate guidance
- Identifying hazards
- Risk assessment and risk reduction
The course consists of lectures, films , demonstrations and practical sessions.
Assessment and Certification
Candidates are assessed throughout the course.
Successful candidates will be awarded the Seafish Authority Basic Safety Awareness certificate