Lead Forensics

Personal Survival Techniques (STCW)

Course Info

Duration : 1 Day(s)

Approval: MCA


Personal Survival Techniques is a mandatory minimum requirement for familiarisation and basic safety training and instruction for all seafarers. 

Before being assigned to shipboard duties, all persons employed or engaged on a seagoing ship, other than passengers, should receive approved familiarisation training in Personal Survival Techniques to be able to survive at sea in the event of ship abandonment.

This course is STCW MCA Approved and is conducted in accordance with their training standards.  During this course delegates will undertake practical training in the use of life jackets and inflatable life rafts.

This course is part of the mandatory Basic Safety Training Week which also includes:-

  • Basic Firefighting & Fire Prevention
  • Elementary First Aid
  • Personal Safety & Social Responsibility

Certificates are issued to delegates upon successful completion of the course.  Certificates are valid for 5 years.


Minimum age of 16 years


£150.00 Excl vat. Price includes 2 course lunch (hot or cold)/Refreshments throughout the course/Tuition/Certificate. 

Course Venue:

The course will be held at HOTA Malmo Road Site Facility in Hull HU7 0YF


Registration at 0815 hrs.  The course will commence at 0845 hrs prompt.  The course will finish at approximately 1700 hrs.

Photo ID:

You must bring with you one of the following forms of photographic ID

  • Passport
  • Discharge Book (or equivalently National document recording a person's sea service)
  • Government Issued National ID Card

Delegates who are unable to present one of the above forms of ID at course registration will be unable to commence their training.  This is a request enforced by the MCA


The course is physically demanding and includes a large amount of practical training; delegates required to participate in all elemets of training.  Delegates will be asked at registration to sign a declaration, of good health and fitness.


Soap & towel, swim wear and clothing suitable to be worn under a survival suit (ie thin tracksuit bottoms, t-shirt etc).


Special Notes:

Facilities include:

Free on-site parking at all sites/free WIFI at all sites/Option to purchase breakfast sandwiches each morning (Malmo Road Site only)

For Joining Instructions: 

Please contact HOTA direct on 01482 820567



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