Content & Objectives
By the end of the course participants will be able to
Take charge of a fast rescue boat (FRB) during and after launch
Understand the construction and outfit of FRBs and individual items of their equipment
Know the particular characteristics and facilities of FRBs
Understand safety precautions during launch and recovery of an FRB
Know the procedures for righting a capsized FRB
Be able to handle an FRB in prevailing and adverse weather and sea conditions
Understand navigational and safety equipment available in an FRB
Search patterns and environmental factors affecting their execution
Assessment of the readiness of FRBs and related equipment for immediate use
Knowledge of the maintenance, emergency repair, normal inflation and deflation of buoyancy compartment of inflated FRBs
Operate an FRB engine, including methods of starting and operating an FRB engine and its accessories.
Please note that some of our specialist courses, like this one, require a minimum number of delegates to go ahead. If we do not have the required number of people booked, we will notify you at least 10 days prior to the start date of the course and refund your deposit payment.
The course comprises hands-on practical use of FRBs and participation in physically demanding in-water scenarios in and around the Solent waters.The crew's competence is assessed through their active participation during the practical sessions and theory sessions that are taught in the classroom.
Candidates must also take a final written examination which has a pass mark of 80%.