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NEW COURSES COMING UP
2. New Course Available for New Entrants Joining The Fishing Industry
NOW IN ABEYANCE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
A three-day fishing course for new entrants allowing you to work on a vessel for up to three months to
experience time at sea before continuing to do further training as required by law if you wish to stay in the
industry. This will also allow you to find a job to see if you like it.
What is commercial fishing?
What do I need to get started on board a fishing vessel?
First day at work i.e. clothing and what should I bring with me?
Good housekeeping, safe environment onboard
Looking after you catch food and hygiene
Familiarisation in what to do in an emergency
Practical on radio, how to use a radio, emergency procedures and position reporting
What is a PLB and how to use it
What do l do if the skipper falls overboard!
Practical on manual handling the catch
First aid regarding knife cuts and hooks
How to use a knife and sharpen safely
Introduction on safety equipment, how to use it and where to find it
Drills, monthly checklists
Practical on measuring fish and shell fish to be in the law regarding size and catch
Who is the MMO/IFCA/MCA/Seafish
Being on watch and what to do to avoid a collision
Practical on man overboard and using a bowline to tie the vessel up, anchor drill
Tides and weather, how it affects your vessel
Safety check lists
Give us a job (Where to look)
Sea survival/PST course, theory in classroom in morning and pool session in afternoon
Ongoing training that’s available including the 15-day course and what courses are required by law to work in fishing industry
Care and maintenance of lifejackets PFD
On completion of the course you will receive a Sea Survival certificate which will allow you to work in the
industry for up to three months whilst you are completing the other mandatory safety courses in first aid,
health & safety and firefighting.
The cost of the course is subsidised by the Southern FLAG.