Syllabus for Ancillary Safety Training

BOATMASTER’S LICENCE SYLLABUSES FOR ANCILLARY SAFETY TRAINING (BML - Ancillary Safety Courses Rev RB 19-01-06)

MCA approved Training Course

Personal Survival/Water Safety

a) Demonstrates an awareness of safe practices and accident prevention in order to minimise risks including

  • the types of emergency situations which may occur, such as collisions, fire, grounding and man overboard
  • the need to adhere to the principles of survival

b) Identifies the types of life saving appliances normally carried on inland waterways vessels for the relevant areas of operation including lifebuoys, lifejackets/vests, lines

c) Describes the correct utilisation of appliances to aid another crew member, or self in the water

d) Demonstrates a knowledge of effects of immersion in water including hypothermia and how to treat affected persons

e) Demonstrates a knowledge of recovery procedures in man-overboard situations

 

Additional elements for categories C and D, and adjacent coastal sea

a) Demonstrates a knowledge of types of lifejackets likely to be carried on board including the donning and use of lifejackets

b) Demonstrates an awareness of the types of life rafts likely to be carried and encountered on board including

  • Stowage and deployment
  • Maintenance and servicing requirements
  • Hydrostatic release units
  • Distress signals
  • helicopter strop
  • portable radio equipment or set (if any)

MCA approved Training Course

Fire Safety

a) Demonstrates a knowledge of the theory of combustion

b) Demonstrates a knowledge of types and sources of ignition likely to be encountered on vessels including

  • classification of fires (A, S, C and D)
  • correct extinguishing equipment and methods for each type

c) Demonstrates an awareness of flammable materials, fire hazards and the spread of fire on board including

  • The knowledge of best practice precautions arid the need for vigilance

d) Demonstrates a knowledge of correct sequence for fire detection and raising the alarm ("FIRE"): find, inform, restrict and extinguish

e) Demonstrates a knowledge of types of extinguishers including

  • Water
  • Dry powder
  • Foam
  • C02
  • Fire blanket

f) Describes how to extinguish fire including practical demonstration of the use of extinguishers

g) Demonstrates a knowledge of correct location of fire-fighting equipment on a vessel

 

Additional elements for categories C and D, and adjacent coastal sea

a) Demonstrates an awareness of types and use of fixed fire fighting installations on large vessels

First Aid

a) Demonstrates an awareness of body structure and functions

b) Demonstrates a knowledge of the measures to be taken in cases of emergency, including

  • How to position a casualty
  • How to apply resuscitation techniques and maintain clear airway
  • How to control bleeding
  • How to apply appropriate measures of basic shock management

c) Describes the appropriate measures in the event of burns and scalds including accidents caused by electric current

d) Describes how to improvise bandages and use materials in emergency kit

e) Demonstrates how to raise the alarm efficiently and effectively for accidents or medical emergencies in different situations

 

Additional elements for categories C and D, and adjacent coastal sea

a) Describes how to rescue and transport casualty (e.g. use of stretchers for Class VI vessels)

b) Demonstrates how to identify promptly the probable cause, nature and extent of any injuries

c) Demonstrates awareness of ‘Category C’ medical stores, and when they should be carried