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Offshore Lifeboat Coxswain Initial Training

1.Target Group
This course is aimed at those personnel who are appointed in the specialist role of Lifeboat Coxswain for offshore installations & vessels.

2.Delegate Pre-requisites
To be familiar with offshore operations & hold the T-BOSIET/T-FOET.

3.Physical and Stressful Demands
This course is 70% practical based. The delegates must be physically & mentally capable of participating fully for the entire duration of the course.
Therefore, to ensure that prior to participating in practical exercises, the delegates will berequired to undergo medical screening by completing appropriate
medical screening from provided by QISC. Some examples of tasks required to be carried out are listed below:
 Manual winching operation of a lifeboat Davit.
 Ability to co-ordinate the launch and supervision of all personnel in the coxswain’s lifeboat during an emergency.
 Ability to follow basic sea navigation skills such as coordinating directional compass bearings with search & rescue crews.
 Acting as lifeboat crew to assist in vessel towing & rope work.

4.Aims and Objectives
To become competent in the launching, controlling, navigation, rescue & recovery of offshore lifeboats (TEMPSC).

5.Learning Outcomes / Assessment Criteria
The below list shows the criteria on what the delegates will be assessed against.
1. Understand the Roles and Responsibilities of a Coxswain, crew & preparedness for emergencies offshore.
2. Maintain Boat’s readiness, including removal of mechanical restraints, internal & external inspections.
3. Maintain Boat’s equipment, frequency of maintenance schedules & what PPE is required during lifeboat operations.
4. The overall emergency response arrangements & methodology of offshore installations.
5. Techniques on controlling lifeboat personnel during emergencies & passenger briefings.
6. Understand Lifejackets / Buoyancy and factors to consider prior to donning.
7. Reactions to a Man-overboard situations.
8. Launch & Recovery procedures of the TEMPSC lifeboat & davit, use of the davit brake from TEMPSC internal & external manual lower.
9. Avoiding offshore TEMPSC launching accidents & common faults.
10.The solutions for common TEMPSC launching errors including those caused by poor sea state & passenger boarding.
11.Ensuring permission to board & launch is obtained & checking the launch area is clear.
12.Tertiary means of escape from muster point in case of boat failure or TEMPSC being out of commission due to maintenance.
13.Overview of the on/offload TEMPSC davit system, correct method of maintaining balance/trim of the boat during a launch to maintain stability.
14.How to correctly release from the fall wires & leave the area.
15.Compass Steering skills & following bearings for escape vectors & direction from SAR.
16.Leaving the platform on a safe escape vector, identifying & navigation to the rescue location.
17.Communication techniques, correct radio messaging for lifeboat coxswains & overview of the DSC (Digital Selective Calling).
18.Use Rescue Equipment located within the TEMPSC
19.TEMPSC auto re-righting capabilities if the hatches are closed.
20.Use of the TEMPSC Deluge system.
21.Casualty Handling Knowledge.
22.Render First Aid including CPR locations within the TEMPSC.
23.Engine Failure procedures, use of manual & electric start (including use of a sea anchor).
24.Emergency steering methods.
25.Vessel Towing procedures.
26.Pacing with other vessels.
27.Personnel transfer skills & knowledge to operate with a Fast Rescue Craft.
28.Operations for rescue with ERRV
29.Helicopter Rescue Skills for rescue from a TEMPSC.
30.Boat Handling Skills, including identification of sea state & methods of maintaining safety.
31.Ability to perform required lifeboat crew tasks & roles.

6.Delegate Performance Assessment / Certification / Validity
Performance Assessment: The course will be assessed via a written assessment & direct observation by the instructor/assessor on the delegates practica
l skills.

Certification & Validity: The delegates on successful completion of the course will be sent a QISC certificate that will remain valid for 2 years in line with
offshore guidance for specialist training.

7.Instructor & Delegate Ratio
Maximum of six delegates can be supervised by one instructor at one time for both theory and practical.
The course has a maximum of 6 delegates to ensure safety during the course.
Minimum of 4 delegates required for a course to run.

8.Duration and Timing
3 Days

9.Venue [-Location ]
Day 1 will be conducted at QISC’s training centre in Doha.
Day 2 & 3 will be conducted at Al-Khor.
For Days 2 & 3 a bus will be arranged by QISC for delegate transfer from Doha to Al-Khor where required.

10. For more information
Please contact us direct for availability & costs:
Email: training@madinagulf.com
Tel: +974 4450 1223
Fax: +974 4450 1220
www.qisc.net / www.madinagulf.com