Dockside Water Safety and Emergency Response

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Certificate Awarded

Certificate of Participation


Participants must be 16 years of age
Marine Institute Approved Medical Clearance

Course Description

This is a safety awareness and person overboard emergency response course for persons who work at or on Canadian government regulated docks or wharves in Newfoundland. It is intended to introduce the participants to the hazards involved with working on docks in Newfoundland, the safety features that should be in place there, and techniques for recovering oneself or another from the water after accidentally falling overboard.

Course Outline

1.0 Introduction and Safety
2.0 Regulatory Requirements
3.0 Cold Water Immersion
4.0 Personal Buoyancy Equipment
5.0 Rescue Equipment
6.0 Rescue Techniques
7.0 Post Rescue Procedures
8.0 Pre-Planning and Drills

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Minimum class sizes are required to deliver courses, should these minimums not be achieved classes could be postponed or rescheduled.