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Free-fall Lifeboats Training

30 minutes
Health & Safety, Emergency Response
£25.00 exc. local taxes
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Further Information - Free-fall Lifeboats Training


Who is this course for?

All members of the crew and personnel employed on a vessel with free-fall lifeboats.

Is previous experience required?

No experience is necessary to complete this course.

How will this course benefit me?

This course aims to give learners an awareness of free-fall lifeboat operations, including how the equipment is operated correctly and safely and maintained.

How will this course benefit my company?

​The course aims to ensure that learners are following best practice as detailed in national/international legislation and company procedures.

What standards are referred to in this course?

• International Safety Management (ISM) Code – safety and pollution prevention, emergency procedures including use of the Rescue Boat

• The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)

• The International Life-Saving Appliance (LSA) Code

• International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW)

• Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation (OPITO)

Is there an assessment?


Learning Objectives

• Give an overview of the regulatory and legislative controls relating to free-fall lifeboats

• Describe the purpose of a free-fall lifeboat

• Identify the design characteristics of the free-fall lifeboat

• Describe the training requirements for operating free-fall lifeboats

• Explain the importance of drills and onboard familiarisation

• Give an overview of personnel responsibilities

• Explain how a free-fall lifeboat can be safely and effectively recovered

• Explain how maintenance, examination and testing are carried out

• Explain the necessary safety measures and risk assessments for free-fall lifeboat inspection and maintenance on board


Exam in the e-learning course

System Requirements

• Internet access - users will need a device with a web browser and internet connection

• System - runs on computers, tablets and mobile devices using Windows 7 and above and MAC OS devices running IOS 11 and above

• Browsers - Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari

• Minimum browser size - none

• Audio - requires device speaker or headphones