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SOLAS Safety Radio Training

60 minutes
Engineering & Technology, Navigation & Communication
£37.50 exc. local taxes
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Further Information - SOLAS Safety Radio Training


Who is the course for?

All Deck Officers who are required to operate the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).

Is previous experience required?

No previous experience is required to complete this course.

How will the course benefit me?

This course will give learners an awareness of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).

How will the course benefit my company?

The course will ensure that learners are following best practice when using the GMDSS as detailed in national/international legislation.

What standards are referenced in the course?

The International Maritime Organization (IMO)

The Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention

The International Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue (IAMSAR) Manual

The International Code of Signals

Is there an assessment?


Learning Objectives

• LO1 Describe the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS)

• LO2 Describe the functional requirements of the GMDSS

• LO3 Describe the different types of radio waves that allow the transmission of GMDSS communications

• LO4 Identify GMDSS equipment that is required on board

• LO5 Identify the radio requirements for each sea area

• LO6 Give an overview of SOLAS requirements on GMDSS using vessels

• LO7 Describe the process of sending a distress signal via radio communication

• LO8 Explain how and when testing should be carried out on GMDSS equipment

• LO9 Explain the importance of good protocol when communicating through radio


Exam in 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