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Offshore Lifeboat Coxswain with Supplementary Fall Training (OPITO Approved)

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    4 Days

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Offshore Lifeboat Coxswain with Supplementary Fall Training (OPITO Approved)


During the course delegates will learn and demonstrate to a level of competence all aspects of preparation, launching, maneuvering and retrieval of a free fall lifeboat.

Target Group

This OPITO approved course is designed for personnel designated as lifeboat coxswains on offshore installations equipped with a free fall lifeboat.


All delegates must be in possession of a valid medical certificate and a valid BOSIET (ER1P) certificate.



Course Contents

Coxswains Role and Responsibilities

Maintaining Operational Readiness

General Arrangements of Free Fall Lifeboats

Hook Release Systems

Preparation of Free Fall Lifeboat for Launching

Mustering and Self-Preparedness

Passenger Boarding Procedures

Launching Checks before Launching

Launching of Free Fall Lifeboat

Moving Clear of Installation or Vessel

Retrieval and Stowage of Lifeboat

Free Fall Lifeboat Drills and Exercises