Elements of Shipboard Safety or more commonly known as ESS.
Elements of Shipboard Safety (ESS) is the first sea safety certificate to work on commercial vessels located in Australia. These four subjects are also prerequisites for all commercial qualifications up to (and including) Master Class 4. Any crew on/or pursuing a maritime career on commercial vessels will be required to complete this course within 6 months of working onboard a commercial vessel in Australia.
During classroom workshops and practical demonstrations this course will aim to develop an awareness of:
- workplace health and safety issues in the maritime industry
- an ability to cope efficiently and effectively with emergency situations on board
- practical training in the use of life-jackets and life-rafts,
- fire fighting
- flare activation
This course could offer you the opportunity of securing a Deckhand on commercial fishing / trading vessels and/or entrance into traineeships. This qualification could lead to other career opportunities within the Maritime Industry as a Master, Coxswain or a Marine Engine Driver on commercial ships.
The ESS course is delivered over 2 days.
Requirements for the days of training are the following:
- Boots/covered in shoes (Day 1 & 2)
- Sun protection (Day 1 & 2)
- Swimmers (Day 1)
- Towel (Day 1)
- Long sleeved shirt & trousers (Day 1 & 2)
- Change of clothes (Day 1)
To complete the practical assessments throughout the course you will be required to swim, extinguish fires, visit a commercially registered vessel and activate a hand held flare. Please let us know if you have any issues with any of these practical components of the course.
Course Structure – Class Times – 8.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
(Please be on time, as class will start at 8.00 a.m.)