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22 January 2014, 02:58 pm
Last Call For 2014 Workshop For Course Providers Of ISAF Offshore Personal Safety Course
Hard at work at the RNLI Training Pool
Hard at work at the RNLI Training Pool

ISAF Offshore Personal Safety Course
Poole, Great Britain

Leading instructors and National Training managers are asked to formally register together with their MNA endorsement by the end of the month to the ISAF Offshore Personal Safety Course set to be held in Poole, Great Britain from 11-13 March 2014.
Sea survival training is an important element of national yacht cruising and racing schemes. With interest high ISAF is keen to maximise the number of nations attending the workshop which is aimed at supporting Member National Authorities in delivering the ISAF Offshore Personal Safety Course.

The workshop will include presentations, discussions and practical sessions which will include the use of the RNLI training pool equipped with both wave & weather simulation. Presenters include experienced training instructors, industry professionals, manufacturers and search and rescue providers.

This workshop is for national training managers or leading instructor trainers and attendances must be endorsed by their ISAF Member National Authority. The RNLI Training College is based in Poole, Dorset in Great Britain.

Henry Thorpe, ISAF Technical Co-ordinator, commented, "This is the first time ISAF have run a course devoted to delivery of the training required by the Offshore Special Regulations.

"This will be an ideal opportunity to work with our members, share ideas and resources and to see how we can assist in the future. The recent publication of the 'ISAF Guide to Offshore Personal Safety' is a great example of this.

"The world class facilities at the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) will also enhance the workshop allowing a number of practical sessions. And we are keen to get as many nations along as possible."

In addition ISAF wants to encourage MNAs to establish Offshore Personal Safety courses in their country and therefore ISAF is also looking at the possibility for Instructor Training on a regional basis.

Contact Henry Thorpe at the ISAF Secretariat to register interest in the workshop and/or the Instructor Training Seminar and for details about attendance and accommodation costs.
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