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Lifeboat Operator – Single Davit, Twin Davit, Free Fall & Swing Arm

PMAWHS312 Command the operation of survival craft

This course is designed for those who are charged with the responsibility of operating the Lifeboat. Lifeboat operator training can be undertaken in either: Free Fall Lifeboat, Twin Davit Lifeboat, Single Davit Lifeboat or Swing Arm Lifeboat.

  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Dates: See below
  • Location: Fremantle
Price: Corporate course on request See IFAP Member Prices

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This course aims to provide participants with the knowledge, skills and confidence to safely launch, operate and recover the lifeboat using the systems and procedures appropriate to the particular craft. It also aims to provide knowledge of Muster Checker and Bowman duties.

*IFAP does not require a prospective learner to prepay fees in excess of a total of $1500 for Nationally Recognised Training

This is a corporate course run on request.

Please email bookings@ifap.asn.au or phone 1300 432 700 to enquire about dates and fees for this course.

On completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Control muster
  • Conduct organised deployment of lifeboat (Totally Enclosed Motor Powered Survival Craft)
  • Provided leadership in lifeboat deployment and welfare of personnel
  • Control hazards
  • Respond to problems


Successful completion of the assessment requirements will provide participants with a statement of attainment for PMAWHS312 Command the operation of survival craft.

Participants must be fit to undertake the physical components of the training and will be asked to sign a medical declaration upon registration.

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