Boatmaster’s Fire Safety

About This Course

The Boatmaster’s Fire Safety course is aimed at skippers and crew of small vessels and is suitable for fishermen, boatmasters, inshore ferry operators and pilot vessels.

The course aims to provide candidates with the knowledge of how a fire starts onboard and how to prevent it and ensure they are confident in the procedures to follow in the event of a fire.

What We Cover

The Boatmaster’s Fire Safety course is delivered using a combination of classroom sessions and practical sessions (using a variety of extinguishers and fire blankets) to consolidate the skills and procedures taught.

The course covers:

  • Understanding of how a fire starts and spreads
  • Understanding the cause of explosions
  • Actions to be taken on the discovery of a fire or on hearing the alarm
  • Fire-fighting systems onboard
  • The different types and correct use of extinguishers
  • Correct measures for casualty search, rescue and recovery

Assessment & Certification

Candidates are continually assessed throughout the course. Additionally, there is a practical assessment in the use of firefighting equipment and a multiple-choice exam which are taken at the end of the course.

Successful candidates will be awarded the MCA Boatmaster’s Fire Safety certificate.

Course Information

Course Dates

Please see the bottom of this block for current dates or phone us on  01752 770589.


Course Duration

1 Day

Course Cost

£120 (Inc. VAT)


Pre-Course Requirements

Candidates must be over 16.





Crownhill Fort Plymouth

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