Health & Safety

Fishermen who joined a UK fishing vessel for the first time after 1 January 2005 and before to 1 June 2014 and did not undertake the UK Basic Health and Safety course do not have to complete this course provided that they:
         a) have completed the UK Safety Awareness and Risk Assessment course
             and
         b) can demonstrate the date of joining a UK vessel prior to 2014 to the satisfaction of an MCA surveyor.


Fishermen who joined a UK fishing vessel for the first time after 1 June 2014 and did not undertake the UK Basic Health and Safety course must complete this course within a time specified by an MCA surveyor. This applies regardless of whether the fishermen holds the Safety Awareness and Risk Assessment Course.

One day course for basic Health & Safety knowledge.

Course content - Basic knowledge regarding fishing techniques on board. Health & Safety awareness and boat terminology. Crew responsibilities. MCA legal requirements regarding certification.