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
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.