Seafish Safety Awareness
This course is mandatory for all experienced fishermen with a minimum of six months fishing experience, and covers aspects of how accidents happen, with guidelines on how to prevent them and how to minimise damage and injury when they do happen. Guidance on risk assessment is also included which may help with insurance applications and claims.
In addition to the four courses required to be completed by new entrants to the industry, all experienced fishermen must complete a Safety Awareness course.
Seafish on behalf of the MCA will issue a course certificate to those who complete the course successfully.
Upon completion of this course, experienced fishermen are recommended to apply to Seafish for an Experienced Fisherman photo identification card verifying their compliance with this requirement.
- You should have a genuine interest in this subject
Risk assessment and risk reduction
Using M-Notices to locate guidance
Legal principles and requirements
The improvement of safety on board fishing vessels and the dangers associated with fishing
Please choose your preferred study option below (subject to change).
This course costs: £120.00
If the amount shown is more than £0.00 and you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.
This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable to the course).
You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.
To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.
"When you start out as a Fisher you're looking between 2-4% of the total catch which is how we get paid off the top of the catch but 2-4% could be £300 a week, or it could be £1500 a week. It varies completely but I've never been to sea for less than £150 a day."Laurence Gilson