This 2-day course will provide participants the necessary skills to operate as a fire watch in the marine environment, including the understanding of a hot work permit. Participants will receive hands on fire extinguisher training, enabling them to extinguish incipient stage fires and protect exposures with hose lines. Participants will gain knowledge of the hazards of ship fires, and the skills necessary to identify and recognize hazardous substances in the marine environment. Participants will perform a site safety inspection in a shipyard that will provide an opportunity for them to experience the complexity of work in a shipyard.
Following completion of the course, participants will have awareness of:
- Fire watch
- Fire Extinguisher Training
- Hazardous materials in the shipyard
- Hazard of Ship/Vessel fires
- Emergency priorities: Life Safety, Property Conservation and Environmental Conservation
- Hazards of flammable and toxic materials
- Resources available in emergencies
- Site inspection
This program qualifies for the StrongerBC future skills grant, which provides funding of up to $3500 per person for short-term skills training. Please visit the ProSIT StrongerBC page to confirm your eligibility and to learn how to apply.
Supported by the Province of British Columbia