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Training at Ocean Safety

Marine Safety equipment is becoming more and more technical in the way it is used, interacts with you and your crew and also how it helps others help you when you really need it.

Ocean Safety run a range of comprehensive training course which include:

  • Safety awareness courses
  • Yacht club talks
  • Company service courses
  • External service courses
  • Product awareness
  • Service centre training
  • Staff training

So what is a Safety Awareness Course?

Whilst having the required Safety Equipment is vital to fulfil the various regulatory bodies requirements, it is more important that you and your crews know how to use it, how it will benefit you and also how you are able to make the equipment work best for you and your crew on your particular vessel.

Ocean Safety run a number of specifically tailored Safety Awareness Courses which aim to allow owners/crews/families to look at different types of safety equipment and discuss how they will operate within the specific crews and what implications a particular type of vessel might have on how the equipment can be used.

How long does it take and what does it cover?

The courses generally take up to 4 hours during which each group of people will be able to look at their specific kit or kit to a similar specification, this can include your lifejackets, (How many people know where the lifejackets are onboard but have never tried them on let alone felt what it is like to fire a Gas Inflation Lifejacket?), Liferafts, Epirbs etc etc. We can let all your crew get inside either your own Liferaft (this will require a full service once opened) or we can provide a similar specification raft, you can see the limitations of the kit that is inside your raft so you can be more confident in deciding what you might want to put in a Grab Bag.

An important part of the course is the ability to 'discuss' how you might carry out an emergency action onboard and look at the different scenarios that might happen onboard your own vessel - If you are a family sailing together have you ever thought how 'Mum and the Kids' might rescue 'Dad' if he has gone overboard? The way those left onboard will be able to use the equipment might be different.

Additional sessions can be added on to an Awareness Course which can include:-

  • A Pool Session so you can all familiarise yourselves with the use of lifejackets and liferafts in a pool environment, including different swimming techniques, liferaft survival techniques etc. 
  • Medical Discussion - This includes a medical course to discuss what medical kit requirements you might have for a particular voyage through to an in depth look at different 1st Aid techniques that can be used when offshore.

Ocean Safety has an unrivalled amount of experience when looking at the use and specification of different Safety Equipment, we tailor each course to the individuals needs and where necessary are able to bring industry specialists into a course to ensure that individuals needs fulfilled.

What next?

To discuss all your training requirements please contact Steve Bockett at Ocean Safety in Southampton, Email: or complete the form below:

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  • Newlyn Liferaft Race 2017

    Date: 28th August 2017
    Location: Newlyn Fish Festival, Newlyn Harbour, Newlyn, Cornwall, TR18 5HW
    Ocean Safety and Newline Chandlery have come together to sponsor the very first liferaft race at the Newlyn Fish Festival - in fact, this will be the first liferaft race in the UK so you don't want to miss it! 
    The race is open to anyone from a pub team to colleagues to families. As long as you can get a team of four together, and fill out the form, you can take part. Fancy dress is encouraged but optional, and prizes will be announced closer to the race for the overall winners and the best dressed team.
  • Southampton Boat Show

    Date: 15th-24th September 2017

    SBS 2017 LOGO AND DATE CMYKLocation: Southampton UK

    Stand: J272


    Southampton Boat Show is one of the largest on-water boat shows in Europe and the biggest of its type in the UK. The show is expected to attract over 110,000 visitors hoping to grab a bargain and enjoy a day out on the marina.
    Visit stand J272 for the Marine Safety experts, Ocean Safety to discuss anything related to lifejackets, liferafts, rescue beacons and other safety equipment. Typhoon International will be sharing the stand and showcasing their range of technically excellent wetsuits and drysuits. 
    If you wish to buy any Ocean Safety product at the show, please visit retailers Marine Superstore (Stand #F008), You Boat (Stand #B006) and Force 4 Chandlery (Stand #B017/#J227)
    Don't miss the opportunity to have a discussion with our safety experts regarding your safety equipment to ensure your kit is up to scratch.


    Brands: Ocean Safety, Challenger, Typhoon, Seafire, 3Si Guardian



    Date: 14th - 16th NovemberMETS 2017 logo 220 wide
    Location: RAI Amsterdam, Europaplein, 1078 GZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Stand: 03.310
    METSTRADE Show is the world's biggest B2B leisure marine equipment show with 15,000+ visitors expected this year. The Dutch show is the perfect opportunity for our international customers to discuss anything with us whether it be related to sales, servicing, hiring or training. Please do visit our stand at any time or speak to your Ocean Safety contact to arrange a time for a meeting.
    Ocean Safety has for many years been leading innovators of marine safety products and has recently become part of the much larger 3Si group. At this year’s METS exhibition we are very pleased to be exhibiting as part of a group, showcasing a wide range of new and exciting products and capabilities that keep us at the forefront of marine safety.
    Brands: Ocean Safety, Challenger, Typhoon, 3Si Guardian, KRU, Jonbuoy, NeilPryde, Ocean ISO
  • London Boat Show

    Date: 10th - 14th January 2018London Boat Show 2018
    Location: ExCel Exhibition Centre, London, UK
    Stand: TBC
    London Boat Show is a large show featuring a wide range of boats, boating equipment and clothing with interactive sections and feature attractions devoted to boating. New to this year's boat show are the new Boating & Watersports Holiday Show and Bespoke London. 
    Ocean Safety will have a team of safety experts on hand throughout the 10-day show, to advise on all areas of personal and onboard safety equipment, servicing and hire. The Kru lifejacket range will be on sale at the show and exhibited alongside the Ocean Safety liferafts, Jonbuoy range and Ocean Signal electronics.
  • Boot Dusseldorf (Dusseldorf International Boat Show)

    Date: 20th - 28th January 2018Dusseldorf logo
    Location: Messe Dusseldorf, 40474 Dusseldorf, Germany
    Stand: TBC
    Boot Dusseldorf (Dusseldorf International Boat Show) is one of the world's premier boat shows. With around 1,600 exhibitors from over 50 countries, Boot Dusseldorf is considered a benchmark for the International boat and water sports industry. 
    Ocean Safety has been supplying and servicing safety equipment to leisure users across Europe for many years and is proudly supported by a dedicated worldwide network of suppliers and distributors.
    At the show Ocean Safety will showcasing a wide range of safety equipment including the new KRU Elite 195 and Sport 185 lifejackets, liferafts and man overboard equipment and will have a full team of safety experts ready to offer advice and guidance on all areas of personal and onboard safety equipment.

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