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About this course

Following the government’s guidance, from 4 April we will not be requiring delegates to undertake any testing before attending their course. However, it is strongly recommended that face coverings are worn when in enclosed spaces and where social distancing is not possible. There may also be some courses which still require additional PPE - this will be provided as appropriate.

While the requirement for testing has been relaxed, we ask that students/delegates only attend their course if they are fully well to do so - this is to ensure that fellow students/delegates and staff are protected and courses can continue to run.

If you have any issues or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us by email at

This half-day course is required for all crew with a duty to assist passengers in emergency situations on board ships.  

The course provides underpinning knowledge for dealing with crowds in emergencies; rules of crowd management, including mustering procedures; and factors affecting human behaviour in emergencies; as well as awareness of life-saving appliance and control plans. 

What you'll learn

At the end of your training you should:

  • be aware of shipboard lifesaving appliance and control plans,
  • be able to assist passengers en route to muster and embarkation stations, and
  • be able to carry out mustering procedures.

Please see our Covid-19 statement and guidance for those attending maritime training and certification courses and exams at Warsash Maritime School and Solent University.

This course is delivered in person at our East Park Terrace Campus. There is an online delivery available - please see the course page for information and booking links.

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Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course.

Online bookings will be confirmed with joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment should be received in the normal way.

Please ensure that you follow the booking process and do not enter payment details more than once, unless you are booking more than one course. If you experience any issues, please email

Admissions Team

Normal office hours are (UK time):

08.30 - 17.00 Monday to Thursday
08.30 - 16.30 Friday