Crew Training

Purchasing your safety equipment is only the start of your relationship with Survitec, we not only want to equip your vessel with the very best marine safety equipment onboard but also want to help ensure you are safe in the knowledge that you and your crew know what to do should you unexpectedly have to use your safety equipment in an emergency situation.  In support of this mission we provide customers with ‘Crew Training’ on our Marine Evacuation Systems (MES) product ranges.


  • Survitec is a certified MES Crew Training facility
  • Survitec has been providing MES systems training to passenger vessels since 2003
  • Survitec is the chosen training provider for the world’s largest passenger ferry company
  • Our chief technical trainers have worked with over 5,000 crew worldwide and bring with they a wealth of experience
  • Our fully equipped training facilities give your crew practical, hands-on experience
  • We have 100% customer satisfaction rate

What’s Involved

We aim to provide MES Crew Training that is as practical as possible, this helps make sure that should the worst happen you are as familiar with the safety equipment onboard your vessel as you can be.  A typical MES Crew Training day would start with a small amount of classroom work followed by a number of practical exercises including:

  • Emergency equipment familiarisation
  • Pyrotechnics and electronics
  • Liferaft familiarisation
  • Passenger emergency & stress management
  • Lifejacket donning
  • Participant descent
  • Stretcher descent
  • Carry techniques
  • Crisis control
  • System abandonment


Survitec MES Training



On successful completion of the MES Crew Training course each crew member will be awarded a training certificate to help note and record their successful completion of this training course.


Training Regulations

All Survitec Crew Training is conducted as per the SOLAS requirement which is defined as follows:

SOLAS CH III Regulation

If a ship is fitted with MES, drills shall include exercising of the procedures required for the deployment of such a system up to the point immediately preceding actual deployment of the system.  This aspect of drills should be augmented by regular instruction using the onboard training aids required according to 35.4.  Additionally, every system party member shall, as far as practicable, be further trained by participation in a full deployment of a similar system into water, either onboard a ship or ashore, at intervals of no longer than two years, but in no case longer than three years.  This training can be associated with deployments required by regulation.


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