A total of 10 workers of IFOP participated, among scientific observers and researchers. The training had a practical theoretical modality during two days, ending with a third day withf recreation of rescue maneuvers at the sea.
Javier González, professional of the Training Unit of the Human Resources Department explained “the course carried out corresponds to one of the primary training of the Annual Training Plan of 2017, because the Maritime Authority requires certification on treated matters during the course for all the workers who develop any activity on board. In this sense, the work that is being carried out associated with internal training policies is directed towards the obligation to carry out a practical modality in the great majority of the trainings to perform, even more so in this type, in which in emergency cases, survival is at stake. ”
Chistian Ibieta field coordinator of the IFOP explained “since last year, every worker who enters the Institute to carry out work on board, must necessarily have this course, which is necessary before the Maritime Authority, in order to obtain the “Permit of embarkation”, document required by the Authority to board any type of ship whether industrial fishing, craft and obviously scientific ships.”
Three specific topics were discussed in the course:
Basic first aid. Where they are taught or given “basic” knowledge of how to deal with some emergency situations, such as fractures, suffocation, wounds. The main thing is know how to stabilize an injured person to get professional help or deliver the injured to a specialized place. Techniques of bandages, Heimlich maneuver, wound healing with some household supplies are taught. (Theoretical – Practical Modules)
Fire fighting. Mainly use of extinguishers, their different types and classes, and some theoretical issues of how to approach and behave before fire situations. (Theoretical module)
Survival at sea. This course aims to learn the different techniques used for “Man Overboard” situation where the observer will prepare to face some fall to the water and support with his peers in case of emergency at sea, learn the use of implements which brings a life raft (beacons lights, thermal aids among others). This module is one of the most complete that is being carried out today within the requirements that were implemented as policy at the institute