Training

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Safety Training

BIM provides training in safety at sea to prepare you for emergency situations at sea.

BIM Enhanced Basic Safety Training Course

Next course scheduled: 

  • 04 October and 29 November in our college in Greencastle. Contact harkin@bim.ie on 074 9381068
  • For triainign in our college in Castletownbere, contact osullivan@bim.ie on 027 71230
  • Galway-Mayo coast: 14 October in Cornboy Community Centre, Rossport. Contact Robert Walsh on 087 6837134 or Kathy Cullimore on 086 3856885 or email cullimore@bim.ie
  • East Coast: Contact Declan Donohoe on 087 2334620 or Kathy Cullimore on 086 3856885 or email cullimore@bim.ie

Duration: One day
Cost of one day Enhanced Safety Training course includinga Personal Flotation Device fitted with a Personal Locator Beacon:

  • Vessels less than 15 metres in length (LOA): €155
  • Vessels 15 metres and greater in length: €190
    Get a grant for the costs

Qualification: Those who have successfully completed the training are issued with an Enhanced Safety Training Card
Prerequisites: Applicants must have completed BIM's Basic Safety Training Course

To improve safety at sea all fishing vessel crew members are required (S.I 587 of 2001) to under go basic safety training.

BIM Basic Safety Training

Next course scheduled: 

  • 27-29 September, 18-20 October, 22-24 November and 06-08 December  in our college in Greencastle. Contact harkin@bim.ie on 074 9381068
  • 18-20 October in our college in Castletownbere. Contact osullivan@bim.ie on 027 71230
  • East and south east coast: Contact Declan Donohoe on 087 2334620 or Kathy Cullimore on 086 3856885 or email cullimore@bim.ie  
  • Galway- Mayo coast: 04-06 May in October in Cornboy Community Centre, Rossport. Contact Robert Walsh on 087 6837134 or Kathy Cullimore on 086 3856885 or email cullimore@bim.ie

The training consists of three elements:

  1. Personal Survival Techniques (STCW-95 Certificate)
  2. Elementary First Aid (STCW-95 Certificate)
  3. Fire Prevention and Safety Awareness

Duration: Three days
Cost: €150.00
Qualification: Those who have successfully completed the training are issued with a Safety Training Card

To improve safety at sea all fishing vessel crew members are required (S.I 587 of 2001) to under go basic safety training. We strongly recommend that aquaculture personnel also undertake this training.

Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (3 Day) STCW-95

Courses schedule: 06-08 September and 01-03 November in our college in Greencastle, contact harkin@bim.ie on 353 74 9381068

  • For next course scheduled in our college in Castletownbere contact osullivan@bim.ie on 027 71230

Duration: Three days
Cost: €650.00
Qualification: Marine Fire Fighting Certification issued by BIM.

Advanced Fire Fighting and Prevention (5 Day) STCW-95

Courses schedule: 14-18 November in our college in Greencastle contact harkin@bim.ie on 353 74 9381068

Duration: Five days
Cost: €950.00
Qualification: Marine Fire Fighting Certification issued by BIM.

Medical First Aid Aboard Ship STCW-95

Courses schedule: 11-13 October in our college in Greencastle contact harkin@bim.ie on 353 74 9381068

  • For next course scheduled in our college in Castletownbere contact osullivan@bim.ie on 027 71230

Duration: Three Days
Course cost: €225.00
Qualification: Certificate issued by BIM

QQI Occupational First Aid (Level 5)

Course schedule:

 For next course scheduled in our college in Greencastle contact harkin@bim.ie on 353 74 9381068, for Castletownbere contact osullivan@bim.ie on 027 71230

Duration: Three Days
Course cost: €200.00
Qualification: QQI minor award

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Contact us

For further information contact our Training Services:

National Fisheries College
Greencastle, Co. Donegal
Direct: +353 74 9381068/9381099
nfcgreencastle@bim.ie

National Fisheries College
Castletownbere, Co. Cork
Direct: +353 27 71230
rfccastletownbere@bim.ie

Coastal Training Unit 1
Robert Walsh
Mobile +353 87 6837134
walshb@bim.ie

Coastal Training Unit 2
Declan Donohoe
Mobile +353 87 2334620
donohoe@bim.ie

Dublin Office
Direct: +353 1 2144 262/241
training@bim.ie