Maritime Training

Courses

Diver Medical Technician - Full
Diver Medical Technician – Full
Diver Medical Technician – Full
10 day IMCA accredited course with 72 contact hours in class with practical based scenarios. The certificate is valid for 2 years after which time a DMT (Refresher) course is required.

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Diver Medical Technician - Refresher
Diver Medical Technician – Refresher
Diver Medical Technician – Refresher
5 day IMCA accredited course with 35 contact hours in class with practical based scenarios. The DMT certificate is valid for 2 years.

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Oxygen Administration for Commercial and Sports Divers
Oxygen
Administration
Oxygen
Administration
The Oxygen Administration Course for Sports and Commercial Divers is a half-day course including a Theory and Practical examination. Successful delegates will receive a certificate which is valid for 3 years.

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Offshore & Maritime Medicals

We undertake 3 types of diving medical at ESTC:

  • Commercial and HSE Approved Medical
  • Offshore (UKOG) Medical
  • Seafarer’s Medical.

These are detailed below including requirements, costs, validity and certification. All medicals are conducted by our HSE approved doctor, Dr Tim Fitzsimons, (M.B., Ch. B.), an experienced Diving Medicine specialist.

As well as conducting Offshore and Maritime medicals, Tim has many years of experience treating divers suffering from Decompression Illness at the Wirral Hyperbaric Treatment Facility. As a Hyperbaric Specialist he is also a medical advisor to various commercial diving companies on the management of the sick and injured diver.

 

Commercial and HSE Approved Medical:

The requirements for Commercial Diving are more stringent than for recreational diving. The HSE lists 5 working practices for each area of Commercial Diving:

Offshore Commercial
Inland Commercial
Media
Archaeology
Recreational Instructor e.g. PADI

Each diver requires a thorough medical and subsequent annual medicals. Medical includes checking personal details, previous medical history and log books followed by a thorough examination which includes a full hearing test, a detailed lung test (spirometry), a heart trace (ECG) and a monitored step test assessment. Initial examination may require blood testing (full blood count), completing the HSE questionnaire and confirmation by your G.P.

Successful divers will receive HSE certification and a full copy of the medical. Please bring proof of I.D, qualification cards, previous Dive Medical forms and a pair of trainers (step test).

Commercial and HSE Approved Diving Medical is valid for 1 year. Cost is £180 or £100 for PADI/Recreational Instructors.
Workers in the Offshore Sector need medical certification to confirm their fitness for training and working offshore.

Divers attending our DMT Courses (Full and Refresher) who need a medical can now undertake one whilst on site at ESTC.

 

Offshore (UKOG) Medical:

Our Offshore Medical covers basic medical checks, a hearing test, spirometry and visual capacity. Certification conforms to UKOG (UK Oil & Gas).

Offshore Medical (UKOG) is valid for 2 years. Cost is £100.

 

Seafarer’s medical:

Our Seafarer’s Medicals are undertaken in line with MCA (Maritime & Coastguard Agency). Unless this is your first ENG1 medical you must bring your previous ENG1 certificate along with your Seaman’s Discharge book and/or a valid passport. Do not wear contact lenses for the medical – bring glasses if needed. Avoid loud noise for 16 hours prior to the medical a there is a hearing test included.

Seafarer’s Medical is valid for 2 years. Cost is £80.

All medicals require proof of ID – passport or driving licence (picture version). To book a medical, please contact our HSE approved doctor, Dr Tim Fitzsimons (M.B, Ch. B) on 0151 230 8248.


Booking Enquiries

For more information or to book on any of our training courses, please call us on 0151 638 3897.
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    Phil Foulkes
    Phil Foulkes
    04/03/2021
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    I recently have done two courses with them The Safe Woking at Heights and the High Risk Confined Space (Water). They provided a great course. The instructors knew their subject backed by a practical real-life experience. Even though we were working at heights or in a confined space with Breathing apparatus, the instructors made me feel as comfortable as if I were standing on the Floor or in room.
    Sherry Green
    Sherry Green
    03/03/2021
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    I have taken part in a confind space High risk course for the last 3 days what a very professional team very good course. I was extremely nervous and both Jim And Jed made me feel very confident and at ease at all times thank you your both so much Sherry x
    Laura Wilson
    Laura Wilson
    14/02/2021
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    Amazing training facility, with experienced and knowledgable staff. Highly recommended.
    Tom Matthews
    Tom Matthews
    10/02/2021
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    We are based at ESTC as Merseyside Search and Rescue, excellent facility with great courses and top quality staff
    Sean Watterson
    Sean Watterson
    10/02/2021
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    Excellent facilities, friendly staff. Highly recommended!
    Gregory LJ Holland
    Gregory LJ Holland
    09/02/2021
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    An exceptional establishment where the training is delivered by industry professionals with years of experience. A fantastic facility with courses unlike any other.
    Tom Matthews
    Tom Matthews
    08/02/2021
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    Excellent training facility with everything you could ask for. Extremely knowledgeable staff with incredible life experiences within emergency service roles
    JOHN ISHERWOOD
    JOHN ISHERWOOD
    08/02/2021
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    Fantastic 1st Aid training supplied by Dave and the Team
    Brian Roberts
    Brian Roberts
    17/11/2020
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    Absolutely brilliant. Brilliant training