Specialist Emergency Response

Offshore Lifeboat Coxswain Competence Standard - Industry guidance document

Standard Code: -

Revision: 1, July 2015

Aims and Objectives:

The development of the Offshore Lifeboat Coxswain Competence standard involved the analysis of functions required of personnel who carry out emergency lifeboat coxswain duties offshore. The competence standards provide a clear description of performance in the workplace:

  • What practitioners are expected to do
  • The underpinning knowledge and skills they would require to enable them to do what was expected
  • How they could demonstrate what was expected of them
  • How their performance would be assessed

Target audience:

The Offshore Lifeboat Coxswain Competence Standard is designed for delegates currently employed as an Offshore Lifeboat Coxswain.

Delegate pre-requisites:

Delegates must either have appropriate experience as an Offshore Lifeboat Coxswain or have taken the OPITO Offshore Lifeboat Coxswain Training and have subsequently used the skills in the workplace.

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