Summer Pre-Deployment Training
You will be required to attend the Summer Pre-Deployment Training course if:
- You are going South for more than one month
- This is your first visit
- You are a returning member of the Antarctic Employment Pool (AEP) on a Summer contract
Elements of the training course 2018
There are different elements to the course and different attendance requirements for delegates according to their circumstances. We aim to send out Training invitations to all named participants at least 4 – 6 weeks beforehand; if you consider that you should be attending but have not received these details please contact Megan Smith on [email protected] as soon as possible.
|Summer Pre-Deployment training||Sun 7th – Tues 9th October 2018||BAS Cambridge|
|AEP Summer Staff Returners||Tues 9th Oct 2018||BAS Cambridge|
|Summer First Aid Training (1 day)||Weds 10th or Thurs 11th Oct 2018||BAS Cambridge|
|STCW Personal Survival Techniques (1 day)||Weds 10th or Thurs 11th Oct 2018||PETANS, Norwich and National Maritime Training Centre, Lowestoft College|
British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge: Maps and directions to BAS
Premier Inn Cambridge (A14,J32), Ring Fort Road, Cambridge, CB4 2GW: Maps and directions to Premier Inn.
Free Parking is available at the Premier Inn.
Travel to and from BAS and the hotel
Coach transfers between BAS and the hotel will be provided.
Accommodation and Meals
All accommodation and meals will be provided for AEP Staff and external collaborators during the period you are required to attend. Meals will be provided for BAS members of staff.
First Aid Training is provided immediately after the Antarctic Pre-Deployment Training Course for members of the AEP and BAS staff.
External collaborators are responsible for booking and funding their own Emergency at Work course. If you do not hold a valid First Aid certificate, activities will be restricted to the immediate base area.
All participants who are traveling on BAS vessels must hold a current Personal Survival Techniques (PST / STCW ’95) certificate. Training will be organised for Antarctic Employment Pool members of staff during the Pre-Deployment Training course. You will need to bring a form of photo ID and swimwear with you.
External collaborators are responsible for booking and funding their own PST course.
Participants being kitted by BAS should be aware that they will be required to take their kit bag away with them at the end of the course. The bag is large and should be taken into consideration when planning your return travel.
Coordinator: David Hunt [email protected]