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Winter Pre-Deployment Training

Winter Pre-Deployment Training

If you are, Wintering at one of our Stations, going into the Deep field for the first time, or are a member of Halley’s Core Team you will be required to attend the Winter Pre-Deployment Training Course.

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.

2018 Dates

CourseDatesLocation
Winter Pre-Deployment trainingSun 9th – Tues 11th Sept 2018BAS Cambridge
Winter First Aid TrainingWeds 12th – Thurs 13th Sept 2018BAS Cambridge
Oil Spill Response CourseFri 14th Sept 2018BAS Cambridge
Fire Extinguisher TrainingFri 14th Sept 2018BAS Cambridge
STCW Personal Survival TechniquesSat 15th Sept 2018PETANS, Norwich and National Maritime Training Centre, Lowestoft College
Winter Teams Training WeekSun 16th – Wed 19th Sep 2018Derbyshire

 

Course Venue

British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge: Maps and directions to BAS

 

Course Accommodation

Girton College, Cambridge: Maps and directions to Girton College.

You will need to arrive at Girton College on Sunday 9th September 2018 by 17:30.

Please enter via the Old Kitchens door and report to the Porter’s Lodge to sort out domestic arrangements before joining us in the Dining Hall at 18:00 for registration followed by Dinner.

 

Parking

Cars should be parked in Mares Run car park off Girton Road and not in the college courtyard.

 

Accommodation and Meals

All accommodation and meals will be provided during the period you are required to attend.

 

Girton College facilities

The college has an indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, squash courts and a croquet lawn which will be available for delegates’ use. Internet access is available please ask at the Porters lodge for details (we recommend that you do not leave laptop computers or other valuables in bedrooms).

 

Travel to and from BAS and Girton

Girton is 1.2 miles from BAS and a 25-minute walk away.  Delegates are encouraged to walk to BAS together each day so should bring appropriate clothing.  If you are unable to do this please let us know as there will be limited parking available at BAS.

 

Winter First Aid Training

First Aid training is compulsory for people visiting stations and working in the deep field.

First Aid Training is provided immediately after the Antarctic Pre-Deployment Training Course. There are different attendance requirements for delegates according to their circumstances.

 

Personal Survival Techniques

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.

 

Kitting

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.

 

Contact

For general enquiries, please contact Rebecca Chisnall [email protected] and Megan Smith [email protected]

Coordinator: David Hunt [email protected]

 

See also

A guide to going south with British Antarctic Survey

Cruise Participants’ handbook

Winter teams letters