Ongoing Coxswain Competence


Ongoing Coxswain Competence -Desktop Simulator This is a free access programme whereby holders of Coxswains Certificates issued by SAFER Training can come along and pracice using the Lifeboat Desktop Simulators within our Aberdeen facility to maintain their skills and practice different scenarios.


The Ongoing Coxswains Competence Programme allows for Coxswains to utilise the Desktop Lifeboat Coxswains Simulator to practice their skills.

The Ongoing Coxswains Competence Programme is not assessed, it merely provides delegates the opportunity to utilise the desktop simulator to maintain their skills as an Offshore Lifeboat Coxswain.

Delegates will have access to a range of scenarios, including night time launches, low visibility and varying sea states.

Access to the Ongoing Coxswains Competence Programme is limited to persons that hold a current Offshore Lifeboat Coxswain Certificate issued by VMT / SAFER only.


To access the Ongoing Coxswain Competence Programme, delegates must:

  • Hold a current OPITO Offshore Lifeboat Coxswain Certificate which has been issued by VMT / SAFER Training