Life Saving Appliances and LSA Code

This course, designed by LiberoAssurance Training Team, aims to provide international standards for life-saving appliances required by the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974, including personal life-saving appliances like lifebuoys, lifejackets, immersion suits, anti-exposure suits and thermal protective aids; visual aids, such as parachute flares, hand flares and buoyant smoke signals; survival craft, such as life rafts and lifeboats; rescue boats; launching and embarkation appliances and marine evacuation systems line throwing appliances; and general alarm and public address systems.


Learn about the life saving appliances and familiarize with the categories, requirements and the LSA Code through our Life Saving Appliances & LSA Code course.


Aims & Objectives
  • Familiarization with the principles of the LSA Code
  • Guidance provision on how to be safe while on board
  • Recognition of various types of LSA and how to use them
  • Familiarization with the regulatory LSA requirements


Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this course you will be able to:

  • Know the types of LSA normally carried on ships
  • Know the basic principles concerning survival
  • Know the survey, inspection and testing requirements of LSA equipment

Who should attend?
  • Workers in marine industry
  • Marine Authorities
  • Supervisors
  • Ship Management Companies personnel like: Crew Managers, Operation Managers, Designated Persons, Crew Department assistants including crew (officers and seafarers), Training responsible personnel and officers, Personnel involved in matters of recruitment of qualified and competent personnel


Prerequisite skills & knowledge: Age>18
Available in-house/distant learning? Yes
Created by: LiberoAssurance Continuous Professional Development Training Centre Level 1 - Accredited by Univab
Part A:
  • Definitions
  • General Requirements for life-saving appliances
Personal Life Saving Appliances
  • Lifebuoys
  • Lifejackets
  • Immersion suits
  • Anti-exposure suits
  • Thermal protective aids
  • Breathing apparatus
  • Emergency escape breathing devices
Visual Signs
  • Rocket parachute flares
  • Hand flares
  • Buoyant smoke signals
  • General requirements for liferafts
  • Inflatable liferafts
  • Rigid liferafts
  • Use of liferafts
  • General requirements for lifeboats
  • Partially enclosed lifeboats
  • Totally enclosed lifeboats
  • Free-fall lifeboats
  • Lifeboats with a self-contained air support system
  • Fire-protected lifeboats
  • Lifeboats that is fitted with a fixed VHF radiotelephone apparatus
  • Stowage of lifeboats
  • Lifeboat accidents
  • Quick questions and answers


Part B:
Rescue Boats
  • Rescue boats
  • Fast rescue boats
  • Stowage rescue boats
  • Rescue boats more info
Launching and Embarkation Appliances
  • Launching and embarkation appliances
  • Marine evacuation systems (MES)
Other Life Saving Appliances
  • Line-throwing appliances
  • General Alarm and public address system
  • Wireless sensor network devices
IMO Symbols and Safety Signs
  • IMO signs with text
  • Mandatory (blue) signs
  • General fire safety signs
  • Fire control symbols to resolution A654(16)
  • Fire control symbols to ISO 17631
  • Hazard signs
  • IMDG and hazard signs
  • Prohibiton signs
  • Combination signs
  • ISPS Code signs
  • Public room signs
  • Passenger vessels and terminal signs
Life Saving Appliances Maintenance
Summary of Basic Requirements
Basic Changes to LSA Code


Exam & Certification
  • Exam on Life Saving Appliances & LSA Code
  • “Life Saving Appliances & LSA Code” Certificate
Teaching Methods
  • Detailed seminar presentations (available for download)
  • No. of slides: 339
  • Photos
  • Videos


  • Reading lists and resources available in presentations


Study time allocation
  • Private study hours: 40
  • Trainer contact hours: Availability and competence of instructors upon request
  • Enrollment duration: 90 days (from the date of purchase)
  • CPD Points: 40
  • ECTS/ECVET Points: 1.3


Assessment methods


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Exam on Life Saving Appliances & LSA Code





Upon successful completion of the course assessment, participants will be issued with a ‘Certificate of Success’.





   100% Online course
   CPD Accredited eCertificate – Global acceptance
   Downloadable course material
   E-learning Mobile App
   Enrolment: 3 months
   Flexible schedule
   Language: English

200,00 € each

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