IMCA Assistant Life Support TechnicianThe Assistant Life Support Technician (ALST) course is an International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) approved certification that is recognised internationally by the commercial diving industry and a prerequisite to working as an Assistant Life Support Technician.
What Does The Course Include?Life Support Technicians are responsible for maintaining safe conditions for divers living within hyperbaric saturation environments during deep diving operations worldwide.
They perform a vital link in maintaining the daily living of the divers in the habitat and in the management / avoidance of emergencies.
Course Objectives:The course is designed as a basic course for new entrants to the IMCA Life Support Technician (LST) scheme.
Training to become an LST begins with the IMCA Assistant Life Support Technician qualification. After gaining sufficient experience / panel hours as an ALST, you will sit the LST exam, after which you can progress to Life Support Supervisor.
Course ContentThe course provides a comprehensive theory and practical element, which prepares the new entrant for work as an Assistant Life Support Technician (ALST).
Experienced Diving and Life Support Personnel provide professional tuition on the following topics:
- Diving Physics
- Plant & Equipment
- Gas Handling
- Life Support Systems
- System Monitoring
- Diving Systems
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Thermal Balance
- Gas Toxicity
- Medical Emergencies
- Emergency Evacuation / decompression
Course DurationThe ALST course is a 10day program. Run over a two-week period.
Entry RequirementNo prior experience is needed, although a basic knowledge of physics and mathematics would be an advantage.
CertificationOn completion of the course, and after having successfully passed the LDC-Training in-house examinations, you are issued with an IMCA approved certificate.
Further information is available on the IMCA site.
Total Cost: £1145
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