What Is An A.L.S.T.?:
The E-Learning 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.
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.
What Is An A.L.S.T.?:
An A.L.S.T. is part of a team responsible for maintaining life support for divers living within hyperbaric saturation environments during offshore diving operations worldwide on fixed platforms and Dive Support Vessels.
The course is designed for new entrants to the IMCA Life Support Technician (LST) scheme.
Training to become an LST begins with the IMCA ALST qualification. After gaining sufficient experience / panel hours, you will sit the LST exam, after which you can progress to Life Support Supervisor.
The course provides a comprehensive theory and practical element provided by 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
– 30 Pre-Course Contact Hours, the student MUST complete the e-learning package before progressing to Module 2.
-Module 2, Mon-Fri. 30 Contact Hours E-learning. Monday-Thursday consists of an enhanced pre-recorded lesson package. There is daily hour long ZOOM lectures (generally at 16:30 GMT) with consistent online support. There is daily confirmation quizzes that will test your knowledge of; Physics, Physiology, Procedures & Legislation.
Friday… EXAM day. You will sit the 3 hr zoom supervised exam at home. Results are instant.
What is included:
On booking you will be granted access to the e-learning platform, you can essentially start the course straight away. The e-learning platform contains Pre-recorded lessons that can be viewed as many times as you want & have handy quizzes to check knowledge. You will receive immediate access to the ALST Manual (300pages) and student Factsheet booklet in pdf format (hard copies of these are sent to your registered address). You will be given access to an extensive legislation database and a video library of informative Saturation environment documentaries.
Who Should Attend:
Anyone can attend the course, irrespective of his or her background and qualifications. A basic understanding of mathematics is helpful.