What Is An A.L.S.T.?:
The 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
Where Is The Course Held:
The training is at one of the busiest hyperbaric units in the U.K. & is based in Central London.
2 Weeks (10 Days) – 60 Contact Hours. Mon-Fri.
Who Should Attend:
Anyone can attend the course, irrespective of his or her background and qualifications. A basic understanding of mathematics is helpful.