S.A.R.R.O.C. Course Introduction
This pre-course Interactive material is the first part of the Search And Rescue Radio Operators Certificate (SARROC) course and has been developed from the RNLI VHF Radio Guide for Radiotelephony - TRG-5. Upon satisfactory completion of this self-motivating course the candidate should have attained the knowledge necessary to pass the theory assessment. This assessment will be sat during the first day of the SARROC course provided by the RNLI Mobile Training Unit at Station.
It is essential that you are ready for the course by the time the GMDSS Trainer arrives at your station. The course has been developed in modular form which will allow candidates to study at their own pace, in their own time and in their own environment. Navigate around by using the course module buttons at the bottom of each page.
Each module is subject-specific and ends with a multi-choice question bank. Students are expected to achieve a pass mark of 70% in each module before they can move on.
In order to obtain a certificate of competence, crew members will need to pass the theory exam (based on this material or accompanying manual) and a practical exam during the final session. The GMDSS Trainer will arrange an examiner to attend the final session. The practical exam should take no longer than 20 minutes.
A copy of S.O.P. 19 is also available in PDF format. This is the agreed format for SAR communication between the Irish CG, MCA and the RNLI