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MC~13 - Elementary Coastal Safety

Duration: ± 6 hours | Course Code: MC~13 | Cost From: R 300 ($20) per person

This short 15 minute presentation is a COMET Corporation and Penny Ferry Training initiative, to explain some of the basic hazards that occur along coastlines of the world, whether rocky or sandy shores. Visitors to the coast need to be aware of potential dangers, especially those coming for brief periods from inland locations.

The course does not cover all hazards, as these can vary in type and severity between locations, but gives an overall awareness of things to look out for. Tour guides and operators at these coastal locations need to ensure visitors are familiar with such hazards.

The course consist of a short PowerPoint Presentation and a short video that attempts to explain the hazards, but is not definitive. Completion of the course means you are more aware than before, and will give better understanding when dealing with tourists. Look out for your visitors - they are a source of livelihood for yourself and the community, and just common decency means that you should safeguard them from injury and ensure they have a good time!

On completion of the test associated with the course, we will issue you with a Certificate of Completion as evidence that you went through the theory.

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To provide awareness of Coastal hazards, both real and potential. This is required to alert the visitor to coastal regions of situations that they may not be aware of.

Target Audience

All visitors and tourists to coastal regions, as well as Tour Guides, Tour Operators and suppliers of goods and services in coastal communities.

Learning Outcomes

  • To be aware of local coastal and marine hazards and potential dangers
  • To be sufficiently familiar with local hazards so as to warn visitors to the area
  • To understand steps to be taken to safeguard people from potential dangers while at the coast

Scope & Requirements

This is an awareness course - to avoid hazards and resultant accidents and injury, one need to be aware of, and be able to identify hazards.

The course is presented on-line in the form of a short Video, Presentation Material, Course Notes and a Short Quiz.

Access via computer and internet is required.


R 300 per person
$ 20 per person for international students
Group discounts available on request


All Material is subject to Copyright. A Certificate of Completion will be sent to those who complete the course.

Duration: ± 6 hours
Course Code: MC~13

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Comet Training is a trading name for The Penny Ferry (Pty) Ltd, a limited liability company established in 1996. The Penny Ferry has been involved in hands-on training and e-learning for many years, specializing in the Marine, Environmental, Tourism, Industrial, Health and Technical markets. Through close associations with other organizations, Comet Training was established to better promote a suite of e-learning applications to the global markets.