Marine SafetyWorks

Principal: Genevieve White
Phone: 0402 294 490

Welcome to the Marine SafetyWorks booking site for training in Safety and Sea Survival, Marine First Aid and Marine Radio.

Exciting news for Sea Survival training:  As a result of the shutdown of the QANTAS Jet Base where Marine SafetyWorks previously ran the wet drills for Sea Survival training, Marine SafetyWorks took the opportunity to move to the ACE Training Centre, and now has exclusive rights to teach the World Sailing/Australian Sailing Safety and Sea Survival Course at this venue. The wet drills are now strongly enhanced by simulations including waves, wind, lighting and sound effects. Many studies show that the more realistic and relevant your training, the better your learning, memory, and reasoning. Decision making in critical marine situations can have extreme consequences, and the ability to assess, recall and rapidly adjust are vital. This training is a must if you are going offshore, and supports your on-water endeavours at all levels. Importantly, given the practical nature of the marine world, we run the course in a face to face format to allow for interactive and vital discussion and development of ideas and knowledge. The resulting certificate is valid for 5 years - the time spent in direct training with interactive discussion is invaluable.

Your principle instructor, Genevieve White set up Marine SafetyWorks in 2004 as a result of extensive experience in marine safety over now 38 years of yachting in the competitive, cruising, training and development arenas. She has logged over 130,000 offshore miles across deliveries and offshore racing which includes the 2001-2002 Volvo Ocean Race as navigator for the Nautor Challenge entry Amer Sports Too and other international races including the Newport to Bermuda, Sydney to Hobart, Fastnet and Transpac as well as deliveries from Darwin to Greece and more recently Sydney to the United Kingdom via New Zealand, Tahiti, Panama, Antigua, and the Azores. Her experiences in the Southern Ocean and in those many offshore miles have highlighted the absolute necessity for a professional approach to marine safety issues, and the value of training.

Genevieve was very closely involved in the development of the Australian Yachting Federation (now Australian Sailing) Safety and Sea Survival course which was adopted by the International Sailing Federation (now World Sailing) and which is now presented worldwide as the World Sailing Safety and Sea Survival Course. It is an integral part of offshore racing in Australia. Genevieve is qualified to teach and invigilate Marine Radio for the Office of Maritime Communications, First Aid for the Australian Red Cross, and Safety and Sea Survival for Australian Sailing.

Marine SafetyWorks aims to provide assistance to all yacht owners, both in sail and power, to improve safety awareness, and to ensure safety compliance with relevant safety regulations at all times. It is a ‘one stop shop’ for all safety management needs for recreational and small commercial yacht owners and businesses. 

A summary of upcoming courses can be found on the downloadable document here. Bookings can be made directly through this site using the link titled 'Register for an Event' at the bottom of this page.

We look forward to seeing you at our courses. Please do not hesitate to contact us on if you have any queries.


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