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5.0
Based on 38 reviews
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Safe Haven Training

 

Welcome!

 

Safe Haven Training is an RYA RTC (Royal Yachting Association Recognised Training Center) and DAN Busines Partner (Divers Alert Network) . It provides training courses;

 

  • RYA Powerboat 1 and 2 course
  • Powerboat mile builders and  Powerboat MOB days
  • VHF Marine Radio/ SRC (Short Range Certificate) day course with exam (most chosen) at the end or RYA SRC online course with exam on appointment
  • RYA First Aid
  • RYA CEVNI online exam
  • RYA Diesel engine
  • DAN, a wide range of First Aid courses, Oxygen First Aid courses and the Neuro Assessment course
  • Stop the Bleeding safe a life course (according to the method of VU Medical Center)
  • Several Dutch only courses (Klein Vaarbewijs 1 & 2, Basis Certificaat Marifonie), only visible in the Dutch version of this website

 

We also provide Emergency Response (BHV) training for companies.

Also take a look at the  facebook page, you will find regular updates and useful information and regular price questions for previous students.

 

The RYA (Royal Yachting Association) is the British national body for water-sports training and strives for a high professional standard in the RYA courses. Safe Haven Training undergoes yearly inspections by an RYA inspector which safeguards that material, procedures and courses complies with the high RYA standards. It is the most international recognised institute for water sport training.

 

Safe Haven Training is also DAN Business Partner, the worlds leading institute for First Aid, Fire and diving related training.

 

For Dutch only courses we use teaching material and online training facilities of Vaarbewijsopleidingen.

 

Safe Haven Training uses professional equipment for all courses provided. Safe Haven Training strives for the best possible equipment, not to comply with just the minimum required. Safety & Quality are first, no concessions are made and these matters. We use a lot of equipment where possible   (Marine VHF, EPIRB, SART, PLB, AIS MOB, GMDSS portofoons,  antennas, brandcards, smoke escape masks, First Aid equipment, medical oxygen equipment, advanced CPR mannequins, MOB mannaquin etc), this to provide an experience which is as close to reality. You learn and remember  better seeing and touching and where possible using the equipment.

 

This is not the most commercial website in the Netherlands, we know. Preference has been given to as clear as possible, honest and complete information.  The pictures (self made or by students) of the location, boat, materials etc. is as it is. No fancy pictures of things that are not there, no pictures of materials which we do not have, no views which do not exist in reality. No pictures of boating areas where you will not come.   Also we do not mention unrealistic required selfstudy hours for a course. Generally said what you see is what you get and often more materials are available than visible in the pictures.

 

Powerboat courses; for the courses a 7 meter XS RIB with a 200 HP Mercury outboard engine is used. The boat is category B build (up to force 8 with 4 meter high waves) and is equipped with a wide range of safety equipment that supersedes the Dutch and RYA requirements.

 

For the VHF Marine radio courses 12 ICOM training radios are used. In 1 day you can pass the assessment and can gain certification which is also recognised by the Dutch authorities.

 

The location in Huizen is Corona proof

  • Extra tables
  • Disinfected study places 1,5 meter apart
  • A Swiss  IQ air purifier with amongst others an HyperHEPA 12/13 filter of hospital quality which can even remove corona aerosols if present (in fact the air in the classroom is now cleaner than the air outside !)
  • PPE (personal protective equipment) for each student is available (nose mouth masks, gloves, safety glasses, disinfectant)
  • Each students has personal equipment for the course (for example VHF training , personal CPR mannequin, First Aid bandages etc)
  • Covid 19 protocol is applicable, you must be flu/fever free, your temperature will be measured (And must be below 38 degrees Celsius) before you may enter the classroom, sneeze/cough in your elbow, wash your hands, no handshaking, use PPE when instructed.We will do a  COVID fast test based on sputum before the staat of a course, the result must be negative in order to participate further.
  • Pictures of the classroom are available on facebook

 

The boat can be chartered with a qualifies skipper as for example a safety boat. By this you can comply for your water or adjacent to water events to the Dutch requirements as stipulated in the regulations by the IFV.

 

Terms and Conditions (without small print), course content and realistic required preparation times for students is provided on this website.

Take a look at the site and you are welcome to book a training course!

Safe Haven Training
5.0
Based on 38 reviews
V B.
V B.
07:56 25 Jul 22
Really great day at Safehaven for the SRC training. Roel was able to make the day to fly by with the right balance of practical exercise and theory.
Emiel M.
Emiel M.
20:30 11 Jul 22
Erg fijne curcus, wordt veel visueel gemaakt werkt erg fijn in combinatie met de theorie. Zeer aan te raden
David U.
David U.
13:50 11 Jul 22
I participated in the one-day course for the RYA-SRC. Roel is a dedicated trainer with years of experience. We received extensive preparation materials ahead of time, which were very useful. The course was educational and fun, highly recommended for anyone looking to learn how to use a VHF radio in emergency situations, and who wants to obtain a short range certificate. Thanks for the fun Saturday!
J. R.
J. R.
19:52 10 Jul 22
Me an my wife had a day of SRC training with Safehaven and I must say Roel (the owner and instructor) exceeded all expectations. The course was very practical and I got significantly more confidence in using the VHF Equipment. All the materials were very well prepared and assembled - thumbs up. The group was also small (6 people) so enough attention was paid to everyone. Full recommendation from my side!
Zlatka R.
Zlatka R.
07:33 10 Jul 22
Very professional and practically oriented SRC training, good exercises based on real life distress and urgency situations, very motivating trainer, I highly recommend the course.
Gabriel K.
Gabriel K.
16:50 09 Jul 22
Training for an emergency is a serious matter, but Roel manages to make it incredibly rewarding, whilst actually preparing you super well for a real life scenario.If you want to get a license, go anywhere, if you want fantastic training that can save lives, go to Roel!
Valentijn S.
Valentijn S.
16:28 09 Jul 22
Src cursus hier gedaan. Enorm fijne begeleiding van Roel. Kan het iedereen aanraden
Daniele R.
Daniele R.
10:22 07 Jul 22
Excellent course and highly motivated and competent trainer. I was very happy. I did my RYA SRC in May 2022.
Ocram R.
Ocram R.
07:01 26 Jun 22
Dieselmotor workshop gedaan. Serieus goede training. . De verschillende motoren en alle losse onderdelen geven letterlijk directe hands-on ervaring. Dit met een goede theoretische achtergrond. Fijne instructiestijl die uitnodigt om snel inzicht te krijgen. Had over de jaren behoorlijke scholing gehad over motoren, maar ik heb nog zoveel kunnen leren. Heel fijn. Super
Sergii D.
Sergii D.
10:05 12 Jun 22
Eric L.
Eric L.
09:20 12 Jun 22
Hartstikke goed, dit beveel ik aan! Ik heb 2 RYA trainingen bij SafeHaven gedaan. Roel heeft goed gestructureerde presentaties en is een echte professional. Zijn enthousiasme houdt iedereen bij de les en zorgt voor een blijvende leerervaring. Dank Roel!
Luc
Luc
20:23 11 Apr 22
My wife and I took the RYA Power Boat 2 at Safe Haven Training. We were total beginners and had no prior experience driving a power boat. Thanks to Roel's thorough training & well prepared learning material, we now feel comfortable to drive a boat and navigate safely. The course covered both practical lessons about maneuver & safety measures and more theoretical parts about charts reading, passage planning, etc. Everything has been covered over a weekend, Roel was very friendly and the whole experience was very useful & pleasant!
Fritz S.
Fritz S.
19:15 21 Mar 22
I recently made the RYA Short Range Certificate (SRC), the RYA First AidCertificate, and the RYA Diesel Engine Certificate at Safe Haven Training. The trainings have been truly amazing! The courses not only left me perfectly prepared for the exam but, most importantly, the knowledge was taught in a way that it really got stuck in my head. I especially liked the practical approach: the countless VHF practice calls (where I got my own radio to practice with!), the repetitive CPR training (where I got my own training mannequin!), and of course the following of fluid circuits on the two real training engines (and doing the Hyman experiment on my own mini-piston and so much more...!) all gave me the confidence that I needed to actually do it myself. I highly recommend Safe Haven Training!
Thomas M.
Thomas M.
21:28 15 Mar 22
Highly recommended! I did my RYA SRC course and exam (passed) with Safe Haven training and had really good experience. Roel is an amazing teacher who takes the time to listen and help you further. Even after my exam he showed me more of the safety equipment to gain a wider knowledge. A big thanks to Roel and see you next time!
Bas S.
Bas S.
16:59 06 Mar 22
Vandaag cursus en aansluitend examen gedaan voor marifoon basisZeer tevreden over de cursusHeeft me erg geholpen en zekerder gemaakt voor de cursusVoorlopige uitslag is dan ook geslaagdEcht een aanrader om hier een cursus te volgen om je kans van slagen te vergrotenRoel bedankt. 👍👍
Catherine F.
Catherine F.
10:05 27 Feb 22
My husband and I took our RYA SRC Marine VHF course and exam with Safe Haven Training. The course pre-work was very thorough and a great preparation. During the training Roel was extremely helpful, friendly and very knowledgeable. In addition to the theory we had plenty of time to actually use the VHF radio. We would highly recommend Safe Haven Training. Thanks Roel for a fun experience and an excellent training.
Koen W.
Koen W.
16:24 06 Feb 22
SRC gedaan en gehaald, goed geregeld en maar 1 dag!
Peter en Annelies de Jong - van S.
Peter en Annelies de Jong - van S.
11:08 10 Jan 22
Vaarbewijs 1 gehaald. Roel is professioneel, kundig en gastvrij. Binnenkort weer hier onze cursus voor vaarbewijs 2. Absolute aanrader.
Cor S.
Cor S.
21:39 14 Nov 21
Leerzame src cursus. Door de uitgebreide voorbereiding thuis was er tijdens de cursus veel tijd over om aan alle knopjes te wennen. Dit helpt erg goed om de marifoon drempelvrees te overwinnen.
Фернанд П.
Фернанд П.
07:33 13 Oct 21
Cesare B.
Cesare B.
19:15 12 Sep 21
I completed my pb 2 today and it was a very professionally taught course! i feel more competent and informed about safety and maneuvering on the water!
Jan C.
Jan C.
11:58 06 Sep 21
The Best,Believe all the great reviews written before me, they are all true.I have just competed the RYA Marine Radio Short Range Certificate with Roel at Safe Haven Training. I decided to redo my VHF radio licence which I had done some 40 yrs ago.Roel is incredibly thorough in covering all the required material that you need to know.He teaches you the subject and how to use the radio with confidence not just how to pass the exam.The preparation material was unbelievably good and I have no hesitation in recommending Roel to anyone.Jan Cluistra,
Jan-Carel P.
Jan-Carel P.
18:09 22 Aug 21
Just completed the SRC course. It was very well set up: partly selfstudy, and a full day of pratical experience and preparation for the written and practical exam. Roel is very professional and shows you all the equipment at hand.Thanks Roel for a great course and a fun day!
Studio F.
Studio F.
11:37 11 Aug 21
I took my RYA SRC Marine VHF course and exam with Safe Haven Training. Roel was extremely helpful, friendly and knowledgeably and arranged everything very professionally at short notice.The course and all the information taught very concise and I cannot recommend enough.
Szymon M.
Szymon M.
15:52 27 Jul 21
Perfect trainings with great content and pace.
Eugène Z.
Eugène Z.
12:14 22 Jul 21
Roel sluit aan bij de kennis die je al hebt, en vult aan waar je in wil groeien. Perfect maatwerk binnen de regels van RYA. Ik kan de marifoontraining van harte aanbevelen. Ook de after sales is boven gemiddeld!
Pim K.
Pim K.
12:56 13 Jul 21
Ik kan de cursus SRC van Roel iedereen aanbevelen. Materiaal ter voorbereiding is compleet en ondanks de corona perikelen weet hij de informatie goed over te brengen. Het examen was zeer nuttig !
Ian S.
Ian S.
19:57 05 Jul 21
Roel enabled me to do the online CEVNI inland waters exam for my ICC. Fantastic service! I received my online training details within minutes and any questions I had were quickly answered. Highly recommended.
Friso H.
Friso H.
18:52 18 Jun 21
First aid training gedaan ivm te behalen CWO IV diploma. Het bleek een complete reanimatie/ EHBO-cursus. Zeer nuttig en praktisch toepasbaar, ook in het dagelijks leven. Zoals zovelen dacht ik dat er van alles mis kon gaan bij reanimeren, maar er blijkt geen excuus te zijn om het niet te doen. Aanrader.
O de G.
O de G.
18:01 15 Jun 21
Met een klein clubje cursusochtend Basiscertificaat Marifonie gedaan. Professioneel, persoonlijk, en veel ruimte voor vragen. Na aanmelding snel reactie, en ook tussentijds snel reactie op vragen via de mail.Tijdens de cursusochtend zelf aan de slag met de marifoon: dat is de kracht van deze cursus. Zelfstudie kan iedereen, maar het oefenen en op een correcte manier gebruiken van de marifoon is een zeer goede aanvulling op zelfstudie thuis. Echt een aanrader, voor als je tijdens je vaart met zelfvertrouwen wilt communiceren!
Gerard T.
Gerard T.
10:36 14 Jun 21
Dit weekend mijn basiscertificaat marifoon gehaald bij Roel. Na opgave direct het lesmateriaal binnengekregen, prettig instructielokaal, coronaproof en live geoefend met de marifoon. Roel is een hele prettige instructeur, kort en bondig, met humor en beschikt over heel veel kennis.Ik kan iedereen Safe Haven Training aanbevelen!
Mathieu F.
Mathieu F.
19:21 18 Apr 21
Zeer goede RYA First Aid training gevolgd vandaag bij Roel. Alles goed Corona-proof georganiseerd👍
Sebastiaan M.
Sebastiaan M.
14:16 09 Apr 21
Dankzij ervaring, begeleiding en tips van Roel mijn SRC gehaald. Super!
sander781
sander781
08:50 08 Mar 21
Safehaventraining pakt de lessen heel professioneel en overzichtelijjk aan.Het is zeker een aanrader en een goede leerschool voor iedereen die geïnteresseerd is watersport.En een gezellig dagje met instructeur Roel krijg je er gewoon gratis bij 😉
Theo F.
Theo F.
08:42 01 Mar 21
Wim N.
Wim N.
09:31 16 Nov 20
Roel heeft mijn verwachtingen bij de First Aid training ruimschoots overtroffen. De cursus was uitermate goed voorbereid, er is veel oefenmateriaal en Roel maakt alles heel aanschouwelijk. De cursus heeft een erg praktische insteek; natuurlijk vwb de EHBO handelingen en daarnaast ook wat je het beste aan eerste hulp middelen op je schip meeneemt.
jaimie S.
jaimie S.
12:16 08 Nov 20
I completed my SHC (VHF course) at Safe Haven Training. Roel, the instructor was full of knowledge, and very happy to answer any queries that I had. I am planning to return here for more courses in the future. I would strongly recommend Safe Haven Training.
laurent M.
laurent M.
07:56 17 Sep 20
I had my PB 2 at Safe Haven Training. Roel is very professional and I feel he gave me a lot of good advice to be a safe captain. The man overboard training is not be missed.
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