All boat surveyors should under take continual professional development and are required to by BMSE, MECAL, IIMS, RINA and YDSA which we do.
Some of the courses and CPD attended are
July 2010 – The YDSA wooden Boats 1 day course.
March 2011 – The YDSA in the modern world – series of 1 hour knowledge tables covering rigging, bio fuels, electrical, coatings.
Feb 2012 – The YDSA Understanding LPG gas systems – 1 day course on small boat gas systems
Feb 2012 – The YDSA Accredited upgrade exam – Passed – and accredited
March 2012 – The YDSA – Conference – various surveying updates
Sept 2012 – The YDSA CA update and practical inclination testing – 1 day
Oct 2013 – MECAL MLC and Brown code review
November 2013 – The YDSA Training day – Corrosion and corrosion protection run by IIMS surveyor
November 2013 – IIMS Training Day – Electrical systems
November 2015 – RNLI/ YDSA Joint training Day
May 2016 – Introductions to Yacht Coatings YDSA International Paints
May 2016 – Small craft Working Group (SCWG) Training IIMS
October 2016 – SCWG IIMS
March 2017 – Workboat training YDSA / SCMESS
Subscriber and reader of Boatbuilder – Monthly publication, Active forum member of BMSE closed surveyors knowledge, Attends London and Southampton Boat show annually, Regular research of FRP structure, Electrical systems, electrolysis, rigging through internet and collection of books.