STCW Basic Training (BT) or STCW Basic Safety Training (BST) as it was called formerly, is required for seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity on board ship at all levels such as deck and engine room rating qualifications, for most navigation, and all engineering certificates of competency. The course is for new entrants to the marine industry, or experienced mariners who have not had previous safety training, with the knowledge and skills to contain, report, and respond to a marine emergency, fight fires, abandon ship and understand the basics of workplace safety.
The STCW Basic (Safety) Training is also the legal minimum requirement for anyone looking for commercial work aboard vessels, including Superyachts and Cruise ships. Participants will be assessed against the learning outcomes by using direct observation, oral questioning and/or written question papers as appropriate. After successful completion of the Basic Training, certification will be valid for 5 years.
With the implementation of the STCW 2010, delegates must complete STCW Basic Training
Refresher every 5 years, as detailed in the STCW Code 1978, amended.
STCW Refresher Training & Revalidation
From 1 January 2017, the STCW Survival and Fire Fighting Certificates will only be valid for 5 years.
STCW Elementary First Aid
STCW 95 Elementary First Aid is one of the professional commercial modules required to work on superyachts. This one day First Aid and CPR course is delivered in compliance to STCW ’95 Code AVI / 1-3 and consists of approximately seven hours of theory and practical training. We cover basic First Aid and CPR in marine/offshore situations. The course is followed by a written exam. This certificate does not expire subject to holders participating in regular shipboard medical drills.
STCW Basic Fire Prevention & Firefighting
A 2.5 day fire prevention and firefighting module, which is instructed in compliance to STCW 95 Code A – VI/1-2 including shipboard firefighting organisation, the elements of fire and explosion, types of ignition, fire and smoke detection, breathing apparatus use and automatic alarm system familiarisation. Trainees will fight and extinguish actual fires using personal equipment, practical instruction taught by licensed and certified firefighting professionals. It takes two and half days to complete and includes a practical scenario based assessment. From 1st January 2017, the STCW Survival and Fire Fighting Certificates will only be valid for 5 years.
STCW Personal Survival Techniques
A 1 day Personal Survival Techniques course, also known as Basic Sea Survival, which is instructed in compliance to STCW ’95 Code A – VI/1-1 and consists underpinning theory in the classroom covering subjects such as emergency situations, evacuation, survival craft and rescue boats, personal lifesaving appliances, survival at sea, emergency radio equipment and helicopter assistance. The theory session is followed by a written assessment paper. The remainder of the course is spent in a swimming pool performing practical scenario based techniques and exercises. The practical exercises are subject to ongoing assessment by the instructor and will conclude with an abandon ship drill. From 1st January 2017, the STCW Survival and Fire Fighting Certificates will only be valid for 5 years.
STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
This is a one-day course, which is instructed to STCW ’95 Code A – VI/1-4 as revised by the 2010 Manila Amendment. The course covers working relationships on board, health and hygiene, drugs and alcohol, shipboard management structure and responsibilities, emergencies and safe working practices, with enhanced coverage of communications, control of fatigue, teamwork and marine environmental awareness issues. The course is followed by a written exam. This certificate does not expire.
STCW Proficiency in Maritime Security Awareness
A half-day module, which is instructed in compliance with STCW Reg V1/6 and Part A of Section AVI / 6 paragraph four and consists of a half day in the classroom covering subjects such as maritime security key threats, recognition and awareness of threats, plans and procedures for combatting threats, drills, communications and reporting. All yacht crew need to be aware of new requirements for STCW compliance. “Maritime Security Awareness” training will be required for all crew entering into the professional yachting industry at all levels. This module is required from January 1, 2014 as a part of the update to the STCW Code mandated by the 2010 Manila Amendments, by all personnel employed or engaged on-board ships to which the ISPS Code applies. The 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW Code entered into force on January 1, 2012.
Although some administrations may introduce new standards from this date, many may continue to apply existing standards for certification and training until the required compliance date. This module can be completed as an online course, we will discuss this with you when we have received your booking.