STCW – Basic Safety Training - General
We offer the 5 day Basic Safety Training course as approved under STCW. The course is fully approved by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (‘MCA’). This course can be taken as a full 5 day package or as individual modules to suit your needs. The course is delivered through a mixed mode of theory and practically based exercises.
Course Duration & Location
5 days from 9am to 5pm. The course is run in Southampton
Instructor – student ratio
Up to a maximum of 12 per course.
There are no specific entry standards, other than those required for entry to the industry.
“To work on vessels over 24m, commercial vessels, superyachts, private yacht charter etc before being assigned shipboard duties, all persons employed or engaged on a seagoing ship other than passengers are required to undertake approved familiarisation training in personal survival techniques. If assigned designated safety or pollution prevention duties in the operation of the ship, persons must successfully complete those elements of approved basic training, appropriate to their duties and functions.”
The Standard of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) code requires all seafarers to receive familiarisation and basic safety training in accordance with section A-VI/1.
The 4 STCW 95 Basic Training modules are:
- Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
- Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
- Elementary First Aid
- Personal Survival Techniques
- Proficiency in Security Awareness
A course with a difference! One of the limitations of many STCW courses is that the fire fighting is based around fighting a simulated fire using gas. Whilst this gives good experience far better is to fight a real fire burning materials such as wood – this is what our course does.
You will need to provide a photographic proof of identification (eg a passport) with your booking form and bring the original along on the day.
Please note that there are practical elements on certain training modules that contain some physically demanding exercises. Any candidate unsure of their health and fitness as to their ability to participate in such activities should consult their doctor.
Please contact if you need to undertake individual elements of the STCW Basic Safety Training Course rather than the whole course and we will create a specific quote for you.
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Thank you for your interest in this course.
Hopefully any dates that we have scheduled work well with your availability. If the dates don't quite work then we are always keen to be as flexible as possible to help accommodate your availability - just contact us and we’ll see what we can do.
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Don't forget too that if you are an individual or company/organisation booking a few people onto courses then we may be able to schedule dates around you. Equally, for bookings some time in the future we can usually juggle our course dates if what we have scheduled doesn’t quite work for you.
When you make a booking on this system please remember that is subject to confirmation and you will receive confirmation from us at the latest the next business day. You will not be charged until we send the confirmation.
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