STCW Basic Safety Training

Personal Safety
The 4-hour Personal Safety and Social Responsibility course teaches basic safety and environmental principles to enhance safety and productivity in the maritime working environment by providing instruction in:
  • Emergency signals and duties allocated to crew members in the muster list; muster stations
  • Correct use of personal safety equipment
  • Basic environmental protection procedures
  • Safe working practices
  • Precautions in enclosed spaces
  • Accident prevention and occupational health
  • Dangers of drug and alcohol abuse
  • Maintaining good human and working relationships aboard the vessel
Personal Survival
The 12-hour Personal Survival course teaches the techniques that will help individuals use personal life-saving appliances, survival craft, life rafts, distress signals, location devices, and other life-saving equipment, including:
  • Types of emergency situations which may occur, such as collision, fire, and foundering
  • Types of life-saving appliances normally carried on vessels
  • Equipment in survival craft
  • Location of personal life-saving appliances
In addition to the instruction, students will practice and demonstrate their ability to use lifesaving equipment and flotation techniques during a "hands on" session in the water.

Elementary First Aid
The 8-hour Elementary First Aid course teaches basic principles and practices to help a layperson provide basic emergency care, including:
  • Assessment of needs of casualties and threats to own safety
  • Appreciation of body structure and functions
  • Understanding immediate measures to be taken in cases of emergency, including the ability to:
    • apply resuscitation techniques
    • provide basic shock management
    • control bleeding
    • rescue and transport a casualty
    • improvise bandages and use materials in emergency kit
Basic Firefighting
The one-day Basic Firefighting course teaches the theory and practices of firefighting within the maritime workplace, including:
  • Shipboard firefighting organization
  • Location of firefighting appliances and emergency escape routes
  • Types and sources of ignition
  • Flammable materials, fire hazards, and spread of fire
  • Actions to be taken on board ship
  • Classification of fire and applicable extinguishing agents
Additionally, attendees will gain proficiency through hands-on practice on the fire field by using various extinguishers and breathing gear to attack and extinguish fires.

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