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Maritime School: STCW Basic Safety Week

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Course Overview

Approved by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency, this ‘open enrolment’ 5 day course is essential for any individual aiming to work at sea on a vessel over 24 metres. Under the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Code, it is a requirement for anyone working at sea on commercial vessels or super-yachts to hold the STCW certificate.

The STCW course is made up of five elements, which give delegates an understanding in firefighting and use of firefighting equipment; reacting to emergency situations and evacuation procedures; sea survival and safety at sea; and first aid knowledge.
The students will be given tutorials followed by guided and supervised practical exercises on board a steel ship structure to provide greater realism to the course – this is one of only a few structures in the UK recognised by the MCA as suitable for training.

Who is this course for?
Open enrolment – for those who are training or seeking to work in the maritime industry or work in any capacity on board a sea going vessel over 24 metres.

Course requirements

  • Minimum age of 18
  • Medically fit and healthy – a medical form will be required

Course content

  1. Personal Sea Survival Techniques
  2. Fire Prevention and Firefighting Techniques
  3. Elementary First Aid
  4. Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
  5. Proficiency in Security Awareness

For a detailed breakdown of what is included on each day, please use the links on the left of the following page: www.red1ltd.com/academy/maritime-school-courses/

Assessment & certification
Continuous practical assessment with full and active debrief of exercise. Following successful completion of the course, a MCA approved STCW certification may be issued. Course certification lasts 5 years and will need to be updated.

5 days

Camels Head Fire Station, Plymouth

Course Price
£700.00 (excl VAT) per delegate including lunch, excluding accommodation.

All courses are booked subject to our standard terms and conditions for the provision of training, which include our policy on course cancellation.

Course Code
to be confirmed

There are no dates currently set for this course. Please contact us for more information on 01392 444773