Experts in STCW 95 Basic Safety Training - Essential training for the professional marine industry.
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02/04/2012, STCW 95 Basic Safety Training Week

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Course Outline

Essential training for the professional marine industry, the five day STCW Basic Safety Training package provides all those attending with the practical skills and knowledge to comply with the mandatory requirements of the four modules of STCW 95 basic training.

These are:

Content & Objectives

Personal Survival Techniques comprises:
Preparation for sea survival, lifejackets and liferafts, principles of survival, survival craft ailments, raft management, search and rescue.

Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention comprises:
Risks of fire & prevention, use of fire fighting equipment, respond to emergencies, fight & extinguish fires

Elementary First Aid comprises:
DRABC of medical emergencies, CPR, recovery, bleeding, hypothermia

Personal Safety and Social Responsibility comprises:
Emergency procedures, marine environment, safe working practices, orders and their relation to shipboard duties, human relationships on board ship.

Learning Mode

A five day course:

The course is delivered through a mixed mode of theory and practically based exercises.

Sea survival theory sessions are taught in the dedicated Red Ensign classrooms. The course also comprises a supervised compulsory liferaft launch, inversion and entry as well as individual and group based swimming activities.

First Aid utilises modern equipped resuscitation 'Annies'.

PSSR is based upon group discussion and experiential scenarios.

Fire fighting utilises real smoke, breathing apparatus along with fire hoses and extinguishers in our purpose built fire fighting training facility. Candidate's competence is assessed through their active participation during the practical session.

This is a stand alone course module but is a requirement for employment aboard commercially operated vessels. However candidates can complete other modules/subjects at Red Ensign maritime training in Yachtmaster, STCW95 or Master 200/Officer Of the Watch 500.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal educational requirements to undertake this course, although all participants must be over 18 years of age.

For a commercial certificate of competence, all commercial seafarers are required to hold a valid medical certificate. These are valid for a maximum of 2 years. The most rigorous part of the medical is that of eyesight, and the MCA strongly recommends that those intending to work in the merchant navy or in a maritime career takes their medical before embarking on a long period of training.

For more information about the medical requirements, and to find an MCA qualified medic, please visit the MCAwebsite (


The cost of this course is from £690 incl VAT

We can provide a full list of local accommodation to suit all budgets. Prices start from £35 per person per night

Price: £690.00

Courses Dates:
You For group bookings or if more than six places are required then please use our contact form or call us on +44(0)1983 294088.