STCW requires all seafarers to receive basic safety training or instruction in accordance with section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code. The minimum requirements for familiarisation and basic safety training are contained within the Basic Safety Training Week (BSTW) and meet the appropriate standard of competence. The components of BSTW are also a requirement for holders of a commercially endorsed Yachtmaster Offshore or Ocean looking to work towards the MCA STCW Master Yacht 200GT (OOW 500GT). The training requirements also include Masters and deck officers on workboats of over 24m and less than 500GT.
Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
A classroom-based course covering basic induction training in safety procedures and accident prevention, it also familiarises novices with the employment conditions and working environment on board.
Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
Outlines precautions for minimising the risk of fire, the causes of fires and how to extinguish them. Also practical training using fire fighting equipment and breathing apparatus to extinguish various types and sizes of fires.
Personal Survival Techniques
Teaches the actions to be taken by individuals to protect themselves in emergency situations and includes practical training using life jackets and inflatable life rafts.
Elementary First Aid
A combination of theory and practical training for basic first aid and life-saving skills.
Proficiency in Security Awareness
Providing knowledge, understanding and proficiency to personnel intending to work on ships who will not have any designated security duties.
The aim of the course is to give seafarers the essential education and training in Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid and Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities, with an additional Proficiency in Security Awareness
Classroom-based and on-the-job training to accommodate a wide range of safety subjects such as:
Emergency First Aid at Work (1, 2, and 3-day courses), PASMA (Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association) training and certification for working at height and towers training, ICATS (Industrial Coating Applicator Training Scheme) training and certification of industrial surface preparation and coating operatives, Abrasive Wheels, Entry Into Enclosed Space, Confined Space Rescue, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH), Dropped Objects, Electrical Isolations, Electrical Safety, Hand Arm Vibration (HAVs), Manual Handling, Mechanical Isolations, Permit to Work, Rescue at Height, Safety Awareness, Slips, Trips and Falls, Task Risk Assessment, Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Air and Sea, Working at Height