Updated STCW Basic Safety Training
- Course Type:
- Updated STCW Basic Safety Training Week (Package)
- Training School:
- Flying Fish UK
- Cowes, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
- 5 days
STCW Basic Safety Training – 1 week
To work on a superyacht you must attend STCW Basic Safety Training as a minimum. If your aim is to become a professional skipper this five day course is an essential part of your training. Flying Fish UK is approved by the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) to deliver the five elements of STCW Basic Safety Training.
Flying Fish Australia delivers STCW courses under the authority of the Solomon Islands.
STCW Basic Safety Training
The Basic Safety week consists of five elements:
1. STCW Personal Survival Techniques
Sometimes described as 'Sea Survival' this module covers survival suits, hypothermia, life rafts, basic actions in emergency, etc. It includes a wet drill in the swimming pool where you practise the launch of a liferaft and associated survival skills.
2. STCW Elementary First Aid
Basic, immediate, and emergency response to the most common shipboard injury emergencies, including CPR.
3. STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
Types and classes of fires, prevention, hazard awareness, methods of fire extinguishment, structure of incident response team, appropriate equipment, personal safety, team support, and live exercises.
4. STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (PSSR)
Types of shipboard emergencies, alarms and signals, initial actions, personal/protective safety equipment, effects of pollution, pollution prevention, safe working practices, enclosed spaces, accident prevention, sexual harassment, individual rights, drug and alcohol awareness, and prevention of abuse.
5. STCW Proficiency in Security Awareness
Contributing to maritime security through heightened awareness, recognition of security threats, understanding the need for, and methods of maintaining, security awareness and vigilance.
Safety and emergency procedures
You will leave with a good understanding of safety and emergency procedures. You will be familiar with rescue and evacuation. You will have practised crisis scenarios, handled fire fighting equipment and launched a life raft. You will have a thorough understanding of how to perform as a professional mariner with an awareness of today's threats to security on board.
The course takes place at Cowes, Isle of Wight, yachting capital of England. Accommodation is available at Point Cottages from 15.00 on the start date.
For more information about Cowes and your accommodation, use the Destinations link in the top menu.
Powerboat Level 2
We recommend that you book RYA Powerboat Level 2 in addition to Basic Safety Training. This two day course is available as an optional add-on.
From January 2017 if you are serving on board you must either have completed Basic Safety Training or revalidated your certificate within the last five years. Full details of the revalidation process are contained in the MCA MIN 469 which is available as a download on this page.