STCW Basic Safety Training
STCW Basic Safety Training (BST) is required for seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity on board ship at all levels such as deck and engine room rating qualifications, for most navigation, and all engineering certificates of competency. The course is for new entrants to the larger ships in the marine industry, or experienced mariners who have not had previous safety training, with the knowledge and skills to contain, report, and respond to a marine emergency, fight fires, abandon ship and understand the basics of workplace safety.
The STCW Basic Safety Training course is also the legal minimum requirement for anyone looking for commercial work aboard vessels over 24 meters, including Superyachts and Cruise ships. For receiving a certificate of Basic Safety Training, the delegate must not younger than 18 years, and meet the standard of competence for certificates of Basic Safety Training set out in various STCW sections. Participants will be assessed against the learning outcomes by using direct observation and oral and/or written questions as appropriate.
After successful completion of the Basic Training, certification will be valid for 5 years. With the implementation of the STCW 2010, delegates must provide evidence of having the competencies by completing refresher training every 5 years, as described in the STCW Code 1978, as amended.
Basic Training Original
Original Basic Training is a 40 hour - 5 Day course and will satisfy the following requirements;
- Basic Training per STCW Code Section A-VI/1;
- Basic Training per 46 CFR 11.302(a) and 46 CFR 12.602(a);
- Basic Fire Fighting per 46 CFR 11.201(h)(2)[Basic only] and 46 CFR 11.201(h)(3);
- the firefighting requirements for a national tankerman endorsement in 46 CFR 13.201(c)(3), 13.301(c)(3); 13.401(d); and 13.501(c)(3); and
- the first aid and CPR training requirements of 46 CFR 11.201(i)(1).
Basic Training Refresher
Basic Training Refresher is a 16 hour - 2 Day course and will satisfy the continued competency requirements of;
- STCW Basic Training in STCW Section A-VI/1, 46 CFR 11.302(e) and 46 CFR 12.602(e).
Basic Training Revalidation
Basic Training Refresher is a 8 hour - 1 Day course and will satisfy the following continued competency requirements for;
Personal Survival Techniques and Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting in STCW Section A-VI/1, 46 CFR 11.302(d) and 46 CFR 12.602(d),
provided that they have at least 1 year of sea service in the last 5 years.