Basic Safety Training

Course Length: 40 hours
Price: $1,000

This 5-day course is required for all mariners. It is comprised of Basic Firefighting, Personal Survival Techniques, Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities, and First Aid & CPR. Students are trained and must demonstrate proficiency in all disciplines.

Basic Fire Fighting      16 hours

Provides the student with the knowledge and experience to handle shipboard fires and emergencies. The student will be instructed in the behavior of fire, prevention and suppression techniques and equipment. The student will be instructed in the safe use of respirators, fit testing of respirators, and the application of this training to firefighting and other hostile environments. This course is designed to give the student the necessary skills to minimize the risk of fire and maintain a state of readiness for combating shipboard fires. This Firefighting Course will also provide hands on training with the equipment utilized at this facility and the equipment found on various vessels operating at this facility. A trainee successfully completing this course will be enabled to react in a correct manner in the event of an outbreak of fire, to take appropriate measures for the safety of personnel and of the ship, and to use the fire appliances correctly. He will also be able to state and demonstrate that he has acquired knowledge and skills, which, in some instances, will enable him to identify and correct defects and thus prevent fire from occurring.

Any applicant who has successfully completed your 16-hour Basic Fire Fighting course will satisfy the: (1) Basic Safety Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting training requirements of Section A-VI/1 and Table A-VI/1-2 of the STCW Code and 46 CFR 10.205(l)(2); --AND-- (2) Basic Fire Fighting training requirements of 46 CFR 10.205(g) and 10.401(g)(1) for a license; --AND-- (3) Fire Fighting training requirements of 46 CFR 13.113(d)(2)(i)(A), 13.113(e)(1)(i)(A) or (B), 13.201(e), 13.301(e), 13.401(d) or 13.501(e) for any tankerman endorsement.

Personal Survival Techniques      12 hours

A trainee successfully completing this course will be able to react in a correct manner during emergency situations, take measures appropriate to his/her own survival and to the survival of others, and use survival equipment correctly. He/She will also acquire knowledge which in some instances will enable him to identify and correct defects and thereby prevent emergencies. Proper donning of a Coast Guard Approved lifejacket and immersion suit. Properly jumping into the water from a height while wearing a Coast Guard approved lifejacket. Properly jumping into the water from a height while wearing a Coast Guard Approved immersion suit. Swimming while wearing a Coast Guard approved lifejacket and righting an inverted Coast Guard approved liferaft. Keeping afloat in water without the aid of a lifejacket or an immersion suit. Jumping into the life raft from a height while wearing a PFD and Boarding a life raft without assistance

Any applicant who has successfully completed your 12-hour Personal Survival Techniques course will satisfy the Personal Survival Techniques training requirements of Section A-VI/1 and Table A-VI/1-1 of the STCW Code and 46 CFR 10.205(l)(1).

Personal Safety and Social Responsibility      4 hours

Due to the vastly different environment on a ship as compared to ashore, this course is designed to prepare new recruits for a life at sea. Working on a ship can be hazardous occupation for the uninitiated. This course will give new seafarers an insight into the various elements of a ship and working procedures on board so that they adjust to the shipboard environment, and are better prepared to cope with any unforeseen circumstances. To that extent this course is planned to make their transition from a shore to a sea career smooth and give some knowledge of ship's working before they actually step on board a ship.

The Lectures are presented in a practical way, concentrating on real life experiences supported by video footage. Personal Safety Equipment, Posters and Equipment are available to assist Delegates in their learning. The Course Structure takes delegates through the requirements imposed by a life at sea from the securing of a Sea going post through signing on and daily life on board. The Course considers the following main competencies:

  1. Compliance with Emergency procedures
  2. Prevention of pollution in the marine environment
  3. Safe Working Practice
  4. Communication skills and the understanding of orders in relation to shipboard duties
  5. Contribution to human relationships on board ship

Any applicant who has successfully completed your 4-hour Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities course will satisfy the Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities training requirements of 46 CFR 10.205(l)(4) and Section A-VI/1 and Table A-VI/1-4 of the STCW Code.

First Aid /CPR (Basic Safety Training)      8 hours

Students in this class learn the principles and techniques of safety and basic first aid, automatic external defibrillator (AED) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) according to the accepted standards of the American Red Cross. Successful students are awarded a certificate from the American Red Cross. This course also provides classroom training to those mariners seeking to complete basic first aid and CPR training to meet the requirement for issuance of an original USCG Merchant Mariner’s license or satisfy the Elementary First Aid training requirements of STCW – 95 Basic Safety Training (BST).
The following subject areas are covered:

  1. Position Casualty
  2. Apply Resuscitation Techniques
  3. Control Bleeding
  4. Apply Appropriate Measures of Basic Shock Management
  5. Apply Appropriate Measures in Event of Burns And Scalds, including Accidents Caused by Electric Current
  6. Rescue and Transport a Casualty
  7. Improvise Bandages and Use Materials in Emergency Kit

Any applicant who has successfully completed your 8-hour First Aid & CPR course will satisfy the Basic Safety - Elementary First Aid training requirements of Section A-VI/1 and Table A-VI/1-3 of the STCW Code and 46 CFR 10.205(l)(3); AND if presented WITHIN ONE YEAR of the date of training, the First Aid & CPR training requirements of 46 CFR 10.205(h)(1)(ii) and 10.205(h)(2)(iii) for original issuance of a license.

Course Tools Required

A clear mind ready to learn and retain a large volume of information.
Paper and pencil for note taking
A swimming suit for the last day

Basic Safety Training