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FMTC certified for STCW Basic Safety Training

26 August 2014

Since August 2014, FMTC has been certified by the ILT (Inspection of the Environment and Transport) to provide the STCW Basic Safety Training. The ILT ensures that the laws and regulations regarding a safe and sustainable living environment and transport are complied with. For example, training institutes that offer safety training for the offshore and maritime industry must be certified by the ILT. A separate certification must be requested for each training.

The ILT assesses the training institute on the basis of Dutch and European legislation and regulations and the guidelines from the STCW Convention of the International Maritime Organization. The main objective of the ILT with regard to maritime transport is to provide a safe and safe living and working environment for the employees on board a merchant ship. One of the training courses that must be followed to guarantee safety is the STCW Basic Safety Training.

STCW Basic Safety Training

STCW Basic Safety Training

If you choose to work on a seafaring vessel, such as a fishing or merchant vessel, or if you wish to privately use a motor vehicle that is seaworthy, you are required to follow the STCW Basic Safety Training. Working in this industry or privately using a seaworthy vessel can entail various risks. Since emergency services are often unable to be on site quickly, you are dependent on the knowledge and skills of yourself and your colleagues in the event of such calamities. It is therefore important that you are aware of the risks, so that you can recognize them and prevent any calamities. If this is not possible, it is important that you know how to act to ensure the safety of you and your colleagues.

The STCW Basic Safety Training teaches you how to act during various emergencies on board. Through theory and practical exercises you will learn about fire safety and effective fire fighting with various extinguishers on board. You will also learn various survival techniques that are applicable at sea, such as the correct launching and boarding of a liferaft and the procedures that must be followed when evacuating via a lifeboat. You will also be taught the basics of Accident First Aid on board, such as resuscitating a victim and the correct use of various medical devices.

You can follow the STCW Basic Safety Training if you are in possession of a valid seaman’s book and if you have a valid medical certificate. The STCW Basic Safety Training has a duration of 4 days, after which you will receive an official STCW certificate as proof of participation after successfully completing this course at FMTC. This certificate is valid for 5 years. If you still want to remain certified after these 5 years, you can of course follow the STCW Basic Safety Training refresher with us.

More information

Would you like to receive more information about the STCW Basic Safety Training or do you have questions about one of our other courses? Do not hesitate to contact us. Of course you can also choose to book this course directly online. You can reach us by phone on +31 (0) 85 – 130 74 61. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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