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STCW
Basic Safety Training

STCW
Basic Safety Training

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The STCW Basic Safety Training is meant for all the crewmembers of a ship. For example for people that work in the commercial shipping branch, fishing branch or even in the private branch for people who possess a seaworthy ship.

Do you want to refresh your current training? Then book the STCW BST refresher.

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More information about the STCW Basic Safety Training

During the STCW Basic Safety Training you learn how to act in various emergency situations on board of a ship. The Basic Safety Training of FMTC has been approved by ILT/STCW and complies with the STCW10 Manila Amendments and it is a mandatory certificate which you have to obtain before you can have a job on board of a ship. To remain STCW Basic Safety Training certified, this training must be repeated after 5 years by following the refresher.

Course Content:

In the Basic Safety Training one will get acquainted with these skills:

  • Personal safety and social responsibilities
  • Personal survival techniques
  • Fire prevention and fire fighting
  • Elementary first aid

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FAQ

What is STCW?

STCW stands for the International Convention on Standards, Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers. STCW describes the qualification standards set by the International Maritime Organization for all crewmembers of a seaworthy ship.

What does the STCW Basic Safety Training Course consist of?

The course consists of a multitude of modules, including personal safety and social responsibilities, personal survival techniques, fire fighting and providing First Aid.

Can I take the modules separately?

No, in the Netherlands you can only take the complete STCW Basic Safety Training. It’s not possible to take the modules seperately.

How is the STCW Basic Safety Training course taught?

The STCW Basic Safety Training consists of a theoretical and a practical part.

What is the purpose of the STCW Basic Safety Training course?

The Basic Safety Training course will allow delegates to understand the dangers and risks while being on board of a ship and how to act accordingly in emergency situations. The delegate will also learn how to save themselves, provide First Aid and fight fires. At succesful completion of the course, the delegate receives a STCW Basic Safety Training certificate.

How long does the STCW certificate remain valid?

The certificate is valid for 5 years. After that, the training must either be repeated or a refresher course must be taken.

My STCW certificate is expired, what now?

You will either have to take the STCW Basic Safety Training course again or attend a refresher course. Are you uncertain whether you can take the refresher course? Please contact us via info@fmtcsafety.com or call us on +31(0)85 – 130 74 61.

Is STCW Basic Safety Training mandatory to work in the maritime industry?

Yes, it is mandatory for every seafarer to have a STCW Basic Safety Training certificate in order to work on board of a ship.

At what times does training take place?

The training starts at 7:30 a.m. and will be finished at approximately 4:00 p.m.

Is food provided for by FMTC or should I bring this myself?

Lunch is provided by FMTC. You can choose from freshly made sandwiches, snacks, soup and fruit. Tea and coffee are also available.

What do I need to bring to this course?

You will need a valid maritime medical certificate. If you have a Personal Safety Logbook and/or Seaman book, you must bring them in order to have them updated. The required safety materials will be provided by FMTC.

Note that you will be notified of all required materials in the confirmation e-mail, which you will receive after booking the course.

In which language is this course taught?

All of our courses are taught in English.

On which date is this course available for booking?

All the green dates on the calendar on the course page are available. This is a real-time display of the available dates.

At what time should I book a flight back?

We advise you to book your flight 2 hours after the end of the course, at a minimum.

Do I need a physical examination for this course?

STCW courses require a maritime medical examination.

How do I book a physical examination?

When a physical examination is required, this can be noted on the same booking form. If the course has already been booked, you can send an e-mail to info@fmtcsafety.com or call us on +31(0)85 – 130 74 61 so we can help you further.

When will I have my physical examination if I booked this through FMTC?

After the booking, you will receive a confirmation. In the meantime, a request will be sent to the doctor. The doctor will plan the physical examination. On the following work day at the latest, you will receive the confirmation of your appointment with date, time and location.

How can I book a hotel?

When you also want to book a hotel, this can be indicated on the booking form. If the course has already been booked, you can send an e-mail to info@fmtcsafety.com or call us on +31(0)85 – 130 74 61 so we can help you further.

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