STCW BASIC SAFETY WEEK OVERVIEW:
STCW Basic Safety Training (BST) is required, in order to work on superyachts, workboat and other commercial vessels over 200 tonnes. Some workboats and foreign flagged vessels under this size also insist on BST. Deck crew and interior staff must (by law) have attended the following five basic safety courses:
- STCW Elementary First Aid (EFA)
- STCW Personal Survival Techniques (PST)
- STCW Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting (FPFF)
- STCW Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities (PSSR)
- STCW Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA)
Bundled together these five short courses are known as STCW Basic Safety Week or Basic Safety Training (BST)
STCW BASIC SAFETY WEEK COURSE DURATION:
This 5-day course generally runs Monday to Friday The format can change but typically we run
Day 1 PSSR, PSA and Intro to FPFF
Day 2/3 Fire Prevention & Firefighting
Day 4 Elementary First Aid
Day 5 Personal Survival Techniques
The highlights of the week for most students are the Fire exercises on day 3 and the sea survival session in the pool on day 5.
Minimum age 16
BASIC SAFETY WEEK COURSE CONDITIONS:
This course is run across two venues. First Aid and Survival training takes place at our centre in Southampton. However the Fire Fighting takes place off site at Hythe near Southampton. Fire Fighting training is provided by an external MCA Approved Training Provider.
- STCW Basic Certificates for all five courses
- 5 days of training
- Full use of all teaching resources
- First Aid Manual
- Sea Survival Handbook
- Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting Manual
- PSSR Manual
STCW BASIC SAFETY WEEK OPTIONAL EXTRAS
While you are with us there is the option to dual certify and add any (and all0 of the following certificates, without having to devote any more time. Dual certification starts at £40
- RYA First Aid
- HSE Emergency First Aid at Work
- RYA Sea Survival
If you would like to add some or all of the above you can do so at the point of booking. Dual certification starts at £40.
BOOKING THE STCW BASIC SAFETY WEEK
The dates below signify the start of each 5 day week. The order in which the courses are taught is subject to change.