BASIC SAFETY TRAINING

DURATION: 5 OR 6 DAYS
SCOPE:
This course has been designed to meet the requirements of STCW section VI/1 and is based on the guidelines of IMO Model Courses 1.19, 1.20, 1.21, 1.23 and consists of the following:

Personal Survival Techniques VI/I-I
Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting VI/I-2
Elementary First Aid VI/I-3
Personal Safety and Social Responsibility VI/I-4
Course is open to all seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity on board ship.

OBJECTIVE:
After successful completion of the course the trainee will be able to demonstrate competency in surviving at sea in the event of ship abandonment; minimize the risk of fire; take immediate action upon encountering an accident or medical emergency; comply with emergency procedures, observe safe working practices and effectively communicate with others.

COURSE CONTENT:
PERSONAL SURVIVAL TECHNIQUES VI/I-I
Introduction, safety and survival
Emergency situations
Evacuation
Survival craft and rescue boats
Personal life – saving appliances
Survival at sea
Emergency radio equipment
Helicopter assistance
FIRE PREVENTION AND FIRE FIGHTING VI/I-2
Introduction and principles
Theory of fire
Fire prevention
Fire detection
Fixed fire-extinguishing systems
Miscellaneous fire-fighting equipment
Ship fire-fighting organization
Fire-fighting methods
Fire-fighting drills
Review and final assessment
ELEMENTARY FIRST AID VI/I-3
General principles
Body structure and functions
Positioning of casualty
The unconscious casualty
Resuscitation
Bleeding
Management of shock
Burns and scalds, and accidents caused by electricity
Rescue and transport of casualty
PERSONAL SAFETY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY VI/I-4
Safe work on ship
Human relationship and contribution for good human relationship on ship
Understanding order and ability of understanding given order
Methods in emergency
Prevention for pollution of sea environment
Human relationships
The course is approved by the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Panama Maritime Authority, Merchant Shipping Directorate of the Authority for Transport in Malta and the Republic of Cyprus.