Basic Safety Training (BST). STCW

Course standard:

STCW Code, chapter VI. Section A-VI/1, chapter 2 and tables; A-VI/1-1, 1-2,,1-3. 1-4

Outlined in CFR 46 § 12.602


Alternative I: The course is a 40 hour course, stretching over 5 days.

Alternative II:  E-learning.  Estimated time consumption 10 hrs, followed up with 3 days at the facilities for practical exercises.


The course is mandatory for all seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity onboard ships on the business of that they have designated safety duties in accordance to the emergency plan.

The course consists of 4 modules;

Module 1: Personal Survival Techniques, STCW table A-VI/1-1

Module 2: Fire prevention and Fire Fighting, STVW table A-VI/1-2

Module 3: Elementary First Aid, STCW table A-VI/1-3

Module 4: Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities, STCW table A-V/1-4

The course is divided into theoretical lectures, practical demonstrations and practical exercises.

Course Prerequisites:

Delegates must be over 18 years old.  He or She must produce a valid Doctors note to confirm they are in good health to order to participate in the course.  Completed STCW Crowd Management training.

What to bring:

Document to identify the Delegate.

For the practical exercises it can be advised to bring swim gear and towel.  Soft shoes to wear at the pool.