Blog: What is STCW basic safety training and who needs it?

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At Clyde Training Solutions we get a lot of questions about STCW so we decided to put this article together to help explain what it’s all about.

STCW training is a legal requirement for anyone working at sea on board commercial vessels such as offshore fleet, tankers, ferries and passenger vessels. Once you complete the training you will receive an internationally recognised certificate that will need to be renewed every five years.

The minimum training consists of four courses – 

STCW Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention
STCW Personal Survival Techniques
STCW Elementary First Aid
STCW Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities

There are many training centres that provide STCW basic safety training including our centre of excellence right here in Glasgow. Each course can be booked individually or you can complete the training all in one go with a block booking.

We also provide refresher training for those who already hold a certificate which can also be booked individually or as a block.

STCW 2010 BASIC SAFETY TRAINING

STCW Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention
STCW Advanced Fire Fighting
STCW Personal Survival Techniques
STCW Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities
STCW Elementary First Aid
STCW Medical First Aid
STCW Medical Care Onboard Ship
STCW Proficiency for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties
STCW Proficiency in Maritime Security Awareness  
STCW Crowd Management on Passenger Ships
STCW Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats
STCW Boatmasters Fire Fighting
STCW Tanker Fire Fighting

STCW 2010 REFRESHER TRAINING

STCW 2010 Refresher Training (Block)
Updated Proficiency in Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention
Updated Proficiency in Advanced Fire Fighting
Updated Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques
Updated Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Crafts & Rescue Boats
Updated Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats
STCW Medical Care Onboard Ship Refresher

Whether you’re looking to undertake STCW basic safety training for the first time or your current certificate is ready to expire we’re the one-stop shop for all your training needs.  Take a look at our course calendar and book in for the next available date.