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STCW 95 – Basic Safety Training

Course Details

This course is designed to meet the basic training requirements for all persons intending to go to sea on merchant and fishing vessels and complies with STCW ‘95 A-V1/1-1 to 1-4.

STWC 95 Basic Safety Training in Houston, Texas

A STCW 95 Basic Safety Training course provides all required elements of STCW 95 Basic Safety Training delivered in both theoretical and practical modules. This is a requirement for all seafarers employed in any capacity onboard ships. 

ABC Safety Solutions offers and conducts the best STCW 95 Basic Safety Training in Houston, Texas.

Basic Safety Officer on a ship

What Does STWC mean?

STWC, or Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, is a set of protocols that are used to help ensure the safety of seafarers traveling on international waters. This protocol was developed by the International Maritime Organization and consists of various requirements and standards related to training, certification, and conduct.

STCW 95 refers specifically to the most recent version of these standards published in 1995 after several years of revisions and updates. By adhering to STCW 95, employers and shipping companies can help ensure that their crews are properly trained for the varied challenges they may face at sea. Additionally, it helps give peace of mind to families and friends who worry about their loved ones out on the open ocean.

Overall, STCW 95 is an essential tool that ensures crew safety and confidence in maritime travel.

For whom does STCW 95 – Basic Safety Training For?

STCW 95 – Basic Safety Training is required for all seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity on board ships subjected to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1995 (STCW 95).

The STCW 95 Convention sets out the minimum standards of competence required by seafarers in order to perform their duties safely and effectively. By seafarers, it meant those working on board passenger ships, cargo ships, oil tankers, chemical tankers, liquefied gas carriers and other types of vessels.

STCW 95 – Basic Safety Training covers four main areas: personal survival techniques, fire-fighting, elementary first aid and personal safety and social responsibilities. The training aims to ensure that seafarers have the necessary skills and knowledge to deal with emergencies at sea.

Seafarers who successfully complete STCW 95 – Basic Safety Training will be issued with a certificate of competence valid for five years.

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Learning Outcomes of STCW 95 – Basic Safety Training

After completing the STCW 95 – Basic Safety Training course, you can expect to gain valuable skills and knowledge.

  • You will learn about basic safety procedures for working on commercial ships, including responding effectively in emergency situations and staying safe while performing common maintenance tasks.
  • You will gain experience using various types of protective equipment and working in hazardous environments, such as on deck in rough weather conditions or confined spaces filled with toxic fumes.
  • You will develop the communication and teamwork skills necessary for effective crew coordination through interactive training exercises and role-playing scenarios.

Overall, these learning outcomes make the STCW 95 – Basic Safety Training course an essential first step for anyone looking to start a career as a seafarer.

How is the STCW 95 – Basic Safety Training Evaluated?

There are four ways in which the STCW 95 – Basic Safety Training can be evaluated.

The first is a written exam, which tests your knowledge of the material covered in the course.

The second is a practical exam, in which you are required to demonstrate your ability to perform various safety-related tasks.

The third is an oral exam, in which you will be questioned about the material covered in the course.

Finally, you will be required to complete a project, which will test your ability to apply what you have learned in the course to a real-world situation.

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STCW 95 – Basic Safety Training Certifications

Basic Safety Training (STCW 95) is a set of four certificates required by mariners who want to work on commercial vessels, including:

  • Personal Survival Techniques (PST)
  • Fire Fighting (FF)
  • Elementary First Aid (EFA)
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (PSSR)

STCW 95 was created in 1995 by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to standardize safety training for mariners worldwide. Maritime training organizations can offer STCW95 courses.

All four courses must be completed before a mariner can apply for their first job on a vessel. However, it is essential to note that STCW 95 is not a license or certification to operate a vessel. It is simply a way to ensure that all mariners have the necessary skills and knowledge to work safely on a vessel.

For more information about STCW 95, please contact your local maritime training organization.

STCW 95 – Basic Safety Training Cost

ABC Safety Solutions is proud to offer this essential training at an affordable price. Our experienced instructors will ensure that you’re well-prepared for any situation, giving you the confidence to work safely at sea. Contact us today to learn more about our STCW 95 – Basic Safety Training course.

STCW 95 – Basic Safety Training Location

ABC Safety Solutions conduct the STCW 95 Basic Safety Training in its facility located at

2313 W. Sam Houston Parkway N., Suite 141, Houston, TX. The experienced instructors at this location are dedicated to helping students develop vital safety skills that can save lives at sea individually and as part of a team effort.

Whether you’re just starting out your career in maritime work or looking to refresh your existing knowledge, the STCW 95 Basic Safety Training course at this facility is an excellent option for anyone looking to stay safe while working on the open ocean. So if you’re ready to take your role as a mariner more seriously, be sure to check out the STCW 95 Basic Safety Training course today!

Course Content

The syllabus focuses on:

  • Elementary first aid
  • Fire prevention and fire fighting
  • Personal safety and social responsibilities
  • Personal survival techniques
  • Water survival – SWET/HUET (METS available on request)

Duration

5 days

Prerequisites

None

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