Under the STCW code, all seafarers must refresh practical skills covered in Personal Survival and Fire Fighting every five years.
While working onboard you will be involved in fire fighting and evacuation drills however, it is unlikely that seafarers have the opportunity to board a life raft or tackle a real fire. Our STCW refresher course allows seafarers to practice key skills not covered during onboard drills.
Our STCW refresher course provides the skills and certification to keep your qualifications current.
What does the course cover?
STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (2.5 days)
Refresh your knowledge on the different types of firefighting equipment found onboard a ship, including BA gear and the fundamentals of casualty recovery in a smoke-filled compartment. As part of this training, you will complete a live-fire exercise and use various fire extinguishers.
STCW Personal Survival Techniques (1 Day)
In this part of the course, you’ll get the chance to go back to the pool and get into a life raft. We’ll update you on protocol changes, techniques, and equipment since your last Sea Survival Course.
If you are working as a skipper using your commercially endorsed Yachtmaster Offshore or Ocean certificate of competence, please be aware that you must refresh your First Aid qualification. If it’s STCW Elementary First Aid, this must be refreshed every five years.
Flying Fish UK are recognised by the MCA to deliver the STCW 2010 Basic Safety Training course. The course complies with Section A-VI/1 of the STCW code.
Safety equipment, and transport to and from our training location. Training and certification.
If you choose our accommodation option, you will stay in one of our crew houses in Cowes, comfortable and centrally located, only a 5-minute walk to the centre of Cowes and our training centre. Almost all customers stay with us. Only those who live on the Isle of Wight choose to stay at home.
You must hold an existing STCW Personal Survival Techniques Certificate and STCW Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting Certificate to attend this STCW Refresher Course.
We will ask for copies of your original certificates on arrival.
Fire Fighting and Personal Survival Techniques are physically demanding and require a good level of fitness. You should hold an ENG1 Medical Certificate or equivalent to prove medical fitness.
For successful completion, 100% attendance is required, and students are expected to participate actively in all course elements.
Course briefing at our training centre in Cowes, Isle of Wight
Beginning of fire fighting theory
Tuesday and Wednesday
These two days are the fire fighting practical, giving you the knowledge and skills needed to use firefighting equipment, fire extinguishers, and breathing apparatus to reduce fire to a safe and controlled state.
One-day Personal Survival course.
The course finishes in Cowes around 17:30.
What our previous customers have to say
What an absolute honour and pleasure it was being a part of Flying Fish family for the 2 weeks I completed with them! From the professional, helpful and attentive staff to fun, laughter and memories.
Staff are amazing and so kind! Great course and great accommodation. Lovely location and an all round great friendly atmosphere.
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Seafarers are required to update STCW Fire fighting and Personal Survival every five years.
Cowes, Isle of Wight