If you are working as a Seafarer onboard a ship or are thinking or returning to sea and completed your STCW Basic Safety Training course more than five years ago then the STCW Refresher course is for you.
If you hold Personal Survival (PST) and Fire Fighting (FP&FF) then from 1 January 2017 you must have evidence of either having completed a STCW updated training course within the last five years.
The new STCW Refresher course was introduced as part of the 2010 STCW Manila amendments to the STCW convention. The changes came about because it was recognised that seafarers do not have the opportunity, as part of monthly drills, to practice tackling real fires or launch life rafts, therefore update training on these practical skills was needed
Our three day STCW Refresher Course starts with two days of Fire Fighting, followed by a day off to explore the Isle of Wight, before you complete your STCW Personal Survival update training.
The course includes all the practical skills you would have completed during your first STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting course. We will update you on the latest techniques, equipment and procedures. You will refresh both theory and practical skills needed to use fire fighting equipment to reduce a fire to a safe and controlled state. You will learn how fires at sea are caused and the precautions needed to minimise the risk to life.
The Personal Survival Course will refresh all the skills you practices five years ago. The course includes practical exercises in the swimming pool where you recap how to launch a life raft, update survival techniques and how to use the latest survival equipment.
If you are unable to complete both elements then you are able to complete Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting on one date then come back to complete your Personal Survival on another date.
- Safety equipment, training and certification.
Dates & pricing
|13/08/2018||17/08/2018||Cowes, Isle of Wight||Available|
|03/09/2018||07/09/2018||Cowes, Isle of Wight||Available|
|24/09/2018||28/09/2018||Cowes, Isle of Wight||Available|
|22/10/2018||26/10/2018||Cowes, Isle of Wight||Available|
|19/11/2018||23/11/2018||Cowes, Isle of Wight||Available|
Pre-requisite experience and qualifications
You must hold an existing STCW Personal Survival Techniques Certificate to attend this update course. Both Fire Fighting and Personal Survival are physically demanding and require a good level of fitness. You should hold an ENG1 Medical Certificate to prove medical fitness. If you have concerns over your fitness then please contact Flying Fish.
STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (2 days)
We will refresh your knowledge on the different types of fire fighting equipment found onboard, BA gear, casualty recovery in a smoke filled compartment. You will complete a life fire exercise and use various types of fire extinguishers.
STCW Personal Survival Techniques (1 Day)
You will get the chance to go back to the pool and get into the life raft. We will update you with changes, techniques and equipment since your last Sea Survival Course.
While not compulsory for those working on superyachts or commercial ships, holders of the RYA Yachtmaster offshore or Ocean Certificate of Competence who are working as an RYA Instructor are required to update first aid every three years.