Engineering

We are currently seeking approval for the MCA AEC and AEC2 courses but realistically this will not be achieved before late 2020 and will keep the site updated on this activity

We do currently offer our own maintenance courses as well as the 1 day RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance course

General Fire Training

The risk of fire is present in any organisation, even in well managed businesses a fire can occur. Once started it produces heat, toxic gases and large quantities of smoke. These may rise and also spread horizontally through open doors and unenclosed stairways preventing people from using the means of escape provided. The inhalation of smoke and toxic gases has been shown to be one of the main causes of fire deaths.

A lack of confidence, knowledge and experience can lead to a fire extinguisher or other appliance being used incorrectly which can be extremely dangerous.  

Fire training at Ondeck can be tailored to your requirements no matter what industry your business is in.  If you have a building or boat, then fire safety should always be a top priority.

Subjects covered in this module include:

Understanding of the theory of fire, including the triangle of combustion and its behaviour. 

Understanding of the spread of fire by conduction, convection, radiation and direct burning.

Understanding of hazard identification and fire prevention. 

Understanding of raising the alarm, evacuation of persons and self-rescue techniques. 

Effective use of portable fire extinguishers to extinguish real fires of different classes.

Understanding of the implications of incorrect use of fire extinguishers. 

Effective use of a fire blanket on real fires.

This course will provide your staff with a general understanding of basic fire awareness including the initial actions to be taken in the event of a fire, how to prevent a fire from occurring and an understanding of the different types of extinguishers and their methods of operation, capabilities and limitations.

Essential demonstrations and practical hands on experience tackling real fires in a controlled environment will provide your staff with the confidence, knowledge and experience to use portable fire equipment including fire blankets should the need arise.

On completion of this course each student will receive an Ondeck certificate in Fire Safety and Awareness

Super Yacht Fire Team Training (Non- STCW)

Whilst drills are conducted on board your vessel in accordance with the relevant regulations you come under, these are done cold. In addition, crew are trained to STCW standard every 5 years, however, it is not often that crew are trained together as a team in a live fire environment. Ondeck can provide you with expert instructors and the facility to train you’re on board fire teams using your procedures and tactics within our hot fire unit covering exercises from casualty rescue to fighting fires with the use of hoses.

On completion of this course each student will receive an Ondeck certificate in Live Fire Team Training

Medical

At this stage we can offer the STCW Elementary First Aid but will be applying to the MCA for the MFAS [Medical First Aid] and MCAS Medical Care Aboard ship] courses along with the Updating.  We hope this may be in place late 2020

Elementary First Aid

The Elementary First Aid course module combines theory and practical training for basic first aid and lifesaving skills. The course aims to provide an introduction to the principles of first aid and details how to respond to common medical emergencies. It also meets the requirements for those requiring updates 

Subjects covered in this module include:

Types of accidents and emergencies on board that may require first aid

Methods of raising the alarm

Immediate actions when accidents or medical emergencies occur

Minimising risk of further harm

Body structure and functions

Emergency first aid equipment and its use

Priorities of treatment (Triage)

Casualty positioning and transportation

Basic Life Support (CPR)

Shock management

Bandaging

Wounds/Bleeding

Burns/Scalds

On successful completion of this course the student will receive an MCA approved STCW certificate in Elementary First Aid (STCW Regulation A-VI/1-3)

Security

PSA – Proficiency in Security Awareness

Security awareness training must be undertaken by all seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity on ships which are required to comply with the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) 1974, as amended and the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code. This course will provide the student with the necessary essential knowledge in order to contribute to the enhancement of maritime security and comply with this regulation.

Subjects covered in this module include:

Development of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code

Typical threats to the maritime transport industry 

Roles and responsibilities of relevant bodies, organisations and individuals with regard to security

Typical threats to the maritime transport industry

Company Security Officer and Ship Security Officer and identify the reporting responsibilities

The need for a Port Facility Security Officer

The need for members of the ship’s crew other than the Ship Security Officer (SSO) to have designated security duties

Access to the ship

Restricted areas on the ship

Handling of cargo

Delivery of ship’s stores

Handling unaccompanied baggage

Monitoring the security of the ship and the areas surrounding the ship

The requirements for a ship to comply with the ship security plan

Importance of participating in security drills and exercises

Measures on counter-piracy and anti-armed robbery

Recognise weapons, dangerous substances and devices that may be used to pose a threat including the damage that they can cause

General characteristics and behavioural patterns of persons who are likely to threaten security including the importance of recognising such persons

Measures for handling sensitive security-related information and communications

On successful completion of this course the student will receive an MCA approved STCW certificate in Proficiency in Security Awareness (STCW Regulation A-VI/6-1)

PDSD – Proficiency in Designated Security Duties

The PDSD security course for those with designated security duties (in practice most of the crew on superyachts) This is a 6 hours classroom based course. It is a higher level course than the PSA and holders do not need to do PSA as well

It is a useful course to have even if you dont have any current ‘designated duties’ as roles change and even crew with minor roles should have the qualification .

The training will enable the student to:

> Know why ship security is important and understand the roles and responsibilities of the organisations and individuals involved
> Understand what constitutes a security risk, threat and vulnerability to the ship, its personnel, cargo and operations
> Know the capabilities and limitations of security methods, equipment and systems
> Know how to maintain the measures in a ship security plan and related requirements
> Be able to maintain the effectiveness of security arrangements, procedures and equipment at the three security levels, taking into account their limitations.

SHIP SECURITY OFFICER COURSE – 3 DAY 

This STCW training programme provides ship’s officers with the knowledge and skills to carry out their duties as a designated Ship Security Officer (SSO), in accordance with the International Ship and Port Facility (ISPS) Code. 

Course Prerequisites

A minimum of 12 months seagoing service on vessels over 80gt or 24M is required to qualify for an STCW compliant SSO Certificate. SSO Delegates without the pre-course experience will receive an endorsed certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) which can be upgraded to an SSO qualification once evidence is obtained that the minimum sea going requirement has been reached.

Compliance

The Wavetrain SSO course is accredited by the Marshall Islands and, as such, is recognised worldwide.  It includes the 2010 Manila Amendments and conforms to Regulation VI/5, paragraph 1 and Section A-VI/5, paragraphs 1 to 4 of the STCW  Convention and Code 1978,  as amended and incorporates Proficiency in Security Awareness and Designated Security Duties laid down in Regulation VI/6 and Section A-VI/6 of the STCW Convention and Code.


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The course covers:

∙  Implementation and maintenance of Ship’s Security Plans

∙  Monitoring the ship’s security officer, security systems and processes

∙  Training and motivating company and ship personnel in the performance of security related duties

Who Should Attend

Personnel who have been, or are likely to be, appointed as Ship Security Officers under the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.

Advanced Security

Company Security Officer Course

COMPANY SECURITY OFFICER COURSE – 3 DAY (COMBINED WITH SSO)

 
This Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and UK Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) approved training programme provides shipping company officers and managers with the knowledge and skills to carry out duties as a designated Company Security Officer (CSO) in accordance with the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.


The course covers:


∙  Implementation and maintenance of Ship’s Security Plans
∙  Monitoring the ship’s security officer, security systems and processes
∙  Training and motivating company and ship personnel in the performance of security related duties
 
Who Should Attend


Company management personnel who have been, or are likely to be, appointed as Company Security Officers under the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.


Combined CSO/SSO Course Content


∙  Duties and training of a Company Security Officer (CSO) and Ship Security Officer (SSO).
∙  Understanding the ISPS Code
∙  Threats to maritime security
∙  Security measures required at each security level
∙  Ship Security surveys and assessment
∙  Planning and monitoring ship security
∙  Security training and drills
∙  Applying the Declaration of Security
∙  Overview of port facility security
∙  Dealing with stowaways, piracy and hostage-taking
∙  Identifying weapons and improvised explosive devices
∙  Security equipment and systems; capabilities and limitations

Dates 12th – 14th December 
Cost for the 2 combined courses US $995 

 
Ondeck is working with MUSC to deliver the advanced Security courses for the first time in Antigua 

MUSCs credentials in this field are second to none, with delivery by  Mr Richard Hussey who is an acknowledged subject matter expert in his field. He has a world wide portfolio of Port and ships security surveys, assessments and provision of security.

We are running the CSO and SSO as a combined 3 day course so you will receive both linked certifications 

Ship Security Officer

SHIP SECURITY OFFICER COURSE – 3 DAY (COMBINED WITH CSO)


This UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and Det Norske Veritas (DNV) approved training programme provides ship’s officers with the knowledge and skills to carry out their duties as a designated Ship Security Officer (SSO), in accordance with the International Ship and Port Facility (ISPS) Code. The course also incorporates the 2010 Manila amendments.

Course Prerequisites

A minimum of 12 months seagoing service on vessels over 80gt or 24M is required to qualify for an STCW compliant SSO Certificate. SSO Delegates without the pre-course experience will receive an endorsed certificate of Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD) which can be upgraded to an SSO qualification once evidence is obtained that the minimum sea going requirement has been reached.

Compliance

The MUSC SSO course is accredited by the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency and, as such, is recognised by every Maritime Administration in the world.  It includes the 2010 Manila Amendments and conforms to Regulation VI/5, paragraph 1 and Section A-VI/5, paragraphs 1 to 4 of the STCW  Convention and Code 1978,  as amended and incorporates Proficiency in Security Awareness and Designated Security Duties laid down in Regulation VI/6 and Section A-VI/6 of the STCW Convention and Code.

STCW10 Updating or Renewal Courses

STCW10 Updating or Renewal Courses

Seafarers who hold an existing Personal Survival Techniques (PST) certificate and Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting certificate (FPFF) are required to complete this updating training course every 5 years to maintain proficiency under the STCW 2010 Manila Amendments (STCW Section A-VI/1 and table A-VI/1-1).

Ondeck delivers both MCA approved STCW Updating courses. Each is conducted over a full day period by our qualified and highly experienced maritime instructors.

Though not mandatory for STCW, many organisations, including the RYA, require the First Aid Certificate to be updated every 2 or 3 years to remain current in their qualification. This course is also ideal for any seafarer who wishes to keep their first aid skills and knowledge up to date allowing them to remain competent and confident in applying basic life saving techniques. This would be an extra day in addition to the above

Fire prevention and Fire Fighting Updating

Under the STCW 2010 requirements for training and certification, updated proficiency training will need to be undertaken in fire prevention and firefighting every five years. Section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code (paragraph 3) states that ‘Seafarers qualified in accordance with paragraph 2 in basic training shall be required, every five years, to provide evidence of having maintained the required standard of competence, to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of table A VI/1-2.’

This is a practical one-day fire course involving use of hoses, nozzles and extinguishers, as well as breathing apparatus inside the fire unit, both in restricted visibility and hot fire conditions.

Subjects covered in this practical module include:

Use of portable fire extinguishers on appropriate fire types

Use of fire blankets

Use of hoses, nozzles and hose equipment

Extinguish fires as a member of a team

Test and use BA and associated equipment

Safe door opening procedures, ladder use, search procedures, rescue techniques and evacuation in reduced visibility

Casualty rescue, communication and team work within a smoke-filled or hostile environment

Fighting fires in an accommodation or engine room area in heavy smoke

On successful completion of this course the student will receive an MCA approved STCW Updating Proficiency in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (STCW Regulation A-VI/1-2) certificate

PST – Personal Survival Techniques Updating

Under the STCW 2010 requirements for training and certification, updated proficiency training will need to be undertaken in personal survival techniques every five years. Section A-VI/1 of STCW (paragraph 3) states that ‘Seafarers qualified in accordance with paragraph 2 in basic training shall be required, every five years, to provide evidence of having maintained the required standard of competence, to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of table A VI/1-1.’

Put simply, all seafarers who hold an existing personal survival techniques (PST) certificate are required to complete this updating training course every 5 years. This one-day course covers both theoretical and practical elements of PST.

Subjects covered in this module include:

Emergency situations such as collision, fire and flooding.

Different types of life-saving appliances carried on ships

Equipment in survival craft

Location of personal life-saving appliances

Principles concerning survival at sea.

Donning (putting on) a life jacket

Immersion suits

Safely jumping from a height into the water

Righting an upturned life raft while wearing a life jacket

Swimming while wearing a life jacket and keeping afloat

Boarding a life raft from a ship or the water while wearing a life jacket

Taking initial actions on boarding a survival craft to enhance chance of survival

Streaming a sea anchor

Recovering an injured person to a survival craft

On completion of this course the student will receive an MCA approved STCW Updated certificate in Personal Survival Techniques (STCW Regulation A-VI/1-1) 

Fire prevention and Fire Fighting

Fire prevention and Fire Fighting (2½ Days)

We can’t make you into fire fighters in just a few days but we can help you protect your vessel and crew with some exciting scenario training and real fire training. This element will give you a greater understanding of how to manage a fire, don on Breathing Apperatus while safely extinguishing any fire found. For this course we recommend you wear long sleeved tops and tracksuit bottoms and that you don’t mind smelling of smoke, all other equipment will be provided. 

Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA)

Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA) ½ day

This is included within our STCW Safety Training course or can be taken as a stand alone 4 hour course and is required by anyone working on a vessel to which the ISPS code applies 

It is required for those who don’t have designated security duties and aims to enable crew to contribute to the enhancement of maritime security, recognising threats and understanding the need for maintaining awareness and vigilance.

Cost as stand alone course US $95