STCW10 Basic Safety Training


STCW Basic Safety Training is the standard for emergency, safety and survival training which is mandatory training for all crew working on board ships.

This is also a requirement for holders of a commercially endorsed Yacht Master Offshore or Ocean looking to work towards the MCA STCW Master Yacht 200GT (OOW 500GT). The training requirements also include masters and deck officers on workboats of over 24m and less than 500GT, but strongly recommended to be taken by all Seafarers.

Ondeck provides MCA approved STCW Basic Safety Training courses exceptionally delivered by qualified and experienced maritime instructors across the 4 modules

 PST – Personal Survival Techniques (often referred to as Sea Survival)

> Elementary First Aid

> PSSR – Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities

> Fire prevention and Fire Fighting

PST – Personal Survival Techniques 

The aim of the sea survival module is to provide seafarers with the essential education and training in personal survival techniques to maximise the chances of survival in the event of an emergency or abandonment

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 certificate in Personal Survival Techniques (STCW Regulation A-VI/1-1) 

Fire prevention and Fire Fighting

This module provides you with basic, but essential information for fire safety on board. Through a mixture of theoretical classroom sessions, demonstrations and practical exercises you will learn how to minimise the risk of fires on board, personal safety requirements in fire situations and the effective use of portable and fixed firefighting equipment including self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). 

Subjects covered in this module include:

Dangers of fire on board 

On board safety and good housekeeping practices 

Flammable materials 

The fire triangle

Common causes of ignition sources

Fire spread and Containment

Fire and smoke detection systems 

Classes of fires that may be encountered on board

Methods used to extinguish fires

Typical shipboard design features and equipment

Fixed firefighting systems commonly found on board

Fire teams and their associated equipment 

Firefighting organisation and related procedures

Self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA)

Training and drills

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

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.

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




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)

PSSR – Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities

The Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (PSSR) module provides a basic introduction to the safety, emergency procedures and accident prevention on board ships. This course also provides the new seafarer with knowledge of their responsibilities and duties while aboard or ashore as well as the working conditions, responsibilities and duty of care provided by their employer, Master and management.

Subjects covered in this module include:

Types of emergencies that may occur while on board

Knowledge of shipboard contingency plans for responses to emergencies

Personal safety equipment used in emergency situations

Training, drills and emergency preparation.

Escape routes and internal communications

Complying with emergency procedures 

Environmental awareness, protection and emergency response procedures

Safe working practices and personal protective equipment

Enclosed spaces, hot works, working aloft and other hazardous shipboard activities

Understanding orders and being understood in relation to shipboard duties

Effective verbal and non-verbal communications 

Contributing to effective human relationships on board

Importance of maintaining good human working relationships aboard ship

Social responsibilities, employment conditions, individual rights and obligations

Dangers of drug and alcohol abuse

Effects of fatigue

On successful completion of this course the student will receive an MCA approved STCW certificate in Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (STCW Regulation A-VI/1-4)

Duration:5 days in totalNo. Students to Instructor:12:1
Previous Experience:None, but some boating experience is preferable Minimum Age:16
Locations:AntiguaDates:This course is run all year round