Basic Safety Training (STCW)

The STCW Basic Safety Training is a four-day training that is intended for employees who are going to work in shipping. Everyone who works or wants to work on board a seagoing ship must be in possession of a Basic Safety Training certificate. During this training, seafarers learn the basic safety skills they need to board a seafaring ship.

This course is certified by the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) under institute code NL021.

Are you interested in this training? Use the ‘Book direct’ button to view the schedule and book the training.

The training consists of the modules Personal Survival Techniques, Elementary First Aid, Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities and Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting. The following topics are covered in theory:

  • survival techniques;
  • fire safety and fire fighting;
  • first aid;
  • work safely;
  • social responsibilities.

In addition, the following practical components are provided in this Basic Safety Training:

  • exercise with personal and group rescue equipment;
  • maintenance of safety equipment;
  • firefighting exercises with firefighting equipment / compressed air and the use of the required extinguishing agents;
  • drills related to emergency procedures;
  • first aid and resuscitation.

Class times:
On the first day, participants are expected to register at 7:45 am. The other training days start at 8.30 a.m. All training days will end around 4 p.m., provided that no additional training sessions or an inspection have been booked.

The training is given in English as a standard. On request, the training for groups can be organized in a different language. It is possible to hire an interpreter via STC-KNRM.


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