Basic Training (BT) Refresher STCW 2010 (Entire Program)


The Basic Safety Training course is a 3-day course that includes theory and practical hands-on training and assessment for the following four modules of STCW A-VI/1-1 to 1-4. The four modules can be taken together over 3 days or broken into individual modules as listed below.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of Basic Fire fighting Refresher, the student will be able to:

  • Properly don a fire suit
  • Properly don and use a self-contained breathing apparatus
  • Use portable fire extinguishers to extinguish small fires
  • Extinguish extensive fires with water using jet and nozzle sprays
  • Advancement of a hose team with the team leader giving commands
  • Entering a smoke filled internal space with SCBA and extinguish fire with a fire hose
  • Properly entering a watertight door with a fire behind door
  • Rescuing a victim (165lb mannequin) from a smoke-filled room wearing an S.C.B.A.
  • Taking immediate action upon encountering an accident or medical emergency
  • Perform an emergency drill following a station bill
  • Identify what extinguishers to use on what class fire
  • Properly ventilating a fire
  • Correctly overhauling a fire

Upon completion of First Aid and CPR Refresher, the student will be able to:

  • Assessment of needs of casualties and threats to own safety
  • Appreciation of body structures and functions
  • Position casualty
  • Apply resuscitation techniques
  • Control bleeding
  • Basic shock management
  • Measures to take in the event of burns, including chemical and electrical
  • Moving a casualty
  • Bandaging and use of material in an emergency kit

Upon completion of Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities Refresher, the student will be able to:

  • Comply with emergency procedures
  • Take precautions to prevent pollution of the marine environment
  • Observe safe work practices
  • Understand orders and be understood in relation to shipboard duties
  • Contribute to effective human relationships on board ship
  • Understand and take necessary actions to control fatigue

Upon completion of Personal Survival Techniques Refresher, the student will be able to:

  • Don a lifejacket
  • Don and use an immersion suit
  • Safely jump from a height into the water
  • Right an inverted liferaft while wearing a lifejacket
  • Swim while wearing a lifejacket
  • Board a survival craft from ship and water while wearing a lifejacket
  • Take initial actions on boarding survival craft to enhance chances of survival
  • Stream a drogue or sea anchor
  • Operation survival craft equipment
  • Operate location devices, including radio equipment

Additional Information

Course Length: 24 hours

Course Price: $600

Course Required By: United States Coast Guard

Reference: Successful completion of these courses will satisfy the training requirements of Section A-VI/1 and Tables A-VI/1-1,A-VI/1-2, A-VI/1-3, and A-VI/1-4 of the STCW 2010 Code as well as 46 CFR 11.302(d), 12.602(d),11.302(a)(3), 12.602(a)(3), 11.201(i)(1), 11.302(a)(4), 12.602(a)(4), 11.302(e), 12.602(e).

Prerequisites: These courses are intended as basic training for seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity on board ship as part of the ship’s complement with designated safety duties in operation of the ship and have previously held an STCW endorsement. There are no particular educational requirements. All trainees must be certified by a doctor to be in good health.

Written Exam: A passing score on all written exams is required. Students who fail to do so will undergo remediation and are allowed one retest. A second failure requires repeating the course before they may test again. Students must satisfactorily perform hands-on evolutions as required by USCG.

Location: Only offered at our Lafayette location. (First Aid/CPR and PSSR also offered at our Houston location.)

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