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SAFETY FAMILIARIZATION, BASIC TRAINING AND INSTRUCTION FOR ALL SEAFARERS

Certification

Maritime Administration of Ukraine

Course level

Basic

Teaching language

Ukrainian, russian, english

Course objective

Acquiring knowledge, understanding and proficiency necessary for performing duties and carrying the responsibility prescribed by Regulation VI/1 of International Convention STCW and standard А-VI/1 STCW Code, taking into account of typical IMO Model Courses:

  • 1.19 – Personal Survival Techniques;
  • 1.20 – Fire Prevention And Fire Fighting;
  • 1.13 – Elementary First Aid;
  • 1.21 – Personal Safety And Social Responsibilities.

Course content

Survival at sea in the event of ship abandonment

  • ypes of emergency situations which may occur, such as collision, fire, foundering
  • Types of life-saving appliances normally carried on ships
  • Equipment in survival craft
  • Location of personal life-saving appliances
  • Principles concerning survival, including: value of training and drills; personal protective clothing and equipment; need to be ready for any emergency; actions to be taken when called to survival craft stations; actions to be taken when required to abandon ship; actions to be taken when in the water; actions to be taken when aboard a survival craft; main dangers to survivors

Minimization the risk of fire and maintain a state of readiness to respond to emergency situations involving fire

  • Shipboard fire-fighting organization
  • Location of fire-fighting appliances and emergency escape routes
  • The elements of fire and explosion (the fire triangle)
  • Types and sources of ignition
  • Flammable materials, fire hazards and spread of fire
  • The need for constant vigilance
  • Actions to be taken on board ship
  • Fire and smoke detection and automatic alarm systems
  • Classification of fire and applicable extinguishing agents
  • Fighting and extinguishing fires

Fire-fighting equipment and its location on board

  • Instruction in: fixed installations; fire-fighter’s outfits; personal equipment; fire-fighting appliances and equipment; fire-fighting methods; fire-fighting agents; fire-fighting procedures; use of breathing apparatus for fighting fires and effecting rescues

Taking immediate action upon encountering an accident or other medical emergency

  • Assessment of needs of casualties and threats to own safety
  • Appreciation of body structure and functions
  • Understanding of immediate measures to be taken in cases of emergency, including the ability to: position casualty; apply resuscitation techniques; control bleeding; apply appropriate measures of basic shock management; apply appropriate measures in event of burns and scalds, including accidents caused by electric current; rescue and transport a casualty; improvise bandages and use materials in the emergency kit

Complying with emergency procedures

  • Types of emergency which may occur, such as collision, fire, foundering
  • Knowledge of shipboard contingency plans for response to emergencies
  • Emergency signals and specific duties allocated to crew members in the muster list; muster stations; correct use of personal safety equipment
  • Action to take on discovering potential emergency, including fire, collision, foundering and ingress of water into the ship
  • Action to take on hearing emergency alarm signals
  • Value of training and drills
  • Knowledge of escape routes and internal communication and alarm systems

Taking precautions to prevent pollution of the marine environment

  • Basic knowledge of the impact of shipping on the marine environment and the effects of operational or accidental pollution on it
  • Basic environmental protection procedures
  • Basic knowledge of complexity and diversity of the marine environment

Observing safe working practices

  • Importance of adhering to safe working practices at all times
  • Safety and protective devices available to protect against potential hazards aboard ship
  • Precautions to be taken prior to entering enclosed spaces
  • Familiarization with international measures concerning accident prevention and occupational health

Contribution to effective communications on board ship

  • Understanding the principles of, and barriers to, effective communication between individuals and teams within the ship
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective communications

Contribution to effective human relationships on board ship

  • Importance of maintaining good human and working relationships aboard ship
  • Basic teamworking principles and practice, including conflict resolution
  • Social responsibilities; employment conditions; individual rights and obligations; dangers of drug and alcohol abuse

Understanding and taking necessary actions to control fatigue

  • Importance of obtaining the necessary rest
  • Effects of sleep, schedules, and the circadian rhythm on fatigue
  • Effects of physical stressors on seafarers
  • Effects of environmental stressors in and outside the ship and their impact on seafarers
  • Effects of schedule changes on seafarer fatigue
Entry requirements

Course is intended for all seafarers

Number of participants

maximum 18

Course duration

7 working days (primary training)