Maritime courses

We offer STCW / IMO Training including Basic Safety, Proficiency in Survival Craft, and Advanced Firefighting. We also offer Transport Canada MED Training for Domestic Vessel Safety (DVS).

Contact our training locations for bookings.  

RelyOn Nutec Canada - Locations

RelyOn Nutec Canada (Formerly Falck Safety Services Canada) provides a full range of Maritime Training for seafarers working in Canadian and/or International waters.

We are approved by Transport Canada to offer STCW / IMO programs along with Marine Emergency Duties (MED) courses.

 

Maritime Training Courses:

  • STCW Basic Safety
  • STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft (PSC)
  • STCW Advanced Firefighting (AFF)
  • STCW Vessel Personnel with Security Responsibilities (VPWSR)
  • STCW Vessel Personnel without Security Responsibilities (VPWOSR)
  • MED Domestic Vessel Safety (DVS)
  • MED Small Domestic Vessel Basic Safety (SDV-BS)
  • Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP)
  • STCW Basic Safety + PSC Refresher (3 day Ratings Refresher)
  • STCW Basic Safety + PSC + AFF Refresher (4 day Officer Refresher)
  • Restricted Radio Operator (ROC-M)

 

RelyOn Nutec can provide training locally at our facilities in Nova Scotia and/or Newfoundland & Labrador along with customized offsite training options across Canada.

Our Maritime Training Approach:

We believe in creating training that is relevant and useful to our clients.

Our team has years of experience in adult education and our program delivery takes into consideration the maturity of the workforce taking our training.

We understand that training should reflect our client’s specific operations, processes, equipment and emergency procedures while providing enough new information and advice on how to improve overall efficiency and safety of operations.


If requested we will review relevant client procedures and conduct site visits to review equipment used at worksites or on vessels.

This information is used to customize our theoretical and practical exercises prior to the course.

Our training addresses provincial/federal legislation, industry best practice and client specific procedures and requests.

 

At RelyOn Nutec Canada we go above and beyond for our clients with a safety focused, flexible approach.

We are always open for training whether it is needed on evenings, weekends, or holidays.

Our team believes in minimizing traditional classroom lectures by incorporating scenario based practical training to improve learning outcomes.


Maritime Training Course Descriptions:

STCW Basic Safety


Training Overview
This 5 day course is designed to provide initial offshore training requirements for seafarers engaged in any capacity on board ship as part of the ship's complement with designated safety or pollution prevention duties identified in the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW)

This course meets the requirements of Regulation VI/1 and Tables VI/1-1 through VI/1-4 A- VI/2 of the STCW Code and meets the requirements established by Transport Canada in the Marine Emergency Duty Training Program. (Click TP 4597 for more details).  

Training Duration and Timings
Approximately 42 hours of training completed over 5 days.

Classes run from 0800 to 1630 (time can be altered if necessary). Trainees absent from any component of the program will not be issued a certification until they have completed all requirements.

Pre-requisites
Trainee must be at least 16 years of age.

For a list of current course dates view our calendar here: Newfoundland or Nova Scotia

 

STCW Proficiency in Survival Craft (PSC)


Training Overview
This four day course is designed to provide the training for candidates to launch and take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat in emergency situations, in accordance with Section A- VI/2 of the STCW Code and meets the requirements established by Transport Canada in the Marine Emergency Duty Training Program.

The Survival Craft training will prepare candidates involved in taking charge of the launching or handling of survival craft to achieve an appropriate level of competence and confidence in these operations.

This course provides an excellent combination of classroom (12 hr.) and practical exercises (16 hr.) using our modern state of the art facilities and equipment.

Training Duration and Timings
Approximately 28 hours of training completed over 4 days.

Classes run from 0800 to 1600 (time can be altered if necessary). Trainees absent from any component of the program will not be issued a certification until they have completed all requirements.

Pre-requisites
Trainees must be at least 16 years of age

For a list of current course dates view our calendar here: Newfoundland or Nova Scotia

 

STCW Vessel Personnel with Security Responsibilities (VPWSR)


Training Overview
The two day course (12.5 hrs) is intended to provide the knowledge required for seafarers with designated security duties in connection with a Ship/Vessel Security Plan (SSP) to perform their duties in accordance with SOLAS, ISPS, the Marine Transportation Security Act and the Marine Transportation Security Regulations and for all prospective seafarers before being assigned any shipboard duties with security responsibilities. 

This course meets the requirements of Chapter XI-2 of SOLAS 74 as amended, the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code and Section A-VI/6-2 of the STCW Code applicable to all SOLAS vessels, the Marine Transportation Security Regulations 

The aims and objectives of the Vessel Personnel With Security Responsibilities (VPWSR) training is to ensure those who successfully complete this course achieve the required standard of competence enabling them to be able to demonstrate knowledge to undertake the duties assigned to them under the Ship/Vessel Security Plan.

Training Duration and Timings
Approximately 12.5 hours of training completed over 2 days.

Classes run from 0800 to 1600 (time can be altered if necessary). Trainees absent from any component of the program will not be issued a certification until they have completed all requirements.

Pre-requisites
No

For a list of current course dates view our calendar here: Newfoundland or Nova Scotia


STCW Vessel Personnel without Security Responsibilities (VPWOSR)


Training Overview
The aims and objectives of this course are to ensure those who successfully complete this course achieve the required standard of competence to enable them to contribute to the enhancement of maritime security through heightened awareness and the ability to recognize security threats and to respond appropriately.

The following core competencies are to be demonstrated by trainees:

  1. Contribute to the enhancement of maritime security through heightened awareness;
  2. Recognition of security threats; and,
  3. Understanding the need for and methods of maintaining security awareness and vigilance

Training Duration and Timings
Approximately 7 hours of training completed over 1 day.

Classes run from 0800 to 1600 (time can be altered if necessary). Trainees absent from any component of the program will not be issued a certification until they have completed all requirements.

Pre-requisites
No

For a list of current course dates view our calendar here: Newfoundland or Nova Scotia


STCW Advanced Firefighting (AFF)


Training Overview
To enable course participants to learn about, understand and become proficient in:

  • Firefighting procedures at sea and in port with particular emphasis on organization, tactics and command;
  • The use of water for fire-extinguishing, the effect on ship stability, precautions and corrective procedures;
  • Communication and co-ordination during firefighting operations;
  • Ventilation control, including smoke extraction;
  • Control of fuel and electrical systems;
  • Firefighting process hazards (dry distillation, chemical reactions, boiler uptake fires, etc.);
  • Firefighting involving dangerous goods;
  • Fire precautions and hazards associated with storing and handling materials (paints, etc.);
  • Managing and controlling injured persons;
  • Procedures for co-ordination with shore-based fire fighters;
  • Preparing contingency plans;
  • Composition of fire parties and allocation of personnel to fire parties;
  • Strategies and tactics for controlling fires in various parts of the ship;
  • Fire-detection systems;
  • Fixed fire-extinguishing systems;
  • Portable and mobile fire-extinguishing equipment, including appliances, pumps and rescue, salvage, life-support, personal protective and communication equipment;
  • Requirements for statutory and classification societies;
  • Assessing cause of incidents involving fire.


Training Duration and Timings
Approximately 35 hours of training completed over 4 days.

Pre-requisites

  1. A person must be of at least 16 years of age to take the AFF course.
  2. A person must hold a training certificate in STCW Basic Safety (or equivalent as per subsection 2.2 of chapter 2 of TC Standard TP 4957) before taking the Advanced Firefighting (AFF) course.

    For a list of current course dates view our calendar here: Newfoundlandor Nova Scotia

MED Domestic Vessel Safety (DVS)


Training Overview
To enable course participants to acquire knowledge, understanding and proficiency in:

  • basic understanding of the hazards related to the marine environment and their own vessel, and of how to prevent shipboard incidents including fire;
  • the knowledge they need to raise and react to alarms and deal with emergencies;
  • providing assistance in fire and abandonment situations;
  • helping in their own survival and rescue;
  • the proper procedures for maintaining emergency equipment according to manufacturer guidelines;
  • maintaining the appropriate record-keeping procedures for safety equipment;
  • keeping passengers safe and helping them survive an emergency;
  • planning, organizing and carrying out safety drills so the passengers will be aware of safety equipment and procedures.


This course meets the requirements of Transport Canada TP Document 4957, Domestic Vessel Safety (MED DVS).

Training Duration & Timings
Approximately 26 hours of training completed over 3 days.

Pre-requisites
No

For a list of course dates view our calendar: Newfoundland or Nova Scotia


MED Small Domestic Vessel Basic Safety (SDV-BS)


Training Overview
This course was developed to comply with subsection 205 (3) of the 2007 Marine Personnel Regulations and the applicability of the course depends upon the type of voyage and the voyage class. 

Note: This course replaces the old MED A3 course.

To enable course participants to acquire knowledge, understanding and proficiency in:

  • a basic understanding of the hazards related to the marine environment and their own vessel, and of how to prevent shipboard incidents including fire;
  • the knowledge they need to raise and react to alarms and deal with emergencies;
  • an ability to provide assistance in fire and abandonment situations;
  • the knowledge and skills to help them in their own survival and rescue.


This course meets the requirements of Transport Canada TP Document 4957, Small Non-Pleasure Domestic Vessel Basic Safety (SDV-BS).

Training Duration & Timings
Approximately 8 hours of training completed over 1 day. Classes run from 0800 to 1630 (time can be altered if necessary). Trainees absent from any component of the program will not be issued a certification until they have completed all requirements.

Pre-requisites
No

For a list of course dates view our calendar: Newfoundland or Nova Scotia


Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP)


Training Overview
This program aims to provide new entrants, and those who require Transport Canada qualifications to operate small commercial vessels, with the knowledge and skills to obtain the Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP) license. The course is theoretical and does not, under Transport Canada's standard, require practical boat work.  

This course meets the requirement for minimum training of operators of commercial vessels, other than tugs and fishing vessels, up to 5 gross tonnage engaged on a near coastal, class 2 or a sheltered waters voyage, and for fishing vessels up to 15 gross tonnage or 12 meters overall length engaged on a near coastal, class 2 (including an inland voyage on Lake Superior or Lake Huron) or a sheltered waters voyage.  The course meets the requirements of Transport Canada.

Training Duration and Timings
Approximately 26 hours of training completed over 4 days.

Classes run from 0800 to 1600 (time can be altered if necessary).  Trainees absent from any component of the program will not be issued a certification until they have completed all requirements.

Pre-requisites
No

For a list of course dates view our calendar: Newfoundland or Nova Scotia

STCW Ratings Refresher (Basic Safety + PSC Refresher)


Training Overview
This refresher training course is designed to comply with the regulations and to refresh the seafarers skills in basic emergency duties through lectures, demonstrations and practical drills and exercises

The aim of the refresher training in Basic Safety and Proficiency in Survival Craft is to make the trainee competent according the BS and PSC course learning outcomes.

Theoretical and practical assessment will assess candidates performance in these areas. This training will allow seafarers to renew both STCW BS and PSC for a period not exceeding 5 years.

Training Duration & Timings
Approximately 25 hours of training completed over 3 days.

Classes run from 0800 to 1630 (time can be altered if necessary). Trainees absent from any component of the program will not be issued a certification until they have completed all requirements.

Pre-requisites

  1. A person must be of at least 16 years of age to take the REF-MED STCW BS + PSC course.
  2. A person must hold a training certificate in MED with respect to STCW Basic Safety and MED with respect to STCW Proficiency in Survival craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats (PSC) or equivalent under subsection 2.2 of chapter 2 of TP 4957 to take this course.

    For a list of course dates view our calendar: Newfoundlandor Nova Scotia

 

STCW Officer Refresher (Basic Safety + PSC + AFF Refresher)


Training Overview

As the training is primarily intended as refresher training in accordance with the Manila Amendments 2010, special emphasis will be placed on refreshing practical skills for Basic Safety; Proficiency in Survival Craft; and Advanced Firefighting taking into consideration the learning outcomes of the relevant modules.

This refresher training course is designed to comply with the regulations and to refresh the seafarers skills in basic emergency duties through lectures, demonstrations and practical drills and exercises.

This training will allow seafarers to renew MED training (STCW BS + PSC + AFF) for a period not exceeding 5 years.


Training Duration & Timings
Approximately 31 hours of training over 4 days

Pre-requisites

  1. A person must be of at least 16 years of age to take the REF-MED STCW BS + PSC + AFF course.
  2. A person must hold a training certificate in MED with respect to STCW Basic Safety (MED BS); MED with respect to STCW Proficiency in Survival craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats (MED PSC) and MED with respect to STCW Advanced Firefighting (MED AFF) (or equivalent as per subsection 2.2 of chapter 2 of TP 4957) before taking this course.

    For a list of course dates view our calendar: Newfoundlandor Nova Scotia