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STCW Basic Safety Refresher

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STCW Basic Safety Refresher


Upon successful completion of all training components, in accordance with the Training Standard, trainees will receive a Transport Canada Training Certificate.

Target Group

Marine / Maritime



1. A person must be of at least 16 years of age to take the REF-MED STCW BS course.

2. A person must hold a training certificate in MED with respect to STCW Basic Safety or equivalent under subsection 2.2 of chapter 2 of TP 4957 to take this course.

All program information, written courseware and classroom presentations, will be conducted in English.

CANDIDATES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS MAY NEED TO BRING THEIR OWN GEAR *Please check with Training Coordinator for clarifications*


- When checking in for training, please have GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO ID with you (ie: Passport or Drivers Licences, etc.)
- Shorts, T-Shirt, and Socks for all pool exercises
- Towels, shower facilities on site
- Lock for locker

PLEASE NOTE: Certificates CANNOT be issued unless valid Government issued ID has been presented on Day 1 of training for all RONC courses, including OPITO approved training.

Course activities will involve various physical activities.

Course Contents

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 is to make the trainee competent according the learning outcomes for the following modules:

-Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques (PST): To be able to survive at sea in the event of ship abandonment, in which the trainee needs to demonstrate and don a lifejacket, don and use an immersion suit, safely jump from a height, right an inverted life raft, swim while wearing a lifejacket, keep afloat without a lifejacket, board survival craft from ship while wearing a lifejacket, take initial actions on boarding survival craft, stream a drogue or sea anchor, operate survival equipment and operate location devices, including radio equipment.

-Fire Prevention and Fire-fighting (FPFF): To take appropriate measures for the safety of personnel and of the ship, to use fire appliances correctly and have knowledge of fire prevention. Theoretical and practical assessment will assess candidates performance in both of these areas.

This course is also designed to meet the requirements established by Transport Canada in the Marine Emergency Duty Training Program TP4957 second edition dated January 2015.

The course requires a minimum of 16 hours training comprised 3.5 hours of lectures and 12.5 hours of practical which includes the written and practical evaluation. The course may take longer depending upon the background and experience of the trainees.

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 Personal Survival and Firefighting and Fire Prevention, taking into consideration the learning outcomes of the relevant modules.


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20 Orion Court, Dartmouth, NS, B2Y 4W6, Canada

+1 902 482 5558

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35 Beclin Rd, Suite 101, Newfoundland, Mount Pearl, A1N 5G4, Canada

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