STCW Courses

Compass Sea School Ltd is an approved Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) training centre for the delivery of STCW Convention and Code for Basic Safety Training. The Standard of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) code requires all seafarers to receive familiarisation and basic safety training or instruction in accordance with section A-VI/1. Awareness of safety procedures, the safety equipment available, employment conditions and the working environment on board a merchant vessel are all covered in this training.

Our centre provides all of the 4 modules for the STCW scheme: Personal Survival Techniques (PST), Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (PSSR) Elementary First Aid (EFA) and Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (FPFF) training.
This 1 day course covers both theoretical and practical elements and teaches the actions to be taken by individuals to protect themselves in the event of ship abandonment and emergency situations. It includes a practical swimming pool session using lifejackets, liferaft drills and jumping from a height into water.
This 2 day course covers both theoretical and practical elements and covers:
Appreciation of the hazards involved in fire at sea
Fire prevention precautions to be taken
Fire detection and means of raising the alarm
Initial 'First Aid' actions on discovery of a fire
The duties of members of a fire party and the equipment used
Practical fire fighting exercises in realistic scenarios
This 1 day course is a good mixture of theory and practical sessions covering basic first aid and Basic Life Support skills. You will develop knowledge, understanding and practical competence where appropriate in:
Assess the needs of the casualty and threats to own safety
Primary and Secondary Surveys
Adult basic life support and resuscitation techniques
Positioning of casualty
Major bleeding; control of bleeding; applying wound dressings; internal bleeding
Shock Management
Effects of Cold Shock and Hypothermia
This course covers training in safety procedures, accident prevention and familiarises new seafarers with employment and working conditions aboard a ship. An interactive course delivered by our experienced commercial skippers lends itself to a thorough insight into living and working aboard
Personal Survival Techniques
Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
Elementary First Aid
Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
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Compass Sea School Ltd
The South West's Premier Powerboat and Shorebased Training Centre, Portishead Marina, Bristol, BS20 7AN
Telephone: 01275 390524 Mobile: 07788 185382
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