Basic Training Refresher

Basic Safety Training Refresher

This 3-day; 22-hour course is designed for those mariners who have previously taken the 5-day; 40-hour Basic Safety Training course and require its renewal for their credential. Any mariner who successfully completes this Basic Training Refresher course, satisfies the continued competency requirements for SCTW Basic Training in Section A-VI/I, as amended in 2010; 46 CFR 11.302(e) and 46 CFR 12.602(e); AND, all the tasks from the National Assessments Guidelines found in NVIC 08-14.

  • Basic Fire Fighting
    This course is designed to assist mariners evaluate shipboard plans for fighting fires and return to their ships with new ideas for running drills. The live fire practical training is conducted at either the Washington State Fire Training Academy or at Fremont Maritime Services – India Tango, by fire fighters with years of maritime experience. Both facilities provide excellent hands on training where students combat realistic shipboard fires in controlled environments.
  • Personal Survival Techniques
    This is arguably the most critical module of Basic Training Refresher. Mariners learn, practice, and demonstrate the skills required to safely and successfully use lifejackets, liferafts and immersion (survival) suits. Practical assessments are conducted in the comfort and safety of a swimming pool allowing students to focus on the training, not the cold water.
  • First Aid & CPR
    This course is taught by experienced medical care providers. It covers basic First Aid and CPR using an AED and emphasizes the techniques and methods used at sea. By successfully completing this course seafarers are able to take immediate action upon encountering an accident or other medical emergency.
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
    Mariners review MARPOL, confined spaces, job safety and certain aspects of shipboard life.

What to bring:

For Basic Fire Fighting, Compass Courses recommends jeans/sweatpants and a t-shirt to wear under the bunker gear and a clean change of clothes. Synthetic clothing, tank tops, and shorts are not recommended. A tight seal on the facemask is required for safety – participants must be clean shaven. For Personal Survival Techniques, long swim shorts (no Speedos or bikinis) and a t-shirt are required in the pool at all times. Don’t forget a towel.

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