This model course aims to meet the mandatory minimum requirements for seafarers for familiarisation, basic safety training and instruction in accordance with section A-VI/1 of the STCW code.
This syllabus covers the requirements of the 2010 STCW Convention and Code Chapter VI, Section A-VI/I. On meeting the minimum standard of competence in fire prevention and fire-fighting, a trainee will be competent to take appropriate measures to ensure personal safety and the safety of the vessel while being able to use fire appliances correctly. The trainee will also have a sound knowledge of fire prevention.
The course is open to all seafarers and prospective seafarers and should be completed prior to employment on a sea-going ship. All trainees must be certified by a doctor as being in good health.
On successful completion of the course and demonstration of competence, a certificate may be issued certifying that the holder has met the standards of competence specified in Table A- VI/1-2 of STCW 2010.
Such a certificate may be issued only by centres approved by the administration.