STCW Basic Safety Training Package


Colossal delivers the four elements of STCW Basic Safety Training as a one week training course. Each of the four modules can also be attended individually if required. Colossal is approved as a training provider by the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA). There are no formal educational requirements to undertake this course, although all participates must be over 16 years of age. Some aspects of this course are physically demanding. We therefore require all students to complete a physical declaration form.

You will leave with a good understanding of safety and emergency procedures. You will be familiar with rescue and evacuation. You will have performed crisis scenarios, handled fire-fighting equipment and learnt how to launch a life raft. This course is the minimum level of qualification for those intending to work at sea.

Standards of Training, Certification and Watch-keeping Learning Objectives:

1. STCW Personal Survival Techniques (PST) £160.00 + VAT

This course is intended to equip all persons intending to go to sea with basic sea survival skills and knowledge of sea survival principles

2. STCW Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting (FPFF) £375.00 + VAT

Types and classes of fires, prevention, hazard awareness, methods of fire extinguishment, structure of incident response team, appropriate equipment, personal safety, team support and live exercises/

3. STCW Personal Safety & Social Responsibility (PSSR) £110.00 + VAT

Types of shipboard emergencies, alarms and signals, initial actions, personal/protective safety equipment, effects of pollution, pollution prevention, safe working practices, enclosed spaces, accident prevention, harassment, individual rights, drug and alcohol awareness and dealing with abuse.

4. STCW Elementary First Aid (EFA) £130.00 + VAT

Basic, immediate response to the most common shipboard medical emergencies.


Multiple choice examination and practical assessments.

Proficiency in Security Awareness (PSA) – £60 + VAT:

The STCW Convention and Code as amended by the Manila Amendments (2010) contains new requirements regarding security training. This training is required by all personnel employed or engaged on board ships for which the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code applies.

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Upon booking individuals will receive comprehensive joining instructions and details of our recommended local hotel which offers a preferential rate for Colossal students.
Please contact us and a member of our team will be happy to assist you further.