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Old 22 September 2009, 08:45   #1
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stcw 95 elementary first aid

I need to do all the basic STCW 95 courses to work on larger vessels. In regard to the first aid, I did a Red Cross eight hour course in order to revalidate my powerboat instructor ticket. Is this course valid for stcw or do I need to do specific course that is titled and certified as STCW.

thanks for all your help I find this all very confusing

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Old 22 September 2009, 10:25   #2
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Old 22 September 2009, 10:33   #3
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Basically to work at sea you need certain basic training this is international legislation that comes from the UN and is called Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers (STCW),

So you will need to complete approved training courses that have STCW95 written on the certificates.

You need;

Personal Survival Techniques
Personal safety and social responsibilities
Elementary first aid
Basic firefighting and fire prevention

Most training providers do this training as a one week course costing about 600 or so.
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Old 22 September 2009, 13:22   #4
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thanks guys for the feedback, as I thought but worth checking out. This site is a wealth of knowledge. I have been recommended to do the courses with Red ensign (sorry Doug you have had enough cash off me this season, see you in march for YM). The courses happen to fit around the dates I am free from work. They are significantly cheaper then UKSA and the like, any feedback from the forum more then welcome.

thanks once again Ben.
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