Basic Safety Training – Refresher Course

Description of the course
Target group
The BST Refresh course is intended for existing seafarers who have previously completed the full Basic Safety Training course and need to renew their certifications. It is typically required for seafarers who have safety-related duties onboard vessels.
Objectives of the course
In this course the participants should gain the knowledge and skills of:
  • Survival at sea in case ship abandonment;
  • Fire-fighting techniques;
  • Elementary first aid;
  • Personal safety and social responsibilities.
Duration of the training course
The duration of the Basic Safety Training - Refresher course is 1 working day.
The price is 280 EUR.
Certificate validity
Certificate is valid 5 years.
Course contents
The Basic Safety Training Refresher course covers the following topics:
  • Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques;
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting;
  • Elementary First Aid;
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities.
Income requirements
1. Existing Certification:
  • Candidates must hold a valid Basic Safety Training certificate. This is usually the primary requirement for enrolling in the refresher course.
2. Medical Fitness:
  • Participants must have a valid medical certificate demonstrating fitness for duty at sea. This is to ensure they can perform the physical tasks required during training and actual emergency situations.
3. Sea Service Requirements:
  • Participants are required to have a minimum of 6 months of sea service. This sea service must be documented and verified to ensure that participants have practical experience in maritime operations, which is essential for understanding and applying safety procedures onboard vessels.
  • Valid identity document (passport/ID card).
Riga, Latvia
The course is complies all requirements of Sections A-VI/1-1; A-VI/1-2; A-VI/1-3; A-VI/1-4 of SCTW Code, as well as covers all subject areas recommended by IMO Model Courses 1.19 “Proficiency in Personal Survival Techiques”, 1.20 „Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting”, 1.13 „Elementary First Aid”and1.21 „Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities”.

The course is certified by Latvian Maritime Administration.
Training approaches and equipment:
During training course theoretical lessons are given using PowerPoint presentations, practical tasks are conducted using different equipment: swimming pool, life rafts, different firefighting equipment and fire-fighting simulator, etc.
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