Personal Survival Techniques
CLASSIFICATION OF TRAINING FOR
PERSONAL SURVIVAL TECHNIQUES
STCW CODE A-VI/1-1
This course aims to provide the training for learners to provide personal survival techniques on board ship, in accordance with Section A-VI/1-1 of the STCW Code.
This syllabus covers the requirements of the STCW Convention Chapter VI, Section A – VI/1, Table A-VI/1-1. On meeting the minimum standards of competence in personal survival techniques, a learner will have the knowledge and skills to work within a shipboard team. He or she will understand the basic instructions and be sufficiently aware of his or her roles in order to contribute to survival
This course is designed to equip the itinerant first time seafarer with the necessary skills and knowledge to fit into the safety systems of the vessel and company. They will be sufficiently familiar with these systems and will also be aware of where to access additional information to broaden this basic knowledge
On successful completion of the course and demonstration of competence, a document may be issued certifying that the holder has met the standards of competence specified in Table A-VI/1-1 of the STCW Code.