You will all be aware that Covid 19 is a 1918 Spanish Flu like epidemic. It can be fatal to all age groups if caught. It is transmitted by coughing or sneezing and is particularly dangerous to those over 60 and those people with underlying health conditions.
We are constantly listening carefully to the latest Government advice regarding this viral outbreak. This states that it is particularly important, that anyone showing symptoms of fever or a constant dry cough, no matter how mild, should self-isolate (including family – if any) for 7 days and refrain from social or official contact. This includes not attending any courses booked with us or any other external activity involving proximity to other people. Additionally, and in any case, close social contact, which many of our course require, is advised against.
Our duty at Western Maritime Training Ltd is to ensure that you (or your employees) and our staff attend training events that are as safe as possible within the latest official guideline’s enforcements to date.
Accordingly, and in order that we all remain as safe as possible, we are mothballing our services until Government advice changes. Covid 19 is such a generic threat to the population that running face to face training is not an acceptable risk. Colleges and Universities are taking similar action.
With immediate effect our payment portals are now closed, and no further bookings will be taken. Customers already booked to courses will be offered alternative dates as soon as the situation becomes clearer. We will still be able to offer career and qualifications advice over the telephone. Please be aware that this may be limited access to this facility at times. You will be able to leave telephone messages if we are unable to talk to you immediately.
We regret having to take this action, we have operated under the same ownership and management for 24 years continuously, providing first class and value-for-money training and education. However, the safety of you and us and all our loved ones is paramount.
We look forward to being of service to you again soon.
STCW – Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting
The Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting course forms part of the mandatory basic safety training for all seafarers.
It provides you with the essential information to understand how to minimise the risk of fires on board and to know what fire safety equipment is carried on board. You will also learn about procedures and personal safety requirements in fire situations as well as how to fight and extinguish fires on board.
Please NOTE - The STCW fire training courses will be delivered by our partner organisation STCW Fire Ltd at the Kingskerswell site near Newton Abbot TQ12 5LF. STCW Fire Ltd will issue the relevant fire certification.
Pre- Course Requirements
- Be Medically Fit - Delegates undergoing firefighting training will be required to complete and sign a confidential medical declaration to make us aware of any health problems, disabilities or injuries that we may need to take into account whilst attending this physically demanding course. Therefore delegates must feel healthy and physically fit to undertake such training.
The course contains but is not limited to;
- The dangers of fire on board a vessel
- Common sources of ignition and fire
- The fire triangle
- The dangers of combustion by-products, e.g. smoke, gas
- How fire spreads and fire containment
- Emergency installations on board - e.g detection & alarm, automatic extinquishers, pumps, lighting
- Engine room fires
- Types of extinguisher
- Flashover and backdraft
- Hose running
- Physiology of respiration
- Breathing apparatus
- Casualty handling
- Search and rescue
A mixture of theoretical classroom sessions and demonstrations mixed with practical sessions.
Candidates will use portable fire fighting equipment, fire hoses, fixed installations and breathing apparatus to tackle a number of different fire situations.
Assessment and Certification
Continuous practical assessment with full and active debriefing of exercises.
Following successful completion of the course you will receive an MCA approved STCW certificate in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (STCW A-VI/1-2).
To book, select the course you want below and click 'Book Now' on the event page.
STCW Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting Course Dates