Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention & Firefighting

It is mandatory for all persons working on ships to provide documentary proof of having undertaken certain STCW courses within the previous five years which includes the Fire Prevention and Firefighting training.

The course can be undertaken by seafarers who have a certificate of Proficiency in Fire Prevention and Firefighting. NB- certificates of proficiency issued under the authority of other administrators will be acceptable or Seafarers who have six months or more sea service prior to 1st August 1998 and were exempt from basic safety courses.

There is no requirement to submit a self declaration form for this course, as the elements of training permitted to be carried out on board would not significantly reduce the time of the shore based programme.

This is a practical based one and a half day course involving the correct use of breathing apparatus for search & rescue operations incorporating the extinguishment of live fires, utilising hoses, nozzles and extinguishers.

Assessment will be in the form of a final written exam and Q&A during visual observation of simulated practical scenarios.

This course is accredited by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Learning outcomes

On completion of training, successful candidates will be able to

  • Minimise risk of fire on board
  • Refresh skills in procedures, personal safety requirements and re-familiarise in ship board equipment
  • Refresh skills to fight and extinguish fire

For further information and to make a booking, please contact our friendly team:

Adele Doran - Business Development & Admin Manager
e: adeledoran@merseyfire.gov.uk
t: 0151 296 5041

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