Safety Classes

 

 

Basic Fire Fighting (SHLSOS-53)

(16 hours)

This course is an element of Basic Training and satisfies the following: 1)Fire Prevention per STCW table A-VI/1; 2)Fire Prevention per 46CFR 11.302(a)(2) and 12.602(a)(2) and; 3)Basic Fire Fighting training required by 46CFR 11.201(h)(2) [Basic only] and 11.201(h)(3); and 4)Fire Fighting requirements for national tankerman endorsement in 46CFR 13.201(c)(3), 13.301(c)(3), 13.401(d), and 13.501(c)(3).

 

Prerequisites: No additional prerequisites

 

Basic Fire Fighting (SHLSOS-57)

(35 hours)

This course is part of the UA Program and satisfies the following:  1)Fire Prevention per STCW table A-VI/1;  2)Fire Prevention per 46CFR 11.302(a)(2) and 12.602(a)(2);  3)Basic Fire Fighting required by 46CFR 11.201(h)(2 [Basic only] and 11.201(h)(3); and 4)Fire Fighting requirements for national tankerman endorsement in 46CFR 13.201(c)(3), 13.301(c)(3), 13.401(d), and 13.501(c)(3).  This course satisfies all the associated tasks from NVIC 08-14 for Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting: 3.2A, 3.7.A, 3.8.A, 3.8.B, 3.8.C, 3.8.D.

 

The objective of this course is to familiarize the student with the chemical process of fire, its behavior, and the various methods and equipment used to combat it.

 

Prerequisites: No additional prerequisites

 

Basic Training

(40 hours)

The Basic Training Program consists of four stand-alone courses of components outlined in Basic Fire Fighting (SHLSOS-53), First Aid/CPR/AED (SHLSOS-203), Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities (SHLSOS-359), and Personal Survival Techniques (SHLSOS-363).

 

Prerequisites: No additional prerequisites

 

Basic Training Revalidation (SHLSOS-718)

(8 hours)

A mariner who successfully completes the course will satisfy the continued competency requirements for Personal Survival Techniques and Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting in STCW Section A-VI/1, 46 CFR 11.302(d) and 46 CFR 12.602(d), provided that they have at least 1 year of sea service in the last 5 years.  The following practical assessments performed during this course have been determined to be equivalent of National Assessment Guidelines as documented in NVIC 08-14 Guidelines on Qualifications for STCW Endorsements in Basic Training: 1.14.B, 1.14.D, 1.14.E, 1.14.F, 1.14.G, 3.7.A, 3.8.A, 3.8.B, 3.8.C, and 3.8.D. 

 

Prerequisite: Basic Training within last 5 years and proof of 1 year sea service within the last 5 years

 

Basic Training & Advanced Fire Fighting Revalidation (SHLSOS-823)

(35 hours)

A mariner  successfully completing your Basic Training & Advanced Firefighting Revalidation course (SHLSOS-823) AND having been previously endorsed for Basic Training, Advanced Firefighting and Proficiency in Survival Craft, AND showing evidence of having at least one year of sea service in the last 5 years will: *Satisfy the Basic Training Revalidation continued competency requirements for Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting in STCW as amended 2010, Section A-VI/1, 46 CFR 11.302(d) and 46 CFR 12.602(d); *Satisfy the Advanced Fire Fighting revalidation requirements of STCW Code Section A-VI/3 and 46 CFR 11.201(h)(1) and 11.303(d), AND *Satisfy the Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats continued professional competence requirements of 46 CFR 12.613(b).  The following practical assessments performed during this course have been determined to be equivalent of National Assessment Guidelines tasks as documented in NVIC 08-14 Guidelines on Qualifications for STCW Endorsements in Basic Training AND satisfying the requirements for revalidation for Proficiency in Survival Craft and Proficiency in Survival Craft Limited: 1.14.B, 1.14.D, 1.14.E, 1.14.F, 1.14.G, 3.7.A, 3.8.A, 3.8.B, 3.8.C, 3.8.D, and NVIC 09-14 Advanced Fire Fighting 1.3.A, 1.5.A, 2.1.A, 2.1.B, 3.1.A, 3.1.B, 4.1.A, 4.1.B, and 4.1.C.

 

Prerequisite: Previously endorsed for Basic Training, Advanced Fire Fighting, and Proficient in Survival Craft and proof of 1 year sea service within the last 5 years

 

Combined Basic & Advanced Fire Fighting (SHLSOS-125)

(40 hours)

Successful completion of this course will satisfy the following requirements: 1.  Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting per STCW Code Section A-VI/1; 2.  Advanced Firefighting per STCW Code Section A-VI/3; 3.  Fire Prevention and Firefighting per 46 CFR 11.302(a)(2) and 12.602(a)(2); 4. Basic and Advanced Firefighting per 46 CFR 11.201(h)(2) and 11.201(h)(3); Advanced Firefighting per 46 CFR 11.303(a); and Firefighting requirements for a national tankerman endorsement in 46 CFR 13.201(c)(3), 13.301(c)(3), 13.401(d), and 13.501(c)(3).

 

Prerequisites: Must be rated

 

Crisis Management & Human Behavior (SHLSOS-138)

(7 hours)

Successful completion of this course will satisfy the Crisis Management & Human Behavior training requirements of 46 CFR 11.1105(a)(1)(iii); AND Paragraph 3 of Section A-V/2; AND the competencies of Table A-V/2 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010.

 

The training includes organizing the safe movement of passengers when embarking and disembarking, organizing shipboard emergency procedures, optimizing the use of resources, controlling responses to emergencies, controlling passengers and other personnel during emergency situations, and establishing and maintaining effective communications.

 

Prerequisites: No additional prerequisites

 

Crowd Management (SHLSOS-142)

(4 hours)

Any applicant successfully completing this course will satisfy the Crowd Management training requirements of 46 CFR 12.905, 11.1105 and the STCW Code Section A-V/2 paragraphs 1 and 2 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010.

 

It provides the knowledge and skills necessary for crowd management including controlling a crowd in an emergency, locating safety and emergency equipment on board a vessel, complying with ships’ emergency procedures, effective communications during an emergency, and demonstrating the use of personal lifesaving devices.

 

Prerequisites: No additional prerequisites

 

First Aid & CPR (SHLSOS-197)

(21 hours)

This course is part of the UA program and satisfies: (1) the Elementary First Aid per Table A-VI/1-3; (2) Elementary First Aid per 46 CFR 11.302(a)(3) and 46 CFR 12.602(a)(3); and (3) the First Aid and CPR training requirements of 46 CFR 11.201(i)(1).  

 

Students in this class learn the principles and techniques of safety and basic first aid, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) according to the nationally accepted standards.

 

Prerequisites: No additional prerequisites

 

First Aid/CPR/AED (SHLSOS-203)

(8 hours)

This course is part of the BT classes and satisfies: (1) the Elementary First Aid per Table A-VI/1-3; (2) Elementary First Aid per 46 CFR 11.302(a)(3) and 46 CFR 12.602(a)(3); and (3) the First Aid and CPR training requirements of 46 CFR 11.201(i)(1).

 

Students in this class learn the principles and techniques of safety and basic first aid, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) according to the nationally accepted standards.

 

Prerequisites: No additional prerequisites

 

Maritime Security Awareness (SHLSOS-561)

(4 hours)

This course provides the knowledge required for all personnel who are not assigned specific duties in connection with a security plan but are involved in the work of ports, facilities, and vessels.  Successful completion of this course will satisfy the requirements of 46 CFR 12.627(a)(1) and paragraphs 1-4 of Section A-Vi/6 and Table A-VI/6-1 of STCW Code, as amended 2010, for an STCW endorsement for Security Awareness.

 

Prerequisites: No additional prerequisites

 

Medical Care Provider (SHLSOS-310)

(35 hours)

This course will satisfy the STCW Code Table A-VI/4-1; the competency requirements of 46 CFR 12.619(a)(2); and the Medical First-Aid Provider training requirements of 46 CFR 11.309(a)(4)(i), 11.317(a)(3)(i), 11.319(a)(4)(i), 11.329(a)(4)(i), 11.335(a)(3)(i), and 12.619(a)(1).

 

Topics include a review of cardiac and airway management, rescuer safety, body structure, examining trauma victims and medical patients, treating head and spinal injuries, burns, musculoskeletal injuries, and rescued persons. Also included are obtaining radio medical advice, administering medication, and sterilization techniques.

 

Prerequisites: Must be rated

 

Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities (SHLSOS-359)

(4 hours)

This course is part of the BT classes and satisfies the Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities competency and training requirements of Table A-VI/1-4 of the STCW Code 2010 as amended and 46 CFR 10.302(a)(4) and 12.602(a)(4).  This course will also satisfy the renewal requirements for PSSR under STCW Section A-VI/1, as amended.

 

This course familiarizes students with the fundamental knowledge and skills of basic shipboard safety, social interactions, communication, and sexual harassment as necessary for employment aboard deep-sea vessels. This is accomplished through classroom lectures. 

 

Prerequisites: No additional prerequisites

 

Personal Survival Techniques (SHLSOS-363)

(12 hours)

This course is part of the BT classes and satisfies 1) PST competency and training requirements of A-V/1 and Table A-V/1-1 of STCW as amended; 2) continued competency requirements of 46 CFR 11.302(b) and 12.602(b) and requirements of A-V/1 and Table A-V/1-1 of STCW as amended; 3) renewal requirements of 46 CFR 11.302(e) and 12.602(e) for renewal of PST; and 4) continued competency requirements of 46 CFR 12.613(b)(3) for renewal of PSC provided there is documented 1 year of sea svc in the last 5 years. 

 

Topics include: Planning Ahead, Station Bill, Lifeboats, Inflatable Liferafts, Personal Life Saving Equipment, Survival at Sea, Signaling, Rescue Procedures, and Abandoning Ship.

 

Prerequisites: No additional prerequisites

 

Social Responsibilities (SHLSOS-465)

(25 hours)

This course is part of the UA Program and satisfies the Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities competencies to comply with emergency procedures, take precautions to prevent pollution of the marine environment and observe safe working practices of Table A-VI/1-4 of the STCW Code, as amended, and 46 CFR 11.302(a)(4).

 

Prerequisites: No additional prerequisites

 

Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD) (SHLSOS-747)

(7.5 hours)

This course satisfies the training requirements of 46 CFR 12.625(a)(1) and the STCW Table A-VI/6-2 for an STCW endorsement as Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties.

 

Prerequisites: No additional prerequisites

 

Vessel Security Officer, (SHLSOS-573)

(14 hours)

This course satisfies the training requirements 33 CFR 104.215(d)(1)(iv) and STCW Code Section A-VI/5 for an STCW endorsement as Vessel Security Officer.

 

Prerequisites: No additional prerequisites

 

The course schedule may change to reflect the needs of the membership, the industry or the national interest. Seafarers should continue to consult each monthly edition of the Seafarers LOG for the most up-to-date course schedule.

For additional information, contact the Paul Hall Center, P.O. Box 75, Piney Point, MD 20674-0075; telephone (301) 994-0010. Please note that students should check in the Saturday before their course's start date. The courses listed here will begin promptly on the morning of the start dates.

In addition, basic vocational support program courses are offered throughout the year, one week prior to the AB, QMED, FOWT, Third Mate, Tanker Assistant and Water Survival courses. An introduction to computer courses will be self-study.