Certificate validity: 5 years as per the STCW 2010 Manilla Amanedments

Certification: Upon successful completion you will be awarded a certificate in STCW Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting as per the STCW2010 Manila Amendments

Prerequisites: Seafarers who have a certificate of proficiency in fire prevention and fire fighting. NB – certificates of proficiency issued under the authority of other administrations will be acceptable.

Duration: 1 Day (0900hrs – 1700hrs)

Cost: £295.00inc vat (Please note all prices include vat @20%)

Location: South West Maritime Academy, Cromhall, South Gloucestershire, GL12 8AA

Our STCW Course – Updated Proficiency in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting conforms to the STCW 2010 Manila amendments.

What is the updated proficiency in fire prevention and fire fighting?

Section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code (paragraph 3) states that ‘Seafarers qualified in accordance with paragraph 2 in basic training shall be required, every five years, to provide evidence of having maintained the required standard of competence, to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of table A VI/1-2.’

Course Content

Learning outcome

The learner is able to maintain the required standard of competence in fire prevention and fire fighting.

Learning objectives

1. Correctly use portable and mobile (wheeled) fire extinguishers on appropriate fire types

2. Correctly use hoses, nozzles and hose equipment, including:
i. Different types and sizes of hose and their connections;
ii. Different types of nozzle;
iii. Nozzle maintenance and stowage requirements;
iv. Use of foam-making equipment.

3. Extinguish different types of fi res as a member of a team using a range of equipment commonly
found on board, including:
i. Fires with foam, powder or any other suitable chemical agent;
ii. Confi ned area fi re with water fog applicator;
iii. Oil fi re with dry chemical powder/foam applicators;
iv. Extensive fires with water using jet/spray nozzles

4. Test and use BA and associated equipment, covering:
i. Principles of operation of typical BA equipment;
ii. Equipment checks on start-up and use;
iii. Gauge checks, correct team working and communication;
iv. Safe procedures (door opening, ladder use, search procedures, rescue techniques and evacuation
procedures) in reduced visibility/foam;
v. Casualty rescue (using a dummy), communication and team work in a smoke-filled environment;
vi. Fighting fire in an accommodation or engine room area in heavy smoke.

Contact us

Please contact us if you require any further information about this course or wish to book on behalf of a company:

Telephone: 01454 260130
Email: info@southwestmaritimeacademy.com

Normal office hours are (UK time):
Monday  – Friday: 08.30 – 17.00

Please be aware that online bookings will be confirmed with course joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment will be received by email.

There is a wide range of local accommodation, some of which are within walking distance of the training centre to suit everyone’s budget. For a list of local accommodation please click here.

This course contains some exercises that are physically demanding. Any candidate unsure of their fitness for such activities should consult their doctor.