MNTB Fire Courses Criteria, 1st Edition
This publication provides criteria for the development of courses to deliver training in fire prevention and firefighting (FP&FF) and advanced firefighting (AFF), alongside the updated training requirements for both FP&FF and AFF. It includes the tanker firefighting requirements, in accordance with international regulations for seafarer training.
This book aims to equip seafarers with the necessary knowledge and proficiency to carry out designated fire duties in accordance with international regulations. It is supplemented by relevant tables from the STCW Code that highlight the specification for minimum competency standards in fire prevention and advanced firefighting. The MCA and MNTB have reached agreement that the specifications described in this document will satisfy the requirements for approved training.
This document provides the criteria for the development of courses to deliver training in fire prevention and firefighting (FP&FF) and advanced firefighting (AFF), along with the updating training requirements for both FP&FF and AFF. It also includes the tanker firefighting requirements, in accordance with international regulations for seafarer training.
The specifications described in this document have been developed by the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) in conjunction with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).
The MCA has agreed with the MNTB that the specifications described in this document will satisfy the requirements for approved training. Conditions for MCA approval of short courses are contained in Annex A, which should be used in conjunction with the MCA guide to approval of regulatory training requirements.
With regard to updating training, the learning outcomes required for the fire prevention and firefighting and advanced firefighting updating course is a subset of those required for the full courses. It has therefore been agreed that Training Centres that hold current MCA approval (ie have completed MCA initial or re-approval within the last 5 years) to deliver the full programme and use the same personnel, need only submit course material for the desk assessment, and additional QA procedures if required, to gain approval to deliver this updating course. The updating course approval will be limited to the same re-approval date as the full course approval. Training Centres wanting approval to deliver updating courses should approach the Marine Office which granted the approval for the full course. Training centres that wish to offer updating training only will need to seek MCA approval accordingly. In such instances, the existing requirements for full course delivery must be taken into account, ie staff to learner ratio, facilities and equipment, and conduct of training.
Section One Introduction
Section Two Fire prevention and firefighting course criteria
Section Three Fire prevention and firefighting updating training course criteria
Section Four Tanker firefighting course criteria
Section Five Advanced firefighting course criteria
Section Six Advanced firefighting updating training course criteria
Annex A MCA approval of short courses
Annex B STCW Code:
(i) Table A-VI/1-2
(ii) Tables A-V/1-1-1 and A-V/1-2-1
(iii) Table A-VI/3
Annex C Instructor/assessor qualification and experience requirements
Annex D Specimen certificates:
(i) Fire prevention and firefighting
(ii) All four basic safety courses
(iii) Fire prevention and firefighting updating training
(iv) Tanker firefighting
(v) Advanced firefighting
(vi) Advanced firefighting updating training
Annex E Advanced firefighting updating training self declaration form
The Merchant Navy Training Board is the shipping industry’s central body for promoting and developing sector specific education, training and skills.
- Number of Pages:
- Binding Format:
- Book Height:
- 300 mm
- Book Width:
- 210 mm
- 0.2 kg
- Published Date:
- October 2015