STCW FRB Updating


Course Code: OE1EC229


Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre

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Course Overview

Update your training certification for Fast Rescue Boats (FRB) with this STCW course. Under the STCW 2010 requirements for training and certification, updated FRB proficiency training needs to be undertaken every five years. This course provides the essential education and training set out in Table A-VI/1-2, with assessment carried out by direct observation and oral questioning.


Entry Requirements

Before embarking on this course candidates must hold a current STCW FRB Certificate, which must be brought to the course as evidence.

Those wishing to reduce the training time using a Route 1 self-declaration for on-board training requirement form (Annex E (iii))  must have this completed and signed at the start of the course. This self declaration includes the following:

  • take charge of a fast rescue boat during launch
  • take charge of a fast rescue boat after launch

Delegates unable to make this declaration will need to complete the whole day.

Career Options and Progression

The STCW FRB course is a required certificate for vessels carrying FRBs and may be a requirement of employment, or increase your employability.

Assessment Methods

Following successful completion of this course, you will be able to:  

  • carry out routine maintenance procedures for FRB
  • carry out pre-use checks of FRB
  • carry out PPE checks for crew and self
  • brief crew for recovery duties
  • undertake recovery of a casualty from the water
  • capsize a FRB in a controlled environment
  • undertake righting of a FRB
  • re-board a FRB

Teaching and Learning Methods

This 1 day course comprises 20% theory and 80% practical training, using the environmental pool and fast rescue davit and boats.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

This course has no industry placement and no field trips.  

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

There are no additional costs for this course. The dress code for the theory element is smart/casual; the majority of the course is of a hands-on, practical nature.

You will also need to bring:   

  • a change of clothes  
  • waterproof clothing (the College does have a limited supply or you can bring your own)  
  • safety boots/Wellingtons  
  • cotton overalls (the College does have a limited supply or you can bring your own)  
  • a personal wash kit  
  • swimwear and a towel  
  • if your shoe size is smaller than 4 or greater than 12 – a clean pair of old trainers that you’re prepared to get wet   
  • photographic proof of your identity, such as a passport or UK driving licence (compulsory to attend the course)

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

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