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Chapter VI - Emergency, occupational safety, medical care and survival functions
33.
 
 
1.  All persons employed or engaged on a sea - going ship, other than passengers shall before being assigned to shipboard duties receive approved familiarization training and instructions in accordance with paragraph 1 of section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code and shall meet the appropriate standard of competency therein.
 
 
2. Seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity on board ship on the business of that ship as part of the ships complements with designated safety or pollution prevention duties in the operation of the ship shall before being assigned to any shipboard duties, receive appropriate approved basic training or instructions in - 
 
 
(i) personal survival techniques as set out in table A-VI/1-1 of the STCW Code 
(ii)
Fire prevention and fire fighting as set out in Table A-VI/1-2 of the STCW Code 
(iii)
elementary first aid as set out in Tale A-VI/1-3 of the STCW  Code; and 
(iv)
personal safety and social responsibilities as set out in Table A-VI /1-4 of the STCW Code.
 
 
3. On satisfactory completion of each of the approved basic safety training, an appropriate certificate shall be issued to the seafarer.
 
34.  
 
1. Every candidates for a certificate of proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats shall-
 
(a)
be not less than 18 years of age on the last date prescribed for receipt of application;
(b)
have approved sea-going services of not less than one year or have attended an approved training  course and have approved sea going services of not less than six months;
(c)
attend an approved training course and meet the standard of competence for certificates of proficiency  in survival craft and rescue boats sit out in section A-VI/2, paragraphs one to four of the STCW Code;
(d)
on satisfactory completion of the approved training course and demonstration of competence to the task, duties and responsibilities set out in Table A-VI/ 2-1 of the STCW Code, be issued with an appropriate certificate. 
2. Every candidate for a certificate of proficiency in fast rescue boats shall 
 
(i)
be the holder of a certificate of proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats;
(ii)
have attended an approved training course;
(iii)
meet the standard of competence for certificate of proficiency in fast rescue boats set out in section A-VI/2, paragraphs 5 to 8 of the STCW Code; and 
(iv)
on satisfactory completion of the approved training course and demonstration of competence to undertake the task, duties and responsibility set out in Table A-VI/2-2 of the STCW Code, be issue with an appropriate certificate.
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35.  
 
1.
Seafarers designated to control fire -fighting operation shall have successfully completed advanced training in technique for the fighting fire with particular emphasis on organisation, tactics and command in accordance  with the provisions of section A-VI/3 of the STCW Code and shall meet the standard of competency therein.
2.
On satisfactory completion of advance training in techniques for fighting fire and demonstration of competence to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities set out in Table A-VI/3 of the STCW Code, and appropriate  certificate shall be be issued to the seafarer.
 
36.  
 
1.
Seafarers designated to provide medical first aid on board ship shall complete and approved training programme and meet the standard competence in  medical first aid specified in section A-VI/3, paragraph 1 to 3 of the STCW Code. On satisfactory completion of the approved training and assessment programme in medical first aid and demonstration of competence to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities set out  in Table A-VI/4-1 of the STCW Code, and appropriate certificate shall be issued to the seafarer.
2.
Seafarer designated to take charge of medical care on board ship shall complete an approved training and assessment programme and meet the standard of the competence in medical care as specified in section A-VI/4, paragraph 4 to 6 of the STCW Code.
 
 
On satisfactory completion of the approved training and assessment programme in medical care and demonstration of competence to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities set out in Table A-VI/4-2 of the STCW code, an appropriate certificate shall be issued to the seafarer.
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