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STCW and Transport Canada Approved Training, and Canadian & International Offshore Training in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Established in 1996, Survival Systems Training Limited (SSTL) provides safety and survival training courses for the marine and offshore industries in Dartmouth, Canada. SSTL’s programs meet or exceed regulatory directives in oil and gas, marine, aviation and industrial sectors. SSTL delivers training on-site at its Dartmouth center, or as a satellite delivery project at the client’s premises.

Survival Systems Training programs emphasize the effectiveness of performance-oriented training and has trained thousands of employees from over fifteen hundred companies around the world. SSTL delivers two recognized standards of marine training, STCW and the Transport Canada crew safety certification, to meet the needs of vessels of different sizes with different safety equipment requirements and the needs of clients operating in Canadian or other jurisdictions.

SSTL provides specialized marine training solutions in boarding larger vessels from small boats – transfers or interdictions, yachting / offshore racing, and commercial marine activities such as tourism, film production, tidal energy, and aquaculture. SSTL also offers Canadian and international offshore training programs.

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Training Programs


STCW and Transport Canada Approved Training

Canadian Marine Courses

  • Marine Emergencies Duties A1
  • Marine Emergencies Duties A2
  • Marine Emergencies Duties A3
  • Passenger Safety Management
  • Small Vessel Operator Proficiency
  • Small Vessel Operator Proficiency & Marine Emergencies Duties (MED) A3 Combined Course - Standalone (classroom only), Standalone (theory and practical), Classroom only with MED A3, and Classroom and practical with MED A3.

International Marine Courses

  • STCW Officer Refresher (6.1, 6.2, 6.3)
  • STCW Rating Refresher
  • STCW 6.1 Basic Safety
  • STCW Basic Safety Refresher
  • STCW 6.2 Proficiency in Survival Craft other the FRB
  • STCW Proficiency In Survival Craft And Rescue Boats Refresher (PSC – R)
  • STCW 6.3 Advanced Fire Fighting
  • STCW Advanced Fire Fighting Refresher (AFF – R)
  • STCW Fast Rescue Boats
  • STCW Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boats Refresher (FRB – R)

Specialized Marine Training

  • Dockside Worker Water Safety/Survival
  • Ship Boarding and Cold Water Survival
  • ISAF Offshore Personal Safety and Survival Course

Canadian Offshore Training

Offshore Worker Courses

  • Basic Survival Training ( HUET, HUEBA, Firefighting & Abandonment or Evacuation )
  • BSTR
  • Offshore Medical
  • H2S Alive
  • Regulatory Awareness
  • WHMIS Worker Awareness

Offshore Visitor Courses

  • Offshore Flight Safety Attendant
  • Offshore Survival Introduction
  • Offshore Helicopter Safety

Offshore Emergency Preparedness and Response Training

  • Command & Control of Major Emergencies
  • Person In Charge Assessment
  • Helicopter Landing Officer
  • Helideck Team
  • Offshore Fire Team
  • Offshore Fire Team-Recurrent
  • Fast Rescue Boats
  • Offshore Survival Craft Leader
  • Offshore Survival Craft Leader-Recurrent

Technical Safety Training

  • Atmospheric Gas Testing
  • Rigger Training
  • Banksman Training
  • Confined Space Entrance
  • Fall Protection
  • High Angle Rope Rescue

International Offshore Training

Standard Offshore Courses

  • Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training (BOSIET)
  • Further Offshore Emergency Training (FOET)
  • OPITO Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (OPITO HUET)

Tropical Offshore Courses

  • Tropical Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training (T–BOSIET)
  • Tropical Further Offshore Emergency Training (T-FOET)
  • OPITO Tropical Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (T-HUET)

Other SSTL Training Programs

  • Compressed Air - Emergency Breathing Systems (CA-EBS)
  • Industrial Worker Safety & Rescue Training
  • Rotary Wing & Fixed Wing Aircraft Ditching Courses

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