EPIT expands its range of Electrical Safety Courses
04 April 2016
Less than a year after opening its new training facility, EPIT Group – an international leading provider of training and assessment services for engineers working in hazardous and industrial environments, is expanding its professional training portfolio.
EPIT is the first Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) approved course provider in the North-East of Scotland to offer the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) high voltage safety for operational and management level professionals.
The two courses give seafarers at operational and management level the essential education and training in HV installations to meet the knowledge, understanding and proficiency requirements as set out in STCW 2010 Table A-III/2 for electrical, electronic and control engineering at the management level and STCW 2010 Table A-III/1 for electrical, electronic and control engineering at the operational level.
The courses are suitable for both new industry professionals as well as those looking to renew their certifications according to the “Manila Amendments” to the STCW Convention. Revisions to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (the STCW Convention), and its associated Code entered into force on 1 January 2012, with a five-year transitional period until 1 January 2017.
The “Manila Amendments” to the STCW Convention were adopted at a Diplomatic Conference in Manila, the Philippines, held in June 2010, and are aimed at ensuring that the necessary global standards are in place to train and certify seafarers to operate technologically-advanced ships for some time to come.
Seafarers holding STCW certificates issued prior to 1 January 2012 will have to meet the new requirements, including new refresher training, in order for their certificates to be revalidated beyond 1 January 2017.
You can review requirements for revalidating a certificate of competency for Masters and Officers on MCA’s website:
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