To help employers ensure compliance, ICS has updated and expanded its widely used On Board Training Record Book for Deck Ratings, to take account of the amended competence requirements in STCW 2010, which entered into force in January 2012.
The revised Book takes full account of the competence standards stipulated by STCW 2010, such as the use of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS), application of leadership and team working skills and proactive measures to protect the marine environment.
The training tasks included have been developed to ensure that cadets make the best use of their seagoing service, and to help supervising officers make an objective evaluation of whether cadets are competent.
The Record Book can be used by any trainee following an on board training programme in order to be certificated as a rating forming part of a navigational watch and/or as an Able Seafarer Deck. The Record Book:
- Significantly expanded to cover new grade of Able Seafarer Deck
- Takes full account of new STCW 2010 competence standards
- Includes structured tasks to ensure that trainees meet the requirements for certification stipulated by STCW 2010.