Common Tasks

PS - personal survival tasks

NVIC 08-14

No. Task Description Mapping
1. 1.1.A Identify and describe types of emergency situations MT‑1111
2. 1.2.A Identify and describe the types of lifesaving appliances carried on ships MT‑1111
3. 1.3.A Describe the equipment carried in survival craft MT‑1111
4. 1.3.B Demonstrate the use of survival craft equipment LB‑0201
5. 1.3.C Identify and describe equipment carried in survival craft MT‑1111
6. 1.4.A List the location of personal lifesaving appliances aboard ship MT‑1111
7. 1.5.A State the value of training and drills MT‑1111
8. 1.6.A Describe the importance of head cover, layers, and woolen or insulating clothing MT‑1111
9. 1.7.A Describe how to enhance chance of successfully coping with emergency situations MT‑1111
10. 1.8.A List actions to take upon hearing the Abandon Ship signal MT‑1111
11. 1.9.A List actions to take when required to abandon ship via lifeboat and life raft LB‑0201
12. 1.10.A List actions to take when the survival craft is in the water LB‑0201
13. 1.11.A List actions to be taken by an individual in the water LB‑0203
14. 1.12.A List initial actions to take aboard a survival craft to enhance the chance of survival LB‑0201
15. 1.12.B List actions to take aboard a survival craft at sea to enhance chances of survival LB‑0201
16. 1.13.A List the main dangers to survivors PS‑0301
17. 1.14.A Don a lifejacket PS‑1 in PS‑0301
18. 1.14.B Don an immersion suit PS‑2 in LB‑0203
19. 1.14.C Enter the water in a life jacket PS‑3 in PS‑0301
20. 1.14.D Enter the water in an immersion suit PS‑2 in LB‑0203
21. 1.14.E Right an inverted inflatable life raft SCRB‑1 in PS‑0301
22. 1.14.F Demonstrate ability to swim PS‑5 in PS‑0301
23. 1.14.G Demonstrate ability to tread water PS‑6 in PS‑0301
24. 1.14.H Board a life raft from the vessel MT‑1111
25. 1.14.I Board a life raft unassisted from the water PS‑7 in PS‑0301
26. 1.14.J Deploy a sea anchor LB‑0201
27. 1.14.K Simulate activating pyrotechnic devices LB‑0201
28. 1.14.L Operate a portable VHF radio LB‑0201
29. 1.14.M Simulate activation of an EPIRB LB‑0201
30. 1.14.N Simulate activating a SART LB‑0201

FF - fire prevention and fire fighting tasks

NVIC 08-14

No. Task Description Mapping
1. 2.1.A List positions and duties of the ship fire fighting organization MT‑1111
2. 2.2.A Identify locations of fire fighting appliances and escape routes from spaces MT‑1111
3. 2.3.A Discuss the fire tetrahedron and the fire triangle FF‑0102
4. 2.4.A List sources of ignition aboard ship, and describe precautions to take for each FF‑0102
5. 2.5.A List examples of flammable materials for each of the three physical states FF‑0102
6. 2.5.B List examples of common fire hazards, and describe precautions to take for each FF‑0102
7. 2.5.C List and describe the methods of fire spread FF‑0102
8. 2.6.A State why constant vigilance is needed FF‑0102
9. 2.7.A State actions to take upon discovery of fire on board ship MT‑1111
10. 2.8.A Describe response when a smoke, heat or flame detector has been activated ST‑0999D
11. 2.8.B Locate the space in which an automatic sprinkler has been activated ST‑0999D
12. 2.8.C Describe the signal and list actions to take when the CO2 alarm sounds FF‑0102
13. 2.9.A List and define the classes of fire FF‑0102
14. 2.9.B List extinguishing agents and name the classes of fire for which they are effective FF‑0102
15. 3.1.A List the safety procedures used when a fixed fire fighting system is to be employed ST‑0999D
16. 3.2.A Demonstrate the proper donning procedure for the fire fighter's outfit FF‑0102
17. 3.2.B List the dangers and limitations of a fire fighter's outfit FF‑0102
18. 3.3.A List personal equipment carried during fire fighting operations FF‑0102
19. 3.4.A List and describe use of equipment used during fire fighting operations ST‑0999D
20. 3.4.B List and state the purpose of commonly used fire fighting appliances ST‑0999D
21. 3.5.A Describe the objectives of the two strategies of fire fighting ST‑0999D
22. 3.6.A List the various fire fighting agents and state how they extinguish fire FF‑0102
23. 3.7.A Utilize the appropriate extinguisher and demonstrate correct firefighting procedures FF‑2PFE in FF‑0102
24. 3.8.A Demonstrate the donning methods for self-contained breathing apparatus FF‑2SBA in FF‑0102
25. 3.8.B Demonstrate breathing apparatus use FF‑2SBA in FF‑0102
26. 3.8.C Demonstrate the proper hose team leader procedures FF‑4SF in FF‑0104
FF‑6SRF in FF‑0106
27. 3.8.D Demonstrate the proper procedures for effecting a rescue image FF‑8SAR in FF‑0108

EFA - elementary first aid tasks

NVIC 08-14

No. Task Description Mapping
1. 4.1.A State the importance of body substance isolation PE‑0031
2. 4.1.B List body substance barrier devices PE‑0031
3. 4.1.C Identify four scene safety hazards PE‑0031
4. 4.1.D State what is to be done when a medical or trauma emergency is suspected PE‑0031
5. 4.1.E Describe patient assessment procedures in order PE‑0031
6. 4.2.A Describe the functions of the parts forming the body structure PE‑0031
7. 4.3.A List the reasons for not changing the position of a patient PE‑0031
8. 4.3.B List the reasons for positioning a patient PE‑0031
9. 4.4.A Determine whether resuscitation is required PE‑0031
10. 4.4.B Demonstrate opening of the airway and checking for breathing image EFA‑4B4B in PE‑0031
11. 4.4.C List the proper procedures for two-person CPR PE‑0031
12. 4.4.D Demonstrate action for an unresponsive person who is not breathing image EFA‑4B4D in PE‑0031
13. 4.4.E Demonstrate the procedure for determining if a patient has a pulse image EFA‑4B4E in PE‑0031
14. 4.4.F Demonstrate proper hand placements for chest compressions image EFA‑4B4F in PE‑0031
15. 4.4.G Demonstrate proper CPR compressions for two minutes image EFA‑4B4F in PE‑0031
16. 4.4.H Demonstrate actions for a conscious adult with airway blockage image EFA‑4B4H in PE‑0031
17. 4.4.I Demonstrate actions for an unconscious adult with airway blockage image EFA‑4B4I in PE‑0031
18. 4.5.A Demonstrate proper bleeding control techniques image EFA‑4B5A in PE‑0031
19. 4.6.A Identify the signs and symptoms of shock development PE‑0031
20. 4.6.B Describe the position for a patient in shock (no spinal injury) PE‑0031
21. 4.7.A Identify the kinds of burns that can occur PE‑0031
22. 4.7.B Describe first, second, and third degree burns PE‑0031
23. 4.7.C Identify the means of reducing the possibility of infection PE‑0031
24. 4.8.A State the circumstances when the victim should not be moved PE‑0031
25. 4.8.B List circumstances when a victim should be moved from the scene PE‑0031
26. 4.8.C Demonstrate immobilizing a fracture using splints and ties image EFA‑4B8C in PE‑0031
27. 4.8.D Demonstrate preparing patient for spinal immobilization image EFA‑4B8D in PE‑0031
28. 4.9.A Demonstrate bandaging technique for wound treatment image EFA‑4B9A in PE‑0031

PSSR - personal safety and social responsibility tasks

NVIC 08-14

No. Task Description Mapping
1. 5.1.A Describe the types of emergencies that may occur SR‑0401
2. 5.2.A Describe location and contents of station bills and forecastle card SR‑0401
3. 5.2.B State the purpose, location, and circumstances requiring PPE equipment SR‑0401
4. 5.3.A List the steps to take to report a fire SR‑0401
5. 5.3.B List the steps to take upon seeing or hearing a person fall overboard SR‑0401
6. 5.4.A Identify the proper person to alert for different emergency situations SR‑0401
7. 5.5.A List actions to take upon hearing fire, emergency or abandon ship signals SR‑0401
8. 5.6.A List the reasons for requiring crew participation in training and drills SR‑0401
9. 5.6.B Describe location, purpose and function of shipboard communication devices SR‑0401
10. 5.6.C Describe location, purpose and function of the shipboard alarm systems SR‑0401
11. 6.1.A Describe the effects of pollution on water, the shoreline and marine life ST‑0999D
12. 6.2.A Describe the importance of MARPOL ST‑0999D
13. 6.2.B Explains why procedures must be followed to safeguard the marine environment ST‑0999D
14. 7.1.A Describe areas or conditions aboard ship where injuries are frequent or more likely EN‑1112
15. 7.1.B Describe common safety practices for shipboard work EN‑1112
16. 7.2.A Define an enclosed/confined space and describe associated dangers EN‑1112
17. 7.2.B List procedures to take prior to entry into an enclosed/confined space EN‑1112
18. 7.3.A Identify dangerous conditions, safety hazards or other non-conformities SR‑0401
19. 7.4.A Describe the importance of obeying orders and communicating with others SR‑0401
20. 7.5.A Explains the use of common shipboard terminology and technical terms SR‑0401
21. 7.5.B Explains the need for effective communication skills aboard ship SR‑0401
22. 8.1.A Describe the importance of cooperation and of reporting interpersonal problems SR‑0401
23. 8.1.B Gives examples of verbal, physical and sexual harassment SR‑0401
24. 8.2.A Describe the necessity of following orders and safe and productive operation SR‑0401
25. 8.3.A Name organizations to report harassment, unfair practices, or unsafe conditions SR‑0401
26. 8.3.B Contribute to effective communications on board ship SR‑0401
27. 9.1.A Describe the effects of fatigue on seafarers EN‑1112

SCRB - survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats tasks

NVIC 04-14

No. Task Description Mapping
1. 1.1.A Items in a survival craft and survival craft limitations MT‑1111
2. 1.2.A Survival craft construction MT‑1111
3. 1.3.A Types and locations of survival craft launching devices MT‑1111
4. 1.3.B Gravity davits MT‑1111
5. 1.3.C Free fall launching equipment MT‑1111
6. 1.3.D Single point davits MT‑1111
7. 1.4.A Command launching a lifeboat LB‑0201
8. 1.4.B Command launching a rescue boat LB‑0201
9. 1.4.C Launching a survival craft into rough seas MT‑1111
10. 1.5.A Command recovery and stowage of a lifeboat LB‑0201
11. 1.5.B Command recovery and stowage of a survival craft LB‑0201
12. 1.6.A Actions after clearing the ship’s side LB‑0201
13. 1.7.A Prepare and launch a rescue boat MT‑1111
14. 1.7.B Operate a rescue boat during launch MT‑1111
15. 1.7.C Act as a member of rescue boat crew during launch MT‑1111
16. 1.7.D Act as a member of rescue boat crew during recovery MT‑1111
17. 1.7.E Operate a rescue boat during recovery MT‑1111
18. 1.8.A On-load release devices MT‑1111
19. 1.9.A Survival craft maintenance MT‑1111
20. 2.1.A Start and operate a lifeboat engine SCRB‑3 in LB‑0201
21. 2.1.B Start and operate a rescue boat engine SCRB‑3 in LB‑0201
22. 3.1.A Command lifeboat operation SCRB‑2 in LB‑0201
23. 3.1.B Handle a lifeboat under oars SCRB‑4 in LB‑0201
24. 3.2.A Use lifeboat equipment PS‑8 in LB‑0201
25. 3.3.A Apportionment of food and water MT‑1111
26. 3.4.A Rigging radar reflector and SART LB‑0201
27. 3.5.A Helicopter rescue from a rescue boat or lifeboat MT‑1111
28. 3.5.B Helicopter rescue from a life raft and the water MT‑1111
29. 3.6.A Hypothermia PE‑0031
30. 3.7.A Use of survival craft after abandoning ship MT‑1111
31. 3.8.A Landing a survival craft LB‑0201
32. 4.1.A Operation of an EPIRB LB‑0201
33. 4.1.B Operation of a SART LB‑0201
34. 4.2.A Use of pyrotechnic distress signals LB‑0201
35. 5.1.A First Aid PE‑0031

AFF - advanced fire fighting tasks

NVIC 09-14

No. Task Description Mapping
1. 1.1.A Take initial action upon indication of fire to alert parties and dispatch equipment image FF‑8ERF in FF‑0108
2. 1.1.B Make initial assessment of the fire and determine courses of action image FF‑8ERF in FF‑0108
3. 1.2.A Respond to an engine room, cargo hold, or service space fire image FF‑8ERF in FF‑0108
4. 1.3.A Determines the effect firefighting water on ship's stability FF‑0108
5. 1.4.A Respond to a solid metal, chemical, uptake, or smoldering fire image FF‑4SF in FF‑0104
6. 1.5.A Respond to a petrochemical, insulation, or unknown substance fire image FF‑4PCF in FF‑0104
7. 1.6.A Respond to a paint locker, stateroom, or cleaning gear locker fire FF‑6SRF in FF‑0106
FF‑6PLF in FF‑0106
8. 1.7.A Coordinate with shore-based fire fighters FF‑0106
9. 2.1.A Prepare contingency plans for a cargo hold, engine-room, galley, or living-space fire FF‑0106
10. 2.1.B Plans, execute, and critique a fire drill FF‑0106
11. 3.1.A Simulate inspection and service of fire detection and firefighting equipment FF‑0106
12. 3.1.B Simulate activation and operation of fire detection and firefighting equipment FF‑0106
13. 3.2.A Inspects ship’s firefighting equipment for compliance with applicable rules and regulations FF‑0106
14. 4.1.A Determine the point of origin of a fire using physical evidence FF‑0108
15. 4.1.B Determine the cause of a fire using physical evidence FF‑0108
16. 4.1.C Evaluate a fire scene and develop countermeasures to prevent, mitigate, or control similar fires FF‑0108

MFA - medical first aid tasks

NVIC 05-04

No. Task Description Mapping
1. 1.1.A Assess and treat life-threatening conditions image MFA‑1M1A in PE‑0032
2. 1.1.B Perform a detailed physical assessment image MFA‑1M1B in PE‑0032
3. 1.2.A Immobilize a victim with a spinal injury image MFA‑1M2A in PE‑0032
4. 1.3.A Immobilize and apply traction a victim with a broken femur image MFA‑1M3A in PE‑0032
5. 1.3.B Immobilize a long bone fracture image MFA‑1M3B in PE‑0032
6. 1.4.A Perform CPR image MFA‑1M4A in PE‑0032
7. 1.4.B Use a AED image MFA‑1M4B in PE‑0032
8. 1.4.C Manage obstructed airway in a conscious victim image MFA‑1M4C in PE‑0032
9. 1.4.D Manage obstructed airway in an unconscious victim image MFA‑1M4D in PE‑0032