PSSR - Proficiency in Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities



This model course aims to meet the mandatory minimum requirements for seafarers for familiarisation, basic safety training and instruction in accordance with STCW regulation 1978 as amended in 2010, REG.VI/I, Sec.A-VI/I, and Table A-VI/I-4.


Due to the vastly different environment on a ship as compared to ashore, this course is designated to prepare new recruits for a life at sea. Working on a ship can be a hazardous occupation for the uninitiated. This course will give new seafarers an insight into the various elements of a ship and working procedures on board so that they adjust to the shipboard environment, and are better prepared to cope with any unforeseen circumstances. To that extent this course is planned to make their career transition from shore to sea smooth and to impart knowledge of the ship’s workings before they actually step on board a ship.

A trainee successfully completing this course will be able to:

  • Comply with emergency procedures
  • Take precautions to prevent pollution of the marine environment
  • Observe safe working practices
  • Understand orders and be understood in relation to shipboard duties
  • Contribute to effective human relationships on board ship

There are no specific entries for the training in this model course. The training is mandatory for all prospective seafarers, who should complete this basic training before being assigned any shipboard duties.


On successful completion of the course and demonstration of competence, a certificate may be issued certifying that the holder has met the standards of competence specified in STCW regulation 1978 as amended in 2010, REG.VI/I, Sec.A-VI/I, and Table A-VI/I-4.

Such a certificate may be issued only by centres approved by the administration.

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