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Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (PSSR)

Course Aim

This course is designed to introduce newly attested Naval Service Personnel to the mandatory minimum requirements for familiarization for working onboard ship and basic safety training and instruction in accordance with Section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code (Standards of Training, Certificates and Watch keeping). This course is not intended to replace DC/FF courses or Medical First Aid courses conducted by newly attested personnel.

Training Objectives

Due to the vastly different environment on a ship as compared to ashore, this course is designed to prepare new personnel for a life at sea. Working at sea can be a hazardous occupation for the uninitiated. The course will provide an insight into the various elements of a ship and Operating Procedures onboard so that adjustment can be made to the shipboard environment, and are better prepared to cope with any unforeseen circumstances. This course is planned to provide knowledge of shipboard life before personnel step on board.

The student successfully completing the course will be able to

  • comply with emergency procedures
  • take precautions to prevent pollution of the marine environment
  • observe safe working practices
  • contribute to effective human relationships on board ship

Qualifying Criteria

Students should complete this course as part of Recruit Training and Cadet Training, prior to being attached to a Seagoing Unit.

Course Duration

5 days