This course aims to meet the mandatory minimum standards of competence in personal safety and social responsibilities in accordance with section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code, Table A-VI/1-4.
The course is designed to prepare new recruits for life on a ship at sea where they will experience a vastly different living and working environment compared to that if they were living and working ashore. 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 transition from ashore to a sea career as smooth as possible and provide some understanding of a seafarer’s working environment and the hazards, procedures and safe work practices they will encounter, before they actually step on board a ship.
On successful completion, students will be able to
- Identify various ship types and common nautical terms used in operations
- Identify emergencies on board and action plans required
- Understand how pollution from the shipping industry can harm the marine environment and the international measures in place to prevent harm
- Understand the hazards in shipboard operations and the safe work practices required
- Understand the principles of good communication and the importance on board a ship
- Understand the importance of effective human relationships on board
- Understand the importance of fatigue management
Each lesson has an online assessment
After completing these assessments you will receive a certificate which covers completion of the online PSSR course.
Your tutor will be in touch with final requirements prior to receiving your STCW registered certificate.
4 – 6 hours