Prerequisites: None

Certificate validity: This certificate has no expiry

Certification: Upon successful completion you will receive a certificate in STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities approved by the Maritime Coastguard Agency as laid down in STCW 95 Regulation VI/1 paragraph 2.1.4 of Section A-VI/1 of the STCW Code.

Duration: 4 Hours

Cost: £125.00 inc vat (Please note all prices include vat @20%)

Location: South West Maritime Academy, Cromhall Quarry, Cromhall, South Gloucestershire, GL12 8AA

STCW Basic Safety Training

Personal Safety and Social Responsibility


This STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (PSSR) course module gives basic induction training in safety procedures and accident prevention and familiarizes novice seafarers with employment and working conditions aboard. It is a classroom based theory course.

Personal Safety and Social Responsibility teaches a broad, if basic,  knowledge of and compliance with safe working practices on board a vessel. The course aims to make new crew members familiar with life on board, employment and expectations and essential safety considerations.

Personal Safety and Social Responsibility

Subjects covered in this course will include:

  • Human relationships on-board vessel.
  • Vessel crew organisational structure and employment terms.
  • Understanding orders and how to be understood in relation to duties on your vessel.
  • Awareness of and compliance with various emergency procedures.
  • Safe working practices.
  • Precautions to prevent pollution of the marine environment.
  • Social responsibilities on a vessel.


(9 customer reviews)
Category: SKU: Personal Safety and Social Responsibility


 Personal Safety and Social Responsibility – STCW Course Content:

  • Complying with emergency procedures
  • Observing safe working practices
  • Understanding orders and being understood in relation to shipboard duties
  • Contributing to effective human relationships on board ship
  • Types of emergency which may occur, such as collision, fire foundering
  • Knowledge of shipboard contingency plans for responses to emergencies
  • Effect of operational or accidental pollution of the marine environment
  • Basic environmental protection procedures
  • Importance of maintaining good human working relationships aboard ship
  • Social responsibilities; employment conditions; individual rights and obligations; dangers of drug and alcohol abuse

The STCW PSSR course can be taken as a stand alone course or as an integral part of our STCW Basic Safety Training course package.

Contact us

Please contact us if you require any further information about this course or wish to book on behalf of a company:

Telephone: 01454 260130

Normal office hours are (UK time):
Monday  – Friday: 08.30 – 17.00

Please be aware that online bookings will be confirmed with course joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment will be received by email.

There is a wide range of local accommodation, some of which are within walking distance of the training centre to suit everyone’s budget. For a list of local accommodation please click here.

Additional information

Course Dates:

13th March 2024, 20th March 2024, 10th April 2024, 1st May 2024, 22nd May 2024, 5th June 2024, 19th June 2024, 10th July 2024, 24th July 2024, 14th August 2024, 4th September 2024, 18th September 2024, 9th October 2024, 23rd October 2024, 6th November 2024, 20th November 2024, 4th December 2024

9 reviews for Personal Safety and Social Responsibility

  1. L Turner

    Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Instruction shows how much experience the staff have. Course content delivered well.

  2. Oliver H

    Enjoyed the course, great staff knowledgeable and friendly.
    Facilities are great. Would certainly recommend.

  3. William Kerrigan

    Course was very instructive and lecturers have an abundance of knowledge.

  4. Stephen Arthur

    Very good course, enjoyed it – the sharing of experience as great. Learning and experience fantastic, would highly recommend

  5. Andrew Leach

    Clear and to the point.

  6. Chris John

    Great Course, Thanks

  7. Jaime Yeomans

    Good to get your head in the right frame of mind going to Sea!

  8. Lauren Lithgow

    Very informative and very professional. All areas were covered extremely well and the instructor explained very clearly all material and had perfect knowledge of all material. Would highly recommend.

  9. Stephen Pilkington

    A very friendly and accessible location with a knowledgeable instructor

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This course contains some exercises that are physically demanding. Any candidate unsure of their fitness for such activities should consult their doctor.