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PSSR (Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities) (STCW 2010)
The Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities program contains courses that meet the mandatory minimum requirements for seafarers for familiarization, basic safety training and instruction, in accordance with Section A-VI/1, A-VI/2, A-VI/3, and A-VI/4 of STCW Code.

Course Length: 4hrs | CFR Reference: USCG, STCW-95 | Course Required By: United States Coast Guard for STCW-2010 Endorsement

Course Price: $105

Course Objective: The Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (PSSR) syllabus covers the requirements of the 1995 STCW Convention and Code Chapter VI, sections A-VI/1, A-VI/2, A-VI/3, and A-VI/4. On meeting the minimum standard of competence in Elementary First Aid, Personal Survival Techniques, Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities, and Basic Fire Fighting a trainee will be able to perform under a wide range of conditions.

Upon completion of Section A-VI/1-4, Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (PSSR), the trainee will be able to:
  • Understand types of Emergencies and actions to take
  • Recognize emergency signals in station bill and use of safety equipment
  • Know the values of drills and training
  • Understand importance of working safe
  • Use appropriate escape routes
  • Understand effective communication
  • Understand importance of precautions prior to entering a confined space
  • Recognize when to use Lock-Out/Tag-Out
  • Recognize duties regarding pollution prevention
  • Understand policies regarding drug and alcohol abuse
  • Know the importance of maintaining appropriate employee relations
Prerequisites: These courses are intended as basic training for seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity onboard ship as part of the ship's complement with designated safety duties in operation of the ship. There are no particular educational requirements. All trainees must be certified by a doctor to be in good health.

Written Exam: SMS requires a minimum score of 80%. Students that fail the test will undergo remediation and be allowed 1 retest. A second failure requires repeating the course before they may test again.

Performance Task: See Coast Guard-specific checklist requirements.

Retraining: Student is responsible for retraining every 5 years.

Safety Considerations: Follow general office safety protocol for classroom. Follow Coast Guard approved detailed teaching syllabus.

Location: Only offered at our Lafayette location.

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