STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities


Course Code: OE1EC08


Fleetwood Offshore Survival Centre

Next course dates

Start DateLocationDuration / Fee
01/03/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus4 Hours/ £160Enquire  
26/04/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus4 Hours/ £160Enquire  
28/06/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus4 Hours/ £160Enquire  
05/07/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus4 Hours/ £160Enquire  
12/07/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus4 Hours/ £160Enquire  
19/07/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus4 Hours/ £160Enquire  
22/11/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus4 Hours/ £175Enquire  
29/11/2024Fleetwood Nautical Campus4 Hours/ £175Enquire  

Course Overview

If you’re intending to go to sea, the STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities will provide you with a basic induction in safety procedures and accident prevention.  It will also familiarise you with the employment conditions and working environment on board merchant vessels. Assessment is by direct observation, oral and written questioning, and simulated scenarios.    

Important course information

In order to comply with STCW Maritime and Coastguard Agency regulations, all delegates attending Merchant Navy courses must provide a seaman’s discharge book, passport or driving licence when attending the centre. Failure to comply with this requirement will lead to a delay in the issue of your certificate. 

The Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities course can be completed as part of the Basic Training for Seafarer’s course (reducing the overall price). 

Validity of certificate

This certificate has no expiry date.

Medical Declaration

This is a theory-based course so there are no medical requirements.

Entry Requirements

You must be at least 16 years of age to join this course. There are no other entry requirements for this course.

Career Options and Progression

Successful completion of the STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities course and the wider Basic Training for Seafarers package is essential for those working in the maritime industry.

Assessment Methods

The STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities covers the following topics: 

  • Complying with Emergency Procedures  
  • Prevention of Marine Pollution  
  • Observing Safer Working Practices  
  • Understanding the Chain of Command and Orders Contributing to Effective Human Relationships on Board Ship

Teaching and Learning Methods

The PSSR is classroom based, with interactive exercises. 

Industry Placement and Field Trips

This course has no industry placement and no field trips. 

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

There are no additional costs. Please bring writing materials and photographic proof of your identity, such as a passport or UK driving licence (compulsory to attend the course).

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of any courses within the College are approved to teach and/or assess the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering and/or assessing a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: N/A

Terms and Conditions

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