Personal Safety and Social Responsibility

Personal Safety & Social Responsibility

Applicable international standards

This standard has been developed to meet the requirements of Personal Safety and Social Responsibility as contained in Section A-VI/4, Table A-VI/1-4, Chapter VI of the STCW Code.

Standard of competence 

The training in Personal Safety and Social Responsibility is for all Seafarers employed or engaged in any capacity on board ship on the business of that ship as part of the ship’s complement with designated safety or pollution-prevention duties. The objective of the training is to ensure that all seafarers can take responsibility for their own safety whilst looking out for the safety of others as well as protection of the marine environment from pollution associated with ships.

Objectives and outcomes

  • Comply with emergency procedures,
  • Take precautions to prevent pollution of the marine environment,
  • Observe safe working practices,
  • Contribute to effective communications on board the ship,
  • Contribute to effective human relationships on board the ship, and
  • Understand and take necessary actions to control fatigue.

Pre-requisites for entry into the course

The course is open to all persons who intend serving on board seagoing vessels and must be of a minimum age of 16 years or older.