STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities

Safety Onboard

What is the PSSR Course?

The Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities course is part of the mandatory STCW Basic Safety Training courses, which also includes: Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Personal Survival Techniques, and Elementary First Aid.

€130

1/2 DAY VIRTUAL COURSE

Virtual classes available during this time of travel restrictions

€160

1/2 DAY CLASSROOM COURSE

Dates to be announced soon for Palma and Barcelona

What’s included in the STCW PSSR Course?

The STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities course offers basic induction training in safety procedures and accident prevention and familiarises novices with the employment conditions and working environment of superyachts.

This is a half-day course, taking place either as a morning or afternoon session in the classroom. It compliments taking the STCW Proficiency in Security Awareness course, which is also a 1/2 day classroom-based course.

What do I need to do for the STCW PSSR course?

There are no pre-requisites for the Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities course, but we recommend getting an ENG1 or other Seafarer’s medical report before booking the course.

WHAT IS THE VIRTUAL INTERACTIVE PSSR COURSE?

During the current lockdown period, we want to ensure that students are still able to study, this is why we have developed Virtual interactive courses. You’ll learn in real-time with our experienced instructors.

To take part in a virtual interactive course you need to download the Zoom app to your PC/Mac/Tablet (we recommend using these rather than a phone for quality), full instructions on this can be found in the course dates below.

Please note that virtual courses will be recorded, both through video and audio, to verify your participation in the course; these recordings will not be given to third party companies with the exception of the accrediting body for the course if necessary. If you have any objections to this, please inform us immediately.

Upcoming Courses

Please contact the Nautical team if you have any questions.
*Dates and timings may be subject to change at our discretion. We can arrange the dates to suit your schedule. Minimum of four students required per course.

If a course appears as Fully Booked, please contact us to be put on the reserve list.

SOVREN Nautical Academy will also be donating 10% of all course fees to Yachting Gives Back during these difficult times.

Course Reviews
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Odri
August 2020

I went through the PDSD with them online and it was a great experience. From the first day, the attention was cordial and punctual. Excellent professionals.

Lyam
July 2020

I fully recommend Sovren Nautical Academy. I’m very happy to have done my training with them!

Virtual PDSD Student
June 2020

All pros, super easy and fast! No cons at all! The instructor was professional, friendly, and funny. Excellent course.

Rosa
June 2020

I went through the PDSD with Sovren Nautical Academy online and it was a great experience. From the first day, the attention was cordial and punctual. Excellent professionals.

Virtual PSSR Student
June 2020

The PSSR virtual course was very efficient and the coffee at my place tastes better! The course was straight to the point, which I like. The instructor was fantastic! He knows what he’s teaching. Lots of experience. Great people skills.

Valeria
May 2020

I think the online course has this big advantage that provides flexibility to students, you can be learning anywhere and it brings the opportunity to students worldwide. In the online course you get the information in a practical and visual way that allows you to understand it in an easier way. The interaction with your…

Audrey
May 2020

I enjoyed it entirely as the instructor Richard was very good in explaining all the subjects and he was also helpful in repeating the argument in case someone is left behind. Honestly, I don’t think there is a part of the course that I would like to improve. As it is perfect as like that.…

Sergi
April 2020

I was a bit worried since it was the first time doing a course online but it turned out work great and I´m very happy with the way it went.

Wesley
April 2020

The course was very well done for a virtual course, I thought you were very good rich, approachable, informative, knowledgeable and very helpful. The classroom behind you is great because i feel like I’m there. Connection was always good, videos were very clear. Honestly just keep what your doing rich, very enjoyable.

Nico
April 2020

Works very well online and with the screen sharing (videos). Rich is a great instructor and keeps you awake. Good taking breaks often. Have nothing negative to say about the course.

Chelsea
April 2020

Lively instructor, engaging, straightforward, and timely delivery of course. Platform worked perfectly. Thank you!

Will
October 2019

From an instructor’s point of view, they offer unparalleled facilities but, more importantly, a very good support system which means we can offer great service to the students. When you couple that with their diligence and integrity you can be sure of being in safe hands.