Course description:
The Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities - P.S.S.R. Course aims to prepare the seafarers of the future for life at sea. Future seafarers will be taught the various elements of a ship, the appropriate work procedures on board, the communication procedures used on board (SMCP) and interpersonal group relationships. All this in order to adapt more quickly to life on board and to face any circumstance and unforeseen event in a safe manner.

Upon passing the exam, a certificate will be issued, in compliance with the ministerial model, recognized by all countries that adhere to the STCW '95 Convention, as amended. The course is mandatory for seafarers when they join for the first time.

Participation requirements:

Registration to First and Second Category Seafarers Register “Gente di Mare”. Holders of IMO STCW-95 qualification certificates issued pursuant to the Ministerial Decree of 5 October 2000, amended by the Decree of 22 December 2000, are exempted. Until 31 December 2002, the first and second category seafarers who, as of 27 July 2001, have completed at least three months of navigation in the last five years on seagoing vessels are also exempted from the obligation to attend the Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities.


  1. Organization of fire fighting on board;
  2. Location of fire-fighting devices and emergency escape routes;
  3. The elements of fire and explosion (fire triangle);
  4. Sources of combustion;
  5. Flammable materials - Dangers and spread of fire;
  6. Need for constant vigilance;
  7. Fire prevention;
  8. Fire classification and usable extinguishing agents.
  9. Reduce the risk of fire and maintain an adequate state of operational readiness to respond to emergency situations due to fires;
  10. Fighting and extinguishing the fire;
  11. Practical Training for Fire Fighting

STCW Regulation: 

Regulation VI/1 of the Annex to the IMO STCW '95 International Convention and of Section A-VI / 1 Paragraph 2.1.4 of the STCW Code

Skill Level: Beginner

Skill Level: Beginner

Skill Level: Beginner