• Personal safety and social responsibility

PERSONAL SAFETY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY 

STCW95 - PSSR 
 
Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities - A-VI/1-4 States: 
 
To comply with Emergency Procedures 
 
Can take precautions to prevent pollution of the marine environment 
Observe safe working practices 
Can contribute to effective communications onboard ship 
Can contribute to effective human relationships onboard ship 
Understands the need to take necessary actions to control fatigue 
 
 
For the emergency procedures section delegates must have, knowledge, understanding and proficiency in the following: 
 
The types of emergency, which may occur, such as collision, fire or foundering. 
Knowledge of shipboard contingency plans for response to emergencies 
Understands the signals and specific duties allocated to crew members in the muster list, muster stations and the correct use of personal safety equipment 
Knows the appropriate action to take on discovering a potential emergency, including fire, collision, foundering and ingress of water into the ship 
Knows the action to take on hearing emergency alarm signals 
Appreciates the value of training and drills 
Has the knowledge of the escape routes and internal communication and alarm systems of their vessel 
 
 
For the prevention of pollution in the marine environment delegates must have, knowledge, understanding and proficiency in the following: 
 
Basic knowledge of the impact of shipping on the marine environment and the effects of operational or accidental pollution on it 
Basic environmental protection procedures 
Basic knowledge of complexity and diversity of the marine environment 
 
 
For the safe working objective delegates must have, knowledge, understanding and proficiency in the following: 
 
Understands the importance of adhering to safe working practices at all times 
Safety and protective devices available to protect against potential hazards 
Precautions to take prior to entering enclosed spaces 
Is familiar with the international measures concerning accident prevention and occupational health 
 
 
For effective communications on ship delegates must have, knowledge, understanding and proficiency in the following: 
 
Understands the principles of, and the barriers to effective communication between individuals and teams within the ship 
Has the ability to establish and maintain effective communications 
 
 
 
 
For the contribution of effective human relations section, delegates must have, knowledge, understanding and proficiency in the following: 
 
Understands the importance of maintaining good human and working relationships onboard ship 
Appreciates the basic team-working principles and practice, including conflict resolution 
Understands the social responsibilities, employment conditions, individual rights and obligations and dangers of drug and alcohol abuse 
 
 
For the fatigue control section delegates must have, knowledge, understanding and proficiency in the following: 
 
Understands the importance of obtaining the necessary rest 
Knows the effects of sleep, schedules and the circadian rhythm on fatigue 
Knows the effects of physical stressors on seafarers 
Understands the environmental stressors in and outside of the ship and their impact on seafarers 
Knows the effect that schedule changes can have on seafarer fatigue 
 
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