Professional Practices and Responsibilities (PPR)
Who Does it Apply to?
Whatever your job is on board, in the commercial world you are a professional seafarer. As such, you are no different from the captain of a cruise liner – you have a duty of care to the crew, passengers, and other water users, and you will be held accountable if things go wrong.The PPR is now a compulsory online course for new and the re-validation of existing Commercial skippers.
The PPR Consists of four modules:
Commercial environment - showing how you fit into the professional maritime world.
People – explaining the importance of correct manning, keeping your skills up to date and the safe management of commercial vessels.
Vessel – teaching about the compulsory carriage and maintenance of safety equipment and how to create and implement risk control and operating procedures.
Purpose – making sure your vessel is suitable and legal for the work you are carrying out, your obligations in protecting the environment, appropriate planning and situational awareness.