Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (PSSR) course to include revised and additional competencies as per Section A-VI/1-4 STCW 2010.

DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF SHIPPING

  TRAINING BRANCH IS/ISO Clause No. 7.1
Ref.: QMS: EACQP 07-1 Page 1 of 10 Subject : Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (PSSR) course to include revised and additional competencies as per Section A-VI/1-4 STCW 2010. File No. TR/CIR/6(12)/2011Revision : 00
Approved by : DG Circular No. : STCW 2010 Training Circular No. 13 of 2012 Date 07.02.2012

1. The 2010 amendments to STCW convention are scheduled to enter into force on 1st January 2012. One of these amendments relates to modifications in the standards of competence table for "Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities" (PSSR) as contained in Section A-VI/1-4 of STCW"95. Accordingly, the Directorate, after necessary consultation with the stakeholders, has modified PSSR Course structure. The standards of competence table for "Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities" (PSSR) as contained in Section A-VI/1-4 of STCW"2010 are attached at Annex 1.

2. Training institutes approved by the Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) for conducting PSSR course are required to modify their course curriculum to meet the revised standards as prescribed herein, within course duration of 3 days.

3. The Course outline as per STCW 2010, is attached at Annex 2. This is however, an advisory guidelines as per STCW 2010. The Institutes are required to make their own lesson plans, teaching materials, etc. as required for the training and assessment prior to issuance of Certificate.

4. All PSSR courses with effect from 15th December 2011 are required to be compliant with the new standards and all candidates undergoing this course are required to be issued with the certificate of proficiency as per the format attached at Annex 3

5. In addition to Marine Faculty, the institutes may engage Experts in the field of personnel management, psychology and counselling to comply with the new curriculum. The institutes are also advised to encourage the use of modern teaching aids, such as Power-point presentations using an LCD Projector / LCD or Plasma Screen and equipment for playing audio-visual material.

6. The institutes shall ensure continued compliance with the DGS stipulated maximum teaching hours and teacher: student ratio. The load matrix to be submitted to the training branch of the Directorate for record, same will be verified during the scheduled or unscheduled inspections / audits. Self declaration by the Institutes for understanding and compliance prior to commencement of this course may be sent to the DGS (Training Branch)

7. All other requirements shall continue to apply as per the DGS Guidelines.

8. This issues with the approval of the Director General of Shipping and ex-officio Additional Secretary to the Government of India.

 

Sd/-

(Mahua Sarkar)

Dy Director General of Shipping

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