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Maritime PSSR Training & Certification

Built to STCW standards as put forth by the IMO. Also complies with OSHA and Canada applicable standards.


We Offer Three Types of Maritime PSSR Safety Trainings

Our regulation-aligned Maritime PSSR certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours, or a more robust training, we can help! We offer online trainings that can be completed in a day, DIY training kits that provide training materials, Train the Trainer certifications that certify individuals to train others and provide training materials, or onsite training. No matter what you choose, we can get you what you want, at a price you can afford.

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Online Training

Online training is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location and/or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.

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Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It is an PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) that you can present yourself to a group of trainees.

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Train the Trainer

Train the Trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. Training kit and materials are included with the Train the Trainer online course for no additional cost.

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What’s in the Maritime PSSR Training Course?

Our maritime PSSR training course is built to OSHA Requirements, and our online course fulfills OSHA’s classroom training requirement.

Estimated Training Length: Because everyone learns and progresses at different speeds, the amount of time you spend taking this training will vary. However, the estimated time for this training is 2.5 – 3 hours.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required by OSHA.

Training Scope: Each class contains the following information: Course Goals: Intended Audience:

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For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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Maritime PSSR Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • STCW 95 – Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers
  • MARPOL – Prevention of Pollution from Ships
  • 29 CFR 1910.134 – Personal Protective Equipment
  • 29 CFR 1915 – Standards for Shipyard Employment
  • 29 CFR 1915.12 – Confined & Enclosed Spaces and Other Dangerous Atmospheres in Shipyard Development
  • 29 CFR 1910.146(c)(5)(ii)(C) and (d)(5)(iii) – Permit-Required Confined Spaces

    Train the Trainer Certification

    The Train the Trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an regulation-aligned lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.

    Why Do I Need Maritime PSSR Safety Training?

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) doesn’t have a specific standard for maritime PSSR training. However, under the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are required to provide a workplace that “is free from recognizable hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious harm to employees.”

    Because of this requirement, you Employers have a legal and ethical obligation to develop and maintain a workplace that is free from hazards associated with maritime PSSR. Employees have the right to work in an atmosphere that promotes the safety and well-being of all.

    Stay Informed On All Things Maritime PSSR

    Did You Know?

    From 2011-2017, roughly 11,000 maritime transportation workers were injured on the job. (CDC)

    In a single year, there are over 3,000 vessels involved in marine accidents. (BTS)

    In 2020, marine accidents resulted in the loss of over $60,000,000 in property damage. (BTS)


    Frequently Asked Questions

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    Are PSSR regulations different depending on the ship?

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    Yes. Regulations differ depending on the size and type of the ship you are working on. Additionally, these regulations are constantly changing. This means you will need to stay informed on the different standards that affect your work environment.

    Is shipboard movement a part of PSSR?

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    Moving around the ship may seem like a small subject, but it is a large part of maritime safety. In order for you to stay safe while working, you need to know how to walk around while the ship is constantly moving.

    Why is social responsibility combined with personal safety?

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    Safety on a maritime vessel is about much more than just physical safety. All employees are entitled to a work environment where they can feel safe around their coworkers. In order to create this environment, employees need to be aware of what behaviors are acceptable aboard a ship.


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    For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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