Maritime

The Human Element in Safe and Effective Ship Operations

Training course that introduces a novel approach to enhancing operational safety through a stronger focus on the human element (Available from February 2021)

Objectives

To understand the key role played by the human element in safe and effective ship operations. Participants will become aware of and familiar with the range of non-technical skills that complement the technical skills necessary to succeed in performing safety critical tasks and manage day-to-day operations.


Entrance regulations

Good knowledge of vessel operations and applicable management systems

Who should attend:

Personnel involved in ensuring safety onboard e.g. safety, health, security, environmental and quality managers, masters, ship officers and engineers, superintendents and managers responsible for safety management systems and processes.

Duration: 1 day classroom training or two half days virtual classroom training


Despite technological advancements, incidents and accidents at sea persist. Reducing the residual risk requires that vessel operators better understand the role of the human element in safeguarding maritime operations. 

In this course, we explain how IMO’s vision for enhancing maritime safety through stronger focus on the Human Element can be implemented. Applying the Human element into the design and operations of a ship means taking account of human capabilities and limitations. The course gives examples of how this can be achieved. 

Vessel operators, HSEQ departments and senior crew members are encouraged to participate in this course to gain a deeper understanding of the human element. After completing this course, participants will be able to identify what factors influence human behavior and, more importantly, what risk controls can be put in place to support safer and more effective ship operations. 

An interactive approach and use of case studies will help participants to become independent critical thinkers on how organizations can help their employees to do things right and prevent them from doing things wrong.

You can read more about the "HOT" approach here: Maritime Impact


The course focuses on:

  • Why accidents don’t happen by accident
  • DNV GL’s “HOT” approach to safety - Human, Organisational, Technical
  • Tools and Methods for guidance and assessment - ISO, IMO, SOLAS, Function & task analysis, etc. 
  • Recognising the need for improved non-technical  competence in the following areas: Team working, Communication, Influencing, Decision-making, Situation awareness, Learning from events, Leadership skills, etc. 

Objectives

To understand the key role played by the human element in safe and effective ship operations. Participants will become aware of and familiar with the range of non-technical skills that complement the technical skills necessary to succeed in performing safety critical tasks and manage day-to-day operations.


Entrance regulations

Good knowledge of vessel operations and applicable management systems

Who should attend:

Personnel involved in ensuring safety onboard e.g. safety, health, security, environmental and quality managers, masters, ship officers and engineers, superintendents and managers responsible for safety management systems and processes.

Duration: 1 day classroom training or two half days virtual classroom training


Despite technological advancements, incidents and accidents at sea persist. Reducing the residual risk requires that vessel operators better understand the role of the human element in safeguarding maritime operations. 

In this course, we explain how IMO’s vision for enhancing maritime safety through stronger focus on the Human Element can be implemented. Applying the Human element into the design and operations of a ship means taking account of human capabilities and limitations. The course gives examples of how this can be achieved. 

Vessel operators, HSEQ departments and senior crew members are encouraged to participate in this course to gain a deeper understanding of the human element. After completing this course, participants will be able to identify what factors influence human behavior and, more importantly, what risk controls can be put in place to support safer and more effective ship operations. 

An interactive approach and use of case studies will help participants to become independent critical thinkers on how organizations can help their employees to do things right and prevent them from doing things wrong.

You can read more about the "HOT" approach here: Maritime Impact


The course focuses on:

  • Why accidents don’t happen by accident
  • DNV GL’s “HOT” approach to safety - Human, Organisational, Technical
  • Tools and Methods for guidance and assessment - ISO, IMO, SOLAS, Function & task analysis, etc. 
  • Recognising the need for improved non-technical  competence in the following areas: Team working, Communication, Influencing, Decision-making, Situation awareness, Learning from events, Leadership skills, etc.