This course focuses on the development of human resource and managerial skills of the participants. The course comprises lectures in human element theory, including case studies which analyze human element failings in marine accidents, followed by practical full mission simulator based exercises where technical challenges require the correct use of human element techniques to bring about safe satisfactory resolutions. The practical exercises are completed by technical and human element debriefs, where good and bad practice is demonstrated using audio-visual playback facilities.
The Course fulfills the training requirements for competencies stated in STCW 2010 (Manila amendments) as follows :
- STCW Code A II/1, A III/1, & A III/6 - “Application of Leadership and Teamworking Skills”
- STCW Code A II/2 & A/III 2 – “Use of Leadership and Managerial Skills”
- To identify the human resources and managerial skills necessary for enhancing safety, efficiency, and contingency management on board.
- To describe the ways of developing human resource and managerial skills.
- To recognize the need of developing a positive attitude, to make the best utilization of the knowledge and skills available.
- Human factor theory and human limitations
- Situational awareness, complacency and human error
- Resource management and decision making
- Leadership and team work
- Effective communication
- Cultural awareness
- Planning and prioritisation
- Stress coping, rest and fatigue
The course tutors are experienced chief engineer / engineering superintendents, who possess PGCE/Cert.Ed. teaching qualifications, and have been delivering human element training for many years.