Bridge Resource Management
The purpose of this course is to reduce the risk of accidents at sea. We focus on casualty prevention and human error, but also on increasing operational uptime and daily efficiency. In a simulator, we train the officers in handling dynamically escalating situations emphasising the need to apply the learning in real life situations. The participants are provided with tools to improve teamwork, leadership, communication, decision-making and resource management. We intend to give the participants a toolbox with various generic tools to use in the context of the dynamic environment they have to operate. When you only give someone a hammer all problems will look like nails. Expect the unexpected!
- 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
On completion of this course the participants will be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge of resource management, leadership and teamwork to fulfil the requirements of STCW 2010, Sections A-II/1 and A-II/2.
- Knowledge of shipboard personnel management, including human error, cross cultural awareness, situational awareness, complacency and teamwork.
- Ability to apply task and workload management.
- Knowledge of and ability to apply effective resource management.
- Knowledge of and ability to apply decision making techniques.
- Knowledge of international maritime conventions, recommendations and national legislations.