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Engine Room Resource Management (ERM)

Human factors account for approximately 80% of all accidents. The principal aim of this course is to reduce the risk of accidents at sea with focus on casualty prevention and human error, but also increasing operational uptime and utilizing redundancy.

We put focus on and in some extend train the officers to handle dynamically escalating situations in a simulator emphasizing the need to apply this learning in real life situations. The participants are provided with tools to improve teamwork, communication, decision-making and resource management.

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Human factors, how the ships safe and efficient operation is affected by the individual behaviour and the interaction in the team are addressed through theory classes and practical cases.

  • Human Factor Theory
  • Complacency
  • Assertiveness
  • Communication
  • Resource Management, Decision Making, Leadership and Team Work
  • Planning
  • Responsibilities
  • Stress Coping
  • Case studies and simulator exercises as a learning tool to backup/illustrate the theory
  • Engine-room resource management as required by STCW 2010, Section A-III/1
  • Observations and feedback given by participants' own colleagues are processed.

The course is conducted as interplay between theoretical presentations and supervised training in a Full Mission Engine Room Simulator. Depending on the experience of the participants, the exercises can be conducted on a variety of plants and machinery, aligned to the experience of the trainee.


The objectives are to:

  • Provide participants with the theory behind above contents adding case studies and exercises.
  • Use an engine simulator to show the theory in real life, and to allow easy adaption into daily operations.
  • Train the officers in cooperation, coordination of tasks and deployment of resources in stressed and aggravated situations.
  • Make participants aware of the areas of responsibility and of working situations with regards to watch keeping.
  • Stress the participants to get them out of their comfort zone and into their growth zone stretching their social and physical comfort and achieve maximum learning.
  • Teach the participants how to observe and give proper feedback to their colleagues after every simulator exercise using the CRM theory and principles.
  • Make the engine team work as one team.



Date Duration Language Location Price (incl. VAT) Seats Book course
2015-08-12 3 Days [en] Svendborg Country: dk DKK 16,875.00 6+
2015-10-07 3 Days [en] Svendborg Country: dk DKK 16,875.00 6+
2015-11-09 5 Days [en] Newcastle Country: gb GBP 1,800.00 3
2015-11-17 3 Days [en] Svendborg Country: dk DKK 16,875.00 6+
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Request date - [en] Svendborg Country: dk -
Request date - [en] Chennai Country: in - 6+