Bridge Resource Management
Introduction to Human Factors and Crew Resource Management techniques through technical skills classroom training and high fidelity simulator scenario-based training. Team based problem solving in scenario-based simulator vessel specific cases.
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 on DP units in an offshore environment.
The course is aimed at, but not limited to, deck officers from dynamic positioned drilling and offshore units.
Upon completion of this course the participant 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.
- Knowledge of Emergency management and Crisis Leadership.
- Ability to observe teammates and provide proper feedback, and use feedback as a performance enhancement tool.
The course is verified by the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA).
Through theory classes and practical cases we address how human factors such as individual behavior and interaction between team. In the simulator officers are trained to handle dynamically escalating situations emphasizing the need to apply the lessons learned in real life situations. The participants are provided with the tools to improve teamwork, leadership, communication, decision-making and resource management.
The course is conducted as interplay between theoretical presentations, case studies, group discussions and supervised training in a Full Mission Bridge Simulator to backup / illustrate theory and make it easily transferable to daily operations:
- Human factor theory, personal abilities, behaviors and human limitations.
- Human error, complacency, boredom and automation awareness.
- Situational awareness.
- Resource management and decision making.
- Leadership and team work.
- Effective communication.
- Cultural awareness, inherent traits, behavior and cross-cultural communication.
- Planning and prioritization.
- Risk assessment.
- Stress coping, rest and fatigue.
- Emergency and crisis management.
- Observations and feedback given by participants’ own colleagues are processed.
- Exercises will be conducted on OSV and MODU bridges with DP2 or DP3, and relevant systems like Riser Management System, Ballast Control and Power Management System.
Key benefits from Bridge Resource Management training
Practical training of technical skills combined with human factor elements and valuable feedback and development input for all participants.
Full technical understanding and practical application of theoretic methods.
Solid non-technical understanding and practical application of theoretic methods concerning human factors and feedback on personal and team performance in the simulated environment.