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Human attitude and way of action.

Demand for training in maritime industry is growing, from equipment operation to decision support management, as ever-changing skill sets are required, and ever-increasing human performance levels and efficiencies are demanded. However, many Safety & Training Officers in shipping companies always stuck on the same barrier, during training sessions. The barrier of human attitude & habit to act on his own and unique way & perception when dealing with a case.

 

Changing people perception is very difficult during training. Great effort has to be paid for ensuring that everything has been understood and that the trainee will act properly in real situation. It is well noted (in many articles through the Internet and during accident investigation training course) that approximately 80% accidents and incidents are due to human error or human factors and so the human being ended to be the cause of the accident and not the exception, and that is due to lack of correct perception and analysis of the situation.

 

For this reason, people in any industry, maritime, aviation, health, etc are continually searching for new ways to apply technology to enhance training programs in order to match real situations to training experiences so people can respond as trained. Simulation-based training is becoming increasingly widespread in today's world. More advanced - computers allow more complex and thus more realistic training scenarios to be simulated. More specifically, in maritime industry the standards have been set for using simulators (Bridge, Engine & Cargo handling) for competence certification purposes.

  • But what happens when the time comes to face a difficult or even unknown situation during his onboard service?
  • How it is ensured that the level of competence for crew members is such as to successfully handling of a situation?
  • How does the crew acts in an emergency situation when facing a fire onboard or are forced to abandon ship?
  • Are you confident enough to rely upon the usual shipboard drills and safety management system instructions & procedures?

 

Simulation based training for effective emergency response situations.

Maritime Logic approaches the issue of training from a different perspective by developing low cost simulation based training applications for effective emergency response training.

 

The aim of such applications is to:

  • Build competences through experience.

  • Teach crew members to apply knowledge (by doing and learning from their mistakes)

  • Generate valuable learning experiences to enhance the performance of crew during drills & actual emergencies.

By building realistic models of real life environments and life like simulations of various situations, the human perception makes the user to act as it was a real case. His experience, attitude, knowledge & skills are combined together so every action he takes, it is to achieve the best as possible outcome, or even to save his life.

 

How can this be used on training?

Various methods are used today for training. These methods vary from self study to classroom training by lectures and knowledge assessment tests.

 

Our simulation systems can be used in the following training arrangements:

As Standalone Training

The trainee has to follow up procedures and act on predetermined simulated scenarios.

Local Network System

Computers connected in local network are supervised by an instructor who creates scenarios and changes parameters on real time remotely.

The outcome of training is the focus on each individual tasks, & roles through effective teamwork.

Classroom Based

Suitable for assessing knowledge with emphasis to cooperation and alternative actions on cases presented during seminars.

 

Continuous learning process

Continuous learning is NOT about continually taking courses - it's about developing skills in reflection and inquiry - it's about learning how to learn so that your life's experiences become your own learning environment. However, in maritime life, such learning process starts with national license certification and continuous onboard with a routine implementation of a safety management system’s requirements blended with additional seminars. Simulated base training is not made for disrupting this natural continuity of training & learning but make it more efficient. It can be added to any step of a continuous learning process.

 

Learning Process

Training Method

Aided By

Building knowledge

Seminar classes, computer based training, video, additional books & manuals reading

Demonstration of actual cases to enhance perception.

Developing decision making skills

Skills assessments

Acting during running virtual scenarios

Develop manual skills

Instructional training & Practical assessments

Simulator based training

Gain experience

On the job exercises

Virtual scenarios

Develop attitude

Real life experiences

Virtual refresher scenarios