Nautical Institute HE Alert Microsite

Nautical Institute HE Alert Microsite

Library

Here you can browse through our online database library, containing articles, papers and industry reference material.

  • Human centred design makes a difference

    Human centred design makes a difference

    Issue No - 11 By Neil Chaplin, RNLI Principal Naval Architect

    Neil Chaplin discusses their approach to the design of a new class of slipway-launched lifeboat.

    Publish date: 2/09/2013

  • Managing the impact of the human element on risk

    Managing the impact of the human element on risk

    Issue No - 23 By Deirdre Littlefield, President, International Union of Marine Insurance

    The International Union of Marine Insurance, which speaks for marine underwriters worldwide, fully supports quality and safety standards and, equally, is fully committed to improving maritime safety.

    Publish date: 2/09/2013

  • Human Factors Engineering deficiencies in ship construction

    Human Factors Engineering deficiencies in ship construction

    Issue No - 8 By Gerald Miller, CPE, MA, BSc Human Factors Engineering Consultant

    Even though naval architects and marine engineers typically design a ship to a fine level of detail there is usually still some leeway left for the shipyard personnel to move or make adjustments to piping, equipment and wireways during the construction phase.

    Publish date: 2/09/2013

  • IMO’s work on human element issues - some thoughts

    IMO’s work on human element issues - some thoughts

    Issue No - 22 By Jørgen Rasmussen, Visiting Professor World Maritime University 3

    You could say that IMO’s work on human element issues began formally in 1991 with the creation of the Joint MSC/MEPC Working Group on the role of the human element in maritime casualties, which was later renamed the Joint Working Group (JWG) on the Human Element.

    Publish date: 2/09/2013

  • Designing usable ships

    Designing usable ships

    Issue No - 7 By Jorgen Rasmussen, Chief Ship Surveyor, Danish Maritime Authority

    The only real common concept seems to be safe. However, safe might not be given the same meaning by all users. Society would probably tend to view safe as no disasters while the crew would look at a safe ship as one that not only keeps floating but also is not inviting small personal accidents.

    Publish date: 2/09/2013