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The shipping industry is run by and for people. Human behaviour needs to be managed at all levels, ranging from ordinary seafarers to regulators developing national and international regulations. It is vital for a safe and viable shipping business to effectively manage the human element.
Publish date: 2/09/2013
In this issue of Alert! we offer some thoughts on safe manning, and on mitigating the effects of fatigue and other risk factors on crew endurance. We expand upon what has been articulated in issue 13 of Alert! - Time to wake up to the consequences of Fatigue - and its associated Vodcast.
Publish date: 22/08/2013
Piotr’s wife agreed it was unlucky that the accident which has blighted his career happened when he was on watch; he was a good man trying to do a good job. In the same circumstances it could have happened to anybody.
Publish date: 20/08/2013
The Guidelines for Determination of Minimum Safe Manning are only viable if they are strictly complied with. To date, there is no mathematical formula for assessing the manpower requirements of a ship taking into account these Guidelines - while these are very sensible guidelines.....
Publish date: 19/08/2013
This study investigates the involvement of the user in the design process on ship bridges and navigational equipment as seen from the designers' perspective.
Keywords: user centred design; human centred design; bridge; navigational euipment
Publish date: 16/08/2013