Human element is a key component contributing to the safety of life on board and unfortunately, it is also one of the main contributors to a large number of casualties in the maritime industry. This can be made worse by bad human relations on board. Therefore, human relations and social responsibilities work hand in hand to mitigate casualties and incidents. Ensuring that the seafarers are in a positive working environment results in proper communication and good and effective teamwork.
Upon completing this course, the candidate will understand the importance of teamwork, good communication and good relationships with fellow crew members on board.
The learning outcomes of the Course will include; Understanding what the human element is and the effect it has; Gaining knowledge of Safety Culture onboard; Recognise the various factors that affect human relationships on board; Recognise the methods to be used for good communication; Understanding cultural barriers and learn how to respond to such issues; Gain knowledge of the individual rights and responsibilities toward fellow crew members; Understand how to recognise fatigue and stress.
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