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Bridge Resource Management (BRM)

 
  
 

 

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Course Description

What is Bridge Resource Management? The Bridge Resource Management course introduces the concept of a navigation team to ship masters and watch officers and frames their decision making process toward establishing watch conditions during the course of the voyage. Bridge Resource Management techniques will emphasise decision making based upon conditions related to workload and potential threat to the vessel. The intent of the course is to define the individual task and responsibilities of the various team members while developing a situational awareness to prevent individual errors. Our trainees can expect a high proportion of simulator time, interspersed with lectures on human factors and decision making.

Course Aim
Gain experience in handling ships under various conditions and be able to make a more effective contribution to the bridge team during ship manoeuvring in normal and emergency conditions.

Course Topics
Human factors
Terminology
Stress and fatigue
Leadership
Communications
Cultural and situational awareness
Work load
Team work
Teaching Methods
All our trainers are experienced navigators and will be drawing on experiences gained at sea to highlight important factors and to demonstrate effective processes in the classroom, then allowing for the processes to be developed in the Simulator. Candidates will be at times put under pressure within the controlled environment to utilise their newly developed skills, and will cover many aspects of resource management such as;

Sensation, perception and cognition • Human factors
Stress, fatigue and sleep
Communication, Assertiveness, Leadership
Decision making and problem solving
Briefing and Debriefing
Resource Management Planning

 
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