Engine room resource management course - (ERM)
|Course requirement||STCW Recommended|
|Duration in days/hours||5/40|
|STCW reference:||A-VIII/2 3-2, B-I/12, B-VIII/2-3.2|
The Engine Resource Management course directs the participants' attention to such items as voyage planning, engine organization and procedures, and the management of the human resources which make the Engine Team. The work of planning, executing and reviewing simulated engine room situations is designed to heighten the awareness of the participants to the job of safe engine room watchkeeping and to the hazards presented to the ship and its crew during those times of increased workload. This "heightened awareness" will reduce the potential for human error. The training comprises discussion and practicing the skills and knowledge which a ship's Engine Team must possess to ensure a safe and efficient manoeuvring into or out of a port, or through a traffic choke point. This simulator based course is five days in duration and brings to the engineering team the concepts and philosophies of resource management previously only experienced by bridge personnel. This is the only Engine room Resource Management course available today that is taught using an engine room simulator. Students are introduced to the basics, followed by exercises on the simulator concluding with actual case studies. Trainees successfully completing this course will: - understand and be able to explain the value of engine teamwork, sharing workload, and how to build good teamwork, enhancing safety and efficiency, - have a good situation awareness and anticipate potential problems, - be able to make and monitor a comprehensive Manoeuvring Plan for port arrival/departure and traffic choke point transits, obtaining early relevant information using all available equipment and resource, - be able to handle unexpected and emergency situations, and make decisions that are realistic and sensitive to constraints, - understand and be able to explain the value and practical use of the Operating Procedures specified by the Company using caution, safe strategies and keeping options open as long as possible.