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Engine Room Resource Management (ERM)

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Target group:

Chief Engineers and Engineers with maritime certificates.


ERM is based on the guidelines in STCW 2010 (Manila convention). It focuses on human factors that influences interaction in the engine room and patterns of behaviour during incidents. The course consists of full-scale simulator exercises and classroom lectures. Observation and feedback are important elements of the course. The course is in accordance with NMA’s guidelines of 29th January 2015.


Course content:
- Allocation and prioritizing of resources, planning and co-ordination.
- Limitations of time and resources, including the need for rest
- Crisis management, methods of stress-handling
- Efficient communication aboard, with other vessels/installations and onshore
- Briefing; involvement and information
- Sharing of information and observations
- Understanding of culture
- Two-way communication, active listening and feedback
- Learning by summary/debriefing and transfer of experience
- Assertiveness and leadership
- Motivation
- Task management and the use of operational procedure
- Distribution of roles
- Values, attitudes and norms
- Management techniques and conflict handling.
- Decision-making in various situations
- Gathering and maintaining a common understanding and awareness of the situation
- Assessment of safety and risk
- Evaluation of  the team’s experience
- The needs for training
- Decisions that reflect the team’s experience


Course type: Simulator course, computer-lab, lectures and full-scale simulator.

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Telephone number: +47 24 15 55 55


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