Human Factors and Risk Management in the Maritime Industry
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- 20 Feb 2023
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Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Assess human factor issues in the maritime environment and develop an appropriate response
- Analyse a maritime-related task using hierarchical task analysis (HTA) to identify errors in the procedure
- Examine a maritime accident and illustrate the causes using a theoretical model of accident causation
- Assess the implications of human factor issues for the wider maritime community to devise a solution
- Week 1 - Introduction to Human Factors
- week 2 - Human Error HTA reading material
- Week 3 - Incident Investigation
- Week 4 - Human Physiology and Anthropometry
- Week 5/6 - Information Processing and Cognition
- Week 7/8 - Occupational Stressors
- Week 9/10 - Change leadership and Culture
- Week 11 - Risk management
- Required teaching materials for the above modules are available through MyLO-Skype/zoom consultation carried to clarify students doubts.
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Human Factors is a multi-disciplinary applied science that integrates the fields of psychology, engineering, ergonomics, management and industrial design. Human Factors pivots around the processes of effective system design, and deals with areas such as personnel selection; personnel training; machine design; job design; and, environmental design. This subject provides an introduction to the range of issues covered in human factors and supports the development of some basic skills used by human factors professionals to study occupational environments.
- Designated Person Ashore Analysis (50%)
- Human Factors Accident Classification System Analysis (30%)
- HTA Analysis (20%)
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