Why is it needed?
In an industry where human factor accounts for the majority of accidents, resilient safety cultures prevent unpleasant and unexpected surprises. Researches on the psychological health of mariners suggest that mariners are at the highest risk of stress and associated mental health conditions for obvious reasons. Living conditions on a ship are affected by factors such as social exclusion, confinement in open spaces, and multiculturalism within the single organizational culture of a ship. Authoritative pressure, mental and physical workload, long work hours, unhealthy lifestyle, fatigue, and sleep deprivation add to their woes. Experts, therefore, suggest that resilience skill building in mariners can help in reducing the maritime accidents, which are primarily caused by the human factor. (courtesy of bigyellowfish)
INTRODUCING THE CONCEPT OF RESILIENCE INTO MARITIME SAFETY – World Maritime University – 2015
IMCA RESILIENCE AWARENESS PROGRAMME
Leading IMCA members have come together to develop a Resilience Awareness Programme tailored to the marine contracting industry. A key attribute of a successful organisation is its ability to cope with challenging issues and to bounce back – its capacity to do so is largely dictated by the resilience of its people.
The six videos and accompanying guidance notes explain the main concepts of resilience. The programme is designed to be used by groups of employees, to help promote discussion and share thoughts, so that they become more resilient.
Video Module 2 helps us make safer decisions by teaching us how to keep things in perspective.