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Human Factors (2) - Alert! Maritime Education & Training (Video)

Issue 2 Bulletin contains: * Cracking the Code: Improving the application of The Collision Regulations * Exploring Human Factors: thoughts on cargoes, container ships and the human element * Port State Control and the ISM Code

Type: other Author: The Nautical Institute Publication year: 2012 Publisher: The Nautical Institute

Human Factors criteria for hand held devices

Type: Conference paper Author: Brian Sherwood Jones Publication year: 2004 Publisher:

Human Factors Engineering and Cultural Calibration for Vessel and Offshore Installation Design

Some of the human factors engineering concerns addressed in this paper fall into the categories of management and organizational issues. The traditional human factors engineering concerns include anthropometrics, physiology and strength, and manual materials handling. The managerial and organizational challenges extend to communications, language, and cultural variables. The intended result of this paper is the increased awareness of cultural concerns for designers, engineers, and naval architects where project teams are designing vessels and installations for personnel from various countries.

Type: Conference paper Author: Denise B. McCafferty, Kevin P. McSweeney, E. Johan Hendrikse Publication year: 2003 Publisher: ABS

Human Factors/Ergonomics Handbook for the Design for Ease of Maintenance.

The purpose of this handbook is to provide Department of Energy (DOE) contractors with information that can be used to design equipment and maintenance programs in order to reduce human errors and subsequently accidents and injuries due to human errors with maintenance activities. It is intended to be referenced during the equipment concept stage through to after equipment has been built and tested to ensure that costly maintenance and/or redesign are avoided.

Type: other Author: DOE Publication year: 2001 Publisher: US Department of Energy

IACS Rec 95: Recommendation for the Application of SOLAS Regulation V/15Bridge Design, Equipment Arrangement and Procedures (BDEAP)

This Recommendation sets forth a set of guidelines for determining compliance with the principles and aims of SOLAS regulation V/15 relating to bridge design, design and arrangement of navigational systems and equipment and bridge procedures when applying the requirements of SOLAS regulations V/19, 22, 24, 25, 27 and 28 at the time of delivery of the newbuilding.

Type: other Author: IACS Publication year: 2011 Publisher: IACS

IACS Rec. 132 Human Element Recommendations for structural design of lighting, ventilation, vibration, noise, access and egress arrangements

IACS non mandatory recommendation on human element and ergonomics considerations during the structural design and arrangement of ships, applicable for various IMO resolutions. It provides rationale for why the HE should be considered, implication for structures as well as ergonomic structural arrangement recommendations. In addition, it provides information for industry best practices regarding human element considerations for design of lighting, ventilation, vibration, noise, access and egress.

Type: Rules and standards Author: IACS Publication year: 2013 Publisher: IACS

IACS Rec. 71 Guide for the development of shipboard

This guide provides criteria for the development of user friendly technical manuals for operation and maintenance of the ship and her equipment by means of easy retrieval and use of information

Type: Rules and standards Author: IACS Publication year: 2000 / 2014 Publisher: IACS

IEC 60945 Rev. 4: Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems – General requirements – Methods of testing and required test results

This document specifies minimum performance requirements, methods of testing and required test results for general requirements which can be applied to those characteristics common to shipbourne radio equipment connected to GMDSS, shipbourne navigational equipment, and for EMC. Nevertheless, the guidelines may guide the design of other equipment and systems.

Type: Rules and standards Author: IEC Publication year: Publisher: IEC


IMO vision is to address human element to improve performance and significantly enhance maritime safety, security and the quality of the marine environment. Sets of principles and goals are presented.

Type: other Author: IMO Publication year: 2004 Publisher: IMO


These guidelines aim to -support the design and configuration of bridge equipment and systems, their arrangement and integration for safe and effective operation of the vessel under the control of the bridge team and pilot. - allow for a task oriented presentation and integration of information on ship bridges. - assist with the management of the workload of the bridge team, enhance the safe operation of the ship; and implementing measures intended to reduce human errors.

Type: Rules and standards Author: IMO Publication year: 2010 Publisher: IMO