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Maritime Resource Management programme

Maritime Resource Management (MRM) - providing best practice and continuous improvement

Course summary

For many years it has been recognised that human error has been identified as the most common contributing factor in accidents at sea. These human errors are often related to lack of team work, communication, improper attitudes and unsafe company cultures. 

The Maritime Resource Management (MRM) training programme establishes safe attitudes and provides a set of tools that participants will be able to employ in their working environment such as on board ship or in their shore office. Maritime Resource Management will also increase knowledge about human performance and limitations; providing a better understanding of what can lead humans into a lack of situational awareness and complacency.

This programme focuses on human factor issues and not specific technical tasks, with the aim of changing attitudes and behaviours, not technical skills. As such, the course is ideal for all disciplines and levels of Deck, Technical and shore based management. During the course, a common language is established which is beneficial in breaking down barriers between the bridge and engine room teams, and between ship and shore staff. 

Our MRM course has been reviewed by professional bodies and has been "recognised" by IMarEST, MCA and "accredited" by the Nautical Institute.

Who is this course for?

This course has been designed for:

  • Masters
  • Deck Officers
  • Technical Officers
  • Fleet Managers

Course objectives:

  • To minimise the risk of incidents by introducing advanced leadership and human factors training for senior officers, so that available resources are used in the best way to accomplish tasks as safely and effectively as possible. 
  • To enhance professional standards through development of skills and knowledge.

Course content:

Discussion and computer based training, facilitated in a workshop environment with regard to a number of course modules that include attitudes and management skills, challenge and response, authority and assertiveness, management styles, human involvement in error, judgment and decision making.

Course duration:

  • 3 days

General information:

Courses take place at our training centre in Dover, and run between the hours of 08:30 and 18:00. Maximum of 12 places per course.

Please note, this course is about the utilisation of human resources taking into account their limitations and emotions and will include the principles of Bridge and Engine room Resource Management training.

Contact information:

If you are interested in this programme please contact Julia Hambrook, Safety Training Manager, on 01304 863272 or email services@poferries.com.