Human Element one-day online modules

Course dates for modules in this series will be released in due course. Please watch this page for further updates or email Courses@nautinst.org to register your interest.

Risk and Risk-taking Behaviour

This workshop examines the cognitive and behavioural processes behind risk-taking behaviour. 

To do this we will examine the following:

  • Understanding Risk Theory
  • Risk-taking behaviour
  • The role of Culture, Motivation, Perception, Decision-making and Attitudes
  • Error and 'Rogue behaviour'
  • Incentive programs and risk-taking behaviour.

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Risk and the ISO 31 000 Standard

The standard ISO 31000: 2009 Risk Management – Principles and Guidelines was revised and updated in 2018. ISO 31000 is comprised of three major sections: principles for managing risk, framework for managing risk, and processes for managing risk. The standard presents 8 principles to be addressed in order to effectively manage risks and achieve objectives.

This workshop is aimed at providing the delegate with

  • clear introduction and concise overview of the revised standard.
  • provide guidance on its implementation.
  • risk management and decision making;
  • Influence of Human behaviour and culture on risk management at each level and stage;
  • risk management as an integral part of the organisational process;
  • the top management role in leadership.

Understanding Risk from a Human Element Perspective

This workshop will examine a cognitive psychology model, where the focus is on the ‘cognition’ (understanding) of risk in the workplace, and the accompanying psychological processes required for full understanding..

Workshop Framework:

  • To think and understand risk
  • Why workers often take risks
  • Introduction to the Ramsey Model
  • Perception
  • Cognition
  • Decision-making and
  • Ability 
    • Human Performance and Information Processing
    • Practical Case Studies

Managing Risk the 4-Step SAFE Way

Safety Risk Management (SRM) is a practical decision-making tool used by maritime personnel at all levels to increase operational effectiveness by identifying, assessing, controlling and monitoring risks. 

In this workshop, we will examine the following:

  • An introduction to Risk Management principles
  • Overview of theory and practice in SRM
  • SAFE process (SEE / ASSESS / FIX / EVALUATE) in practice
  • Practical application of SRM using case studies

Risk and Bow-Tie Analysis

Bow-Tie Risk Analysis are a structured method to assess risk where a qualitative approach may not be possible or desirable and gives a visual summary of all foreseeable hazards, consequences and controls derived from a variety of plausible accident scenarios . In this workshop, we will do the following:

  • Overview of theory and practice using Bow-Ties
  • Applying the Bow-Tie methodology
  • Providing the relevant ‘tools’ to assist in the process
  • Practical Exercises