The Role Of Computer Simulation Programs For Marine Engineers In Hazard Prevention By Reducing The Risk Of Human Error In The Operation Of Marine Machinery
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R. Cwilewicz & L. Tomczak
This paper describes the latest developments in computer simulation programs, designated for familiarization with marine machinery, especially taking into account the hazard mitigation aspect and the strengthening of emergency response. The paper includes the examples of a Computer Based Training – interactive program concerning steering gear installation and a controllable pitch propeller plant where trainees have the possibility to develop operation skills, and train and refresh emergency procedures (reacting to emergency situations). This paper’s conclusion is that the use of computer simulation - interactive programs in maritime education results in increased emergency preparedness and in consequence, leads to hazard mitigation and reduces the risk of human error in the operation and maintenance of marine equipment. Keywords: computer based training, risk of human error, hazard prevention in operation of marine machinery 1 Introduction Statistics prove, that up to 90% of total marine accidents at see have been attributed to human error. It is well known that one of the major factors of accident prevention on board is the perfect theoretical and practical knowledge possessed by engine room officers while operating engines and auxiliary equipment .
computer based training, risk of human error, hazard prevention in operation of marine machinery