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Web Alert: The Human Element DVD

29 April 2013

In 2010 the award winning book ‘The Human Element a guide to human behaviour in the shipping industry’ was published by a consortium comprising of the Marine Coastguard Agency, the Standard Club, BP Shipping and Teekay Marine Services. This publication was developed after analysis of shipping casualties produced an increasing awareness of the central importance of the human element.

This has now been developed into an excellent training DVD by Walport and Pukka films with input throughout the process by the Standard Club and representatives of the other consortium members.  The film takes the concepts of the book and creates a realistic scenario to which seafarers and ship managers can relate. It follows a fictional, but not uncommon, set of circumstances that lead to the grounding of a vessel. It examines how the negative aspects affected those involved and how easily small changes in behaviour could have been made to alter these into positive aspects, thereby avoiding the incident. 

Should you wish to purchase additional copies you can contact Walport directly ensuring you mention SC013 for your discount.  Walport are happy to discuss a further discount for any fleet/multiple purchases.  For further details please visit the website

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