MCA HELM – Operational Level Certificate, 3 day course
From 1 September 2013, anyone applying to the MCA to become a Master 200 – OOW 500 will need to have completed the 3 day HELM (Operational Level) course in additional to the existing requirements. SeaRegs Training has been approved by the MCA to offer this 3 day course from our Plymouth, Devon based classroom.
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Course objectives include
Identify good practice in shipboard human resource management.
Identify the importance of the ‘human element’ in shipboard operations.
Apply the underpinning knowledge of related international maritime conventions and recommendations, national regulations, and codes of practice and guidelines covered in other mandatory units when controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on board at the operational level.
Apply the elements of task and workload management, including planning, co ordination, allocation and prioritisation of human and physical resources when controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on board.
Apply effective resource management techniques with regard to: Allocation, assignment and prioritisation of resources; Use of effective communications on board and ashore,
Use of assertiveness, leadership and motivation principles
Identifying and considering generated options including
The decision-making process; and
The influence of culture on decision making;
Selecting a course of action; and Evaluating outcome effectiveness.
Manage fatigue and stress with regard to:
a) Causes and effects of fatigue;
b) Causes and effects of stress;
c) Relation between fatigue and stress;
d) Identifying signs and symptoms of stress and fatigue; and
e) Developing stress and fatigue management strategies to prevent stress and fatigue from affecting safety.
Contribute to shipboard training, learning, assessing and developing human potential withregard to:
a) Formal and informal learning;
b) Learning from mistakes;
c) Continuous professional development; and
d) Shipboard training, learning, coaching, mentoring and assessment.