|High and Heavy (Photo by K.C.)|
Like most mariners I like to keep things as simple as possible. But today's ships are big, relatively complex and have lots of systems.
A big PCTC for example has 12 cargo decks. The cargo equipment includes hydraulic powered movable decks and ramps as well as a 150 ton capacity, computer controlled, hydraulic powered (with a separate cooling system) cargo elevator. Not to mention the engine room, the house, mooring systems and so on.
Crews on ships like this can not take a simple approach to complex tasks and expect to get the job done effectively and safely.
Risk assessment training and tools can help crews evaluate the risks involved in shipboard tasks.
The Walport video below is from Marine Cafe Blog - Risk assessment: the how and why