To ensure human factors are accounted for when managing and operating a vessel, OCIMF is including human factors considerations as a core element of the updated Ship Inspection Report Programme (SIRE 2.0), due for delivery in 2022
The development of SIRE 2.0 is well underway and is being trialled on a select number of vessels. The latest OCIMF newsletter gave more details of what is included in this new aspect, and the human factor is also a discussed in the forthcoming Riviera webinar, Tanker safety, vetting inspections and Element 14 of TMSA, part of the Tanker Shipping & Trade Webinar Week, being held 10 May to 14 May 2021.
OCIMG states that incorporating the human element requires trained inspectors to identify elements and educate operators about the enhanced inspection process. “This is a significant change to the inspection regime which will provide a defined process for uncovering the systemic issues which might lead to a critical activity not protecting the ship.
“Importantly, this new approach will open a dialogue for ensuring issues are addressed, and the tools for demonstrating the quality of measures in place to support human performance. This requires a culture of openness, transparency and co-operation, which OCIMF seeks to bolster through the updated and enhanced vessel inspection programme.”
It is also important to note that while these new elements are under discussion and the way forward toward SIRE 2.0 is clear, the current SIRE has not been replaced and the existing SIRE programme will continue to be supported and improved, ensuring SIRE incorporates the latest industry standards, best practice and regulations.
For further details see OCIMF enhanced human factors.
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