The Importance of Regular Training, Done Right.
Now we know that both the Company plus the Master have equally shared responsibility in keeping the Crew members trained to an adequate level, but my thinking is that when you’re out on the water, you can never know too much!
On reflection, there were several contributing factors that all played a part in the accident.
It’s important that during those long hot busy summer days, that Crew training is being regularly scheduled on the roster and properly-being carried out. Regularly repeating and discussing your findings from drill training and emergency procedures will ensure that not only will your Crew become familiar with what to do, but if by chance something unusual did happen, your Crew will jump into action immediately and know precisely how to handle the situation.
At SeaLogs, we’re big advocates of regular, ongoing and diverse Crew training, and we’ve created you a Crew Training module to capture all of the details you would normally record in your logbook:
- The Trainers name
- Type of Training conducted (it includes a list of Emergency Procedures, Drills, Inductions and other training types, working alongside your Vessel Manual) and you can customise this list of training types to suit your needs!
- Details of the Training
- Plus a list of Crew members who took part in the training.
This is not only easy to use, but the training also gets captured in as part of your logbook, can be reported on providing you with a birds-eye-view as to who is doing what on which vessels. You can even set up regular training reminders and notifications, never missing a training session.
Our brave Holly ended up requiring stitches in her finger, and her hand was put in a cast and she was off from work for the following 6 weeks.
This event, if anything, taught us both a great lesson. Not only did we start to think proactively about crew training, safety, and taking things more seriously. Holly and I continued working together on the water. We both gained our Master's tickets and worked together in Australia. During one hot 40-degree day, with 126 passengers onboard, Holly got locked in the toilet for well... let’s just say longer then it would take to read the Professional Skippers Magazine... but that is another story!
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