The DVD also includes the Facilitator's Training Book, a 32 page booklet designed to make the content of the film more accessible.
“Very professionally done” “We would recommend everyone to buy and view it” “A breath of fresh air” “Moves the discussion further forward” “You've set the bar very high for this sort of training aid” “It’s a very good tool, useful product, and it’s been extremely well produced” “I congratulate you for being so thoughtful and realistic”
The above are just some of the things that were said when KVH Media launched The Human Element to an assembly of maritime industry leaders and the maritime press.
The film, which has been approved by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA), offers a unique insight into the role of human behaviour in safety at sea.
Human behaviour lies at the centre of both the profits and the losses of the maritime industry – and it is crucial that everyone involved in shipping has an understanding of this reality. This training resource aims to improve this understanding.
The Human Element has been developed from the award-winning book by the MCA. This is not merely the ‘film of the book’; with the assistance of the original authors – Dik Gregory and Paul Shanahan of gs partnership Ltd – the film takes the concepts of the book and presents them in a more concise manner, making them easier to digest and put to practical use.
The film is aimed at creating greater operational mindfulness, thereby allowing safety, rather than danger, to emerge from human behaviour.
The Human Element has been developed jointly with Pukka Films, from the award-winning book, published in 2010 by a consortium comprising the MCA, The Standard Club, BP Shipping and Teekay Marine Services; it takes the concepts of the book and develops them, building on the key insights and principles, making them easy for the seafarer and management alike to put to practical use. The DVD is presented in a modular fashion and includes detailed facilitators’ notes, designed to promote thought and discussion amongst viewers between each of the modules. The notes are straightforward to use and greatly assist participants in engaging with the content of the film.
The film is based on a fictionalised incident, as seen from the point of view of an investigator. In order to explain the behaviour of the characters in the film, the accident investigator refers several times to SUGAR. The SUGAR model was developed by organisational psychologists Dik Gregory and Paul Shanahan and underpins their book on which the film is based. A slightly fuller version of the model is shown here.
For more information, you can visit the dedicated website at TheHumanElementFilm.com