Is Onboard Training Hazardous?

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Sep 052010

Wyn Price

Fatigue leads to bad judgement, poor co-ordination and accidents. Training and education potentially reduce accidents, but can onboard training eat into rest hours? It’s a question mooted by Wyn Price, superintendent, audit and inspection at BP on a Linkedin group that caught MAC’s attention.

Says Price “…this is unfortunately one of the downsides of Computer Based Training , CBT, and Video On Demand, VOD, packages that are found onboard vessels more and more now. They can and do infringe into the rest hours unless operators ensure that they are not there for viewing during “off duty” periods, but properly regulated in order to get the best out of such products. ”

Is he right? What do you think?