YACHT KNOWLEDGE - CREW FAMILIARISATION APP

IN-APP TESTING FOR VESSEL FAMILIARISATION AND STATUTORY RULES AND REGULATIONS

IMPROVING SAFETY BY INCREASING KNOWLEDGE

The primary purpose of this app is to ensure that new crew make themselves adequately familiar with all safety-critical aspects and operation of systems and equipment on board your specific vessel, which are within their responsibility and prior to carrying out actual operations.

 

It also serves to encourage crew to reference, read and understand the Ship Operation manuals through a series of technical vessel-specific questions which link into key sections of the manual.

 

Main features include:

  • Operates on crew mobile phones with unique log ins

  • Multiple choice questions created based on vessel's existing ISM and SOLAS manuals

  • Physical familiarisation using program tags attached to vessel equipment

  • Additional questions can be added at any time to reflect incidence onboard, new policies or equipment

  • Photographs of vessels specific equipment can be used to test familiarisation

  • The Dashboard can set test frequency and length, as well as show test results, poor performing questions, and more.

  • Option to hyperlinked to the vessels manuals

STRUCTURED AND MEASUREABLE

Yacht Knowledge enables learning onboard to become conscious and proactive, rather than passive and reactive.

 

A structured, measurable and methodical approach to familiarisation helps a vessel retain key crew members and develop the skills and knowledge within its crew to create a culture of safety and professionalism.

Benefits to the Vessel

  • Measurable familiarisation of new and existing crew increases safety onboard

  • Ongoing, little and often familiarisation becomes part of the safety culture onboard your vessel

  • From the dashboard you can see who is participating and who is scoring low marks, highlighting crew performance

  • Additional training requirements can be pinpointed

  • Streamlines familiarisation reducing the burden on senior crew

  • Reducing risk of injury and damage to equipment, protecting the owners asset and increasing vessel availability

  • Encourages crew to read the safety documentation prepared for them onboard

BASIC INSTALL INFORMATION

Safety Documents Familiarisation

The Yacht Knowledge basic install would utilise the vessel's existing SMS and SOLAS training manual, a GA and the Fire and Safety Plan.

 

A bank of around 120 questions would be generated from your manuals with multi choice answers and submitted for vessel approval. An app-based testing module is then created in order to assist in familiarisation, safety and crew awareness.

Physical Familiarisation

Approximately 50 pieces of equipment are then selected from the Fire and Safety Plan. Program tags are created which relate directly to each piece of equipment, and are attached close by. An example of a physical familiarisation question; "Where is the emergency stop for the galley?" This is answered by scanning the tag adjacent to the stop button with the user's mobile phone.

Hours of Rest Form

There is an in-built Hours of Rest form, which will allow the admin to download all the crew Hours of Rest forms from a single point for review and filing.

BENEFITS FOR INDIVIDUALS

Yacht Knowledge is a tool which helps individual crew members familiarise themselves with the safety and operational aspects of the vessel, giving them confidence when an issue arises that needs quick decisions and competent actions. When this system of learning is adopted by the entire crew, there is a confidence in the abilities and knowledge of each other. Working systematically through this app prepares a crew member for their next rank or project through gaining a solid understanding of vessel systems and processes.

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  • Encourages crew to read the safety documentation prepared for them onboard