In 2003 The Nautical Institute launched the hugely successful Alert! Series – ultimately setting the benchmark by producing 40 Human Element themed publications (www.he-alert.org)
Now, thanks to special permission given by The Nautical Institute, the FISH Safety Foundation is launching a new initiative – Fishing Alert! which will address a range of critical Human Element issues for the fishing industry.
This Fishing Alert! Project will direct focus on the human – the fisherman - and how he responds and interacts with others around him. These personal and interpersonal factors will each be examined to establish potential areas of human factor performance.
- Physical Factors
- Physiological Factors
- Psychological Factors
- Psychosocial Factors
- Verbal Communication
- Personnel Interaction / Relationships
- Crew Resource Management
- Interpersonal Skills
- Shared responsibility for safety
Through this work we will be investigating both Human Factor issues, such as cognitive function and decision making, and Occupational Health issues, such as the increased risk of chronic health issues in commercial fishermen.