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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Human Element Landscape Database


Welcome to the Human Element in Shipping Committee (HEiSC) Landscape Database!

At its inaugural meeting in 2007, INTERTANKO’s Human Element in Shipping Committee (HEiSC) recognised that a significant amount of work on the human element was already being undertaken by various other bodies inside and outside the shipping industry. The Committee therefore felt it would be beneficial to create a database of the various reports and studies that are available.  As well as assisting the Committee in its work, it would ensure that this does not overlap or conflict with any studies or reports already completed, and would also provide a definitive list of the surveys and human element reports currently available.


This database is the first version undertaken by the Committee, and we extend our sincere thanks to the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), in particular to Ms. Denise McCafferty and Dr. Christine Tomlinson, for the help given in compiling it. 


The database is not intended to be exhaustive, but is the first assembly of such reports undertaken - to the best of our knowledge. It has been created in Microsoft Access and is available for free download. Please note that it will be updated on an ad hoc basis, so we recommend that you visit the INTERTANKO website regularly to access the latest version.


The database is structured as follows:


5 product categories: Guides/Guidance, Reports/Publications, Tools/ Products, On-going Research, Initiatives.  Over 95% of the products have been started or published since 2000. Conference and journal papers, textbooks, and company services are deliberately excluded from the database.


11 topic areas: Accident/incidents, Fitness for duty, Habitability, Interpersonal interaction, Job aids, Management & leadership, Recruitment, Retention of staff, Training for crew, Training for officers, Workplace design.


Click here to download the Human Element Landscape Database  (Last updated: January 2009) 



Click here to download the instructions for how to use the database 


Any feedback on the database should be sent to the contacts given below.