Bridge Resource Management

An Intensive 5-day Training Course

Bridge Resource Management

Effective Bridge Team Management Overrides Culture Gap and
Mitigate Operational Risks

Bridge Resource Management

Scheduled Dates


13 - 17 May 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
23 - 27 Sep 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
02 - 06 Dec 2024 Lisbon - Portugal $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT

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Why Choose this Training Course?

The Bridge Resource Management (BRM) interactive and interesting training course is prepared to provide the course delegates with the best Management techniques that leads to a successful decision making based upon conditions related to workload and potential threat to any ship. The course attendees will gain the best practices in working in different environments and improve their performance to enhance navigation safety.

The Bridge Resource Management training course will ensure proper understanding on the prevention of individual errors and define the bridge team members’ tasks & responsibilities. This training course will demonstrate the behaviors necessary to achieve effective teamwork, minimize accidents caused by human error and help the participants to reach the best decision-making techniques.

This training course is designed to meet the Bridge Resource Management (BRM) requirements detailed in Table A-III/II/I of the 2010 Manila amendments to the STCW Convention and Code.

This PetroKnowledge Bridge Resource Management training course will contain the following technical areas:

  • Introduction to International Regulations, Guidelines and Standards Requirements
  • Elements of Successful BRM
  • Human Factors that Effect Situational
  • Awareness
  • BRM Procedural and Technical Challenges
  • BRM Leadership, Commitments, Communication, and Managing Risks

What are the Goals?

By the end of this Bridge Resource Management training course, participants will have a solid understanding and knowledge of bridge management, leadership and team-working and have the best practices and skills to carry out the duties on navigational bridges. The participants will be guided to practically to understanding of human factors at sea, to prevent incidents and to handle critical situations this shall be enforced by:

  • Understanding the requirements of International Regulations, Guidelines and Standards (ISM Code, STCW, COLREG & MLC)
  • Describing the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Demonstrating the Benefits of Bridge Resource Management
  • Identifying IMO Framework (Appraisal, Planning, Execution & Monitoring)
  • Practicing the BRM Teamwork
  • Applying Observation; Orientation; Decision & Action (OODA) LOOP
  • Understanding Human Factors that Effect Situational Awareness
  • Identifying Time and resource constraints
  • Understanding of Bridge Team roles & responsibilities
  • Maintaining Function-oriented bridge organisation
  • Applying Risk factors for human-automation performance
  • Influencing forces on bridge operations
  • Practicing Decision making techniques
  • Understanding Resource management principles
  • Improving communication performance

Who is this Training Course for?

This Bridge Resource Management training course is suitable for all Ship Officers and shore personnel involved in ship operations including:

  • Fleet Managers
  • Marine Superintendents
  • Vessel’s Masters
  • Vessel’s Chief Engineer
  • Chief Officers
  • Navigation Officers
  • Naval Academies’ Graduates

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This Bridge Resource Management (BRM) training course will utilize a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. The daily workshops will be highly interactive and participative. This involves regular discussion between both delegates and course director. The training course will provide the participant with an in-depth knowledge through detailed information, real-life case studies, photos, and video

Organisational Impact

Participants will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and implement effective Bridge Resource Management and the Bridge Team Organization. All Attendees will also be able to identify the human factor risks, develop and implement risk management strategies, and respond effectively to emergencies and crises in the maritime industry.

This comprehensive Bridge Resource Management training course is designed to provide participants with a deep understanding of the key regulations, concepts, and techniques to be maintained to ensure safe navigation and environmental keeping. The course attendees will gain the most practical knowledge that benefits their companies throughout studying a wide range of topics including applying the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and the Elements of Successful BRM these all will be an added value to the management of shipping fleet of shipping organization

Personal Impact

Through interactive discussions and analysis of case studies, participants will learn from lessons learned and best practices to improve the Bridge Resource Management onboard their ships.

This Bridge Resource Management training course is taught with extensive knowledge and experience in marine industry that will pass the practical experience to ensure:

  • Deck Officers refreshing their knowledge
  • Master guidance for best resources management practices
  • Handling of Navigational & Environmental emergencies
  • Understanding of culture gaps and communication barriers

Daily Agenda

Day One: Introduction to International Regulations, Guidelines and Standards Requirements
  • Introduction to ISM Code
  • ISM documentation & Checklists
  • Introduction to STCW
  • Master Standard Orders
  • Standard watchkeeping duties for Duty Officers
  • Introduction to COLREG
  • Introduction to MLC 2006 convention
  • MLC Requirements related to:
    • Managing Stress
    • Managing Fatigue
  • Rest Periods
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Internal SOPs
  • Company Policy and Procedures
  • Operation and Maintenance of Bridge Equipment
  • Master/ Pilot Information Exchange
  • Pilot's Responsibilities
Day Two: Elements of Successful BRM
  • What is Bridge Resource Management?
  • Original Intent of BRM
  • Management Definition
  • Planning the Work
  • IMO Framework (Appraisal, Planning, Execution & Monitoring)
  • Benefits of Bridge Resource Management
  • Safe navigation and BRM
  • Passage Planning
  • Practicing BRM: Communication
  • Practicing BRM: Teamwork
  • Practicing BRM: Situational awareness
  • Practicing BRM: Decision-making
  • Behaviors that can cause BRM to fail
  • Observation; Orientation; Decision & Action (OODA) LOOP
  • Displaced Knowledge and Skill
Day Three: Human Factors that Effect Situational Awareness
  • Overreliance
  • Distraction
  • Fatigue
    • Physical
    • Mental
    • Emotional
  • Complacency
  • Transition
  • Stress
  • Workloads
  • Personnel assignment
  • Human limitations
  • Personal abilities
  • Time and Resource constraints
  • Error and Safety Culture: Attitude is crucial
Day Four: BRM Procedural and Technical Challenges
  • Bridge Organisation
  • Manning the bridge
  • Understanding of roles & responsibilities
  • Function-oriented bridge organisation
  • Bridge team expertise
  • Risk management and manning levels
  • Bridge Processes and procedures
  • Checklists
  • Bridge Manual
  • Aspects of ship handling
  • Influencing forces on bridge operations
  • Voyage Planning
  • Master/Pilot Exchange
  • Record Keeping & Logbooks
  • Watchkeeping
  • Risk factors for human-automation performance
Day Five: BRM Leadership, Commitments, Communication and Managing Risks
  • Decision making techniques
  • Resource Management Principles
  • Team Spirit
  • Situational Awareness
  • Improving Communication Performance
  • Culture Awareness
  • Motivation: What About Intrinsic & Extrinsic Motivational Factors
  • Assertiveness and Leadership
  • Leadership Styles and Teamwork
  • Team Experience
  • Task and Workload Management
  • Incidents and Accidents in Shipping
  • Human Errors Considerations

Mitigating Risks by BTM


  • On successful completion of this Training Course / Online Training Course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate / E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.

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GLOMACS Training

Our collaboration with GLOMACS aims to provide the best training services and benefits for our valued clients

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
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  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

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