Alert! is a project of the Nautical Institute, sponsored by The Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust.

There has been a continuing shift towards and emphasis of human element issues within the maritime industry.  The Alert! bulletins are published three times a year and emphasize a different area of the human element in each issue.   The bulletins (click on link for PDF versions of each below) are written in a non-technical manner and intended for a broad interdisciplinary cross-section of the maritime industry.  Following many of the issues is a short video highlighting the elements discussed within that issue.  Links to additional reading are located at the end of each bulletin.  These link to longer and more in-depth articles located on the Alert! servers.

Courtesy of Alert! – The International Maritime Human Element Bulletin

Alert! Issue 40 – The Final Issue – January 2016

Alert! Issue 39 – It’s all about risk…. – September 2015

Alert! Issue 38 – From Bad to Worse…. – May 2015

Alert! Issue 37 – January 2015 – In the unlikely event…..

Alert! Issue 36 – An Unfortunate Error

Alert! Issue 35 – A design flaw that lead to tragedy….

Alert! Issue 34 – You’ll Get Used To It…..

Alert! Issue 33 – An Accident That Should Never Have Happened

Alert! Issue 32 – An Accident Waiting to Happen….

Alert! Issue 31 – Human Resources

Alert! Issue 30 – The People Managers

Alert! Issue 29 – It Takes a Certain Sort of Person and Instructor….To Be a Maritime Educator

Alert! Issue 28 – The Hallmarks of a Good Surveyor

Alert! Issue 27 – Engineers and the Human Element

Alert! Issue 26 – HSEQ – The Essentials of an Integrated Management System

Alert! Issue 25 – The Maritime Orchestra

Alert! Issue 24 – Design, Build, Maintain

Alert! Issue 23 – Knowledge and Skills Part 2

Alert! Issue 22 – Knowledge and Skills Part 1

Alert! Issue 21 – Information Management

Alert! Issue 20 – Training

Alert! Issue 19 – Recruitment

Alert! Issue 18 – Health and Well-being

Alert! Issue 17 – Accidents

Alert! Issue 16 – Rogue Behavior

Alert! Issue 15 – Automation

Alert! Issue 14 – Communication

Alert! Issue 13 – Fatigue

Alert! Issue 12 – Fit for Purpose

Alert! Issue 11 – Integration

Alert! Issue 10 – Regulation

Alert! Issue 9 – Operations

Alert! Issue 8 – Building

Alert! Issue 7 – Design and Usability

Alert! Issue 6 – Development and Maintenance

Alert! Issue 5 – Quality

Alert! Issue 4 – Mind, Body and Spirit

Alert! Issue 3 – Ergonomics

Alert! Issue 2 – Human Factors

Alert! Issue 1 – The Human Element

3 thoughts on “Alert! Bulletins

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    1. My blog posts frequently take a couple of days to write, depending on the research involved. I try to keep a list running of ideas for posts, as well as pertinent references for them. I would agree, however, that there is certainly wasted time getting rolling….

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