Polarcus Team Resource Management ("PTRM")
Polarcus has implemented the Polarcus Team Resource Management program. This program is based on the IOGP Report No. 501 ‘Crew Resource Management for Well Operations teams’ and focuses on the following six non-technical skills:
- Situation awareness
- Decision making
- Stress and fatigue
What do we want to achieve?
The STCW Convention and Code, 1978 as amended 2010 (commonly referred to as STCW), brought in new requirements for leadership and management training on ships. Besides the obvious goals of safer operations and a reduced number of incidents, PTRM training aims to establish a common understanding and language for the organization and further develop the skills and knowledge of all Polarcus' personnel further enhancing their professional standards. We also include our suppliers in the program, encouraging our Being Polarcus way of operating, especially within our fleet.
We want our people to have no concerns and feel confident to intervene with anyone, at any time, even if they only think someone or something is at risk of harm or damage. This is the essence of one of our values, ‘Responsibility’; everyone believing that they are responsible for not only their own health and wellbeing but also their colleagues is fundamental to no one being hurt working for Polarcus.
What about results?
With a number of different tools, such as trainees’ evaluation of the effectiveness of PTRM, annual employee surveys, our Active Monitoring Program and incident investigations, the effectiveness of Polarcus Team Resource Management can be assessed on an ongoing basis.
Organizations that have successfully implemented resource management practices have realized significant reductions in the frequency of incidents and, most importantly, the severity of those incidents.