PRLog - Nov. 21, 2012 - SOUTH PETHERTON, U.K. -- Leading international training and safety consultancy, WrightWay, is delighted to announce that it is the first British company to be awarded the Human Element Leadership and Management (HELM) accreditation at management level, from the British Marine Coastguard Agency (MCA), which is the organisation that implements the government's maritime safety policy in the UK.
Captain John Wright
After years of championing the application of human factors training and practice in the maritime environment, WrightWay - following a rigorous accreditation process - has become the first British training firm approved by the MCA to deliver the HELM course.
Captain John Wright, the founder and managing director of WrightWay, is considered a pioneer in human factors training in the marine industry and has been delivering bespoke training courses for over 16 years. John says, “We are immensely proud to be the first British company to achieve this milestone at management level. This approval was the culmination of many years of lobbying within the industry and recognises the importance of human factors in ensuring that seafarers throughout the world work in a safer environment.”
The HELM management level course was adapted from the company’s existing human factors training course in response to the newly mandated obligations introduced as a result of the 2010 Manila amendments to the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Convention and Code, set to enter into force from January 2013.
Looking to the future, John Wright, says, “This permits WrightWay to deliver the HELM management level course throughout the world. Being at the forefront of implementing this training is an apt recognition for the ground-breaking, loyal clients of WrightWay who invested in the training, long before the mandated obligation to do so.”
WrightWay conducts human factors training at a variety of locations in North America, Asia, Europe and the UK and has a long list of case histories demonstrating how companies have benefitted from its courses. The team of expert consultants has a broad range of skills and experience from many industry sectors including shipping, oil & gas, manufacturing, aviation and defence.