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Study of the Effectiveness of Trainings for Port Logistics Workers in Improving the Safety Level of Ports

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Emad, GR ORCID: 0000-0001-9784-5103 and Alimohammadi, N 2017 , 'Study of the Effectiveness of Trainings for Port Logistics Workers in Improving the Safety Level of Ports', paper presented at the 19th International Marine Industries Conference (MIC 2017), 11-14 December 2017, Kish Island, Iran.

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Abstract

The success of a port depends on its performance in an environment with an acceptable level of risk. This can be achieved when their trained competent workforces perform their duties in a safe workplace. Workforce-related mishaps not only create severe problems for the port and its productivity but also their impact may extend beyond the port boundaries. Improving the safety level for port logistics workers is directly related to the effectiveness of their training. The main objective of this research is to study the effectiveness of the training offered to port logistics workers and its impact on enhancing their safety. This paper is based on the findings of a qualitative case study research performed in the Chabaharport. The research shows the inefficiency of port logistics workers’ competency development and training system. The underlying factors can be summarized in three major areas, namely; funding, safety awareness, and operational issues. To address these factors a number of recommendations have been suggested with the aim to resolve theimpediments that hinder the increasing effectiveness of training.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors/Creators:Emad, GR and Alimohammadi, N
Keywords: port safety, training effectiveness, port logistics workers, Iranian ports
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the 19th International Marine Industries Conference (MIC 2017)
Publisher: Iranian Association of Naval architecture and Marine Engineering
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