Training for shipping companies poses more specialized challenges than in other industries. While shore-side personnel can be gathered together for on-site courses, drawing ship-based crews into the office for training disrupts ship schedules and home leaves. Leaving ships’ crews out of the training, however, can be just as disruptive, affecting the time it takes to bring a software system to full integration and that, in turn, can have a significant impact on a company’s profits and its return on a software investment.
More and more companies that have adopted NS SafeNet are deciding to use an NS web-based training program as an important training alternative to on-site course work.
NS’ web-based training program is interactive and allows ship’s crews or other employees to study within a timeframe appropriate to their job responsibilities. Able to be located on the ship, on the shipping companies’ own Intranet site, or via the NS external Internet site, the program runs on a PC and provides a detailed step-by-step procedural tool that, importantly, helps speed the process of adoption by ships’ crews who have been, traditionally, slower to fully adopt a new program. Simple to use and navigate, the web-based program can also be of use to shore-based personnel whose travel schedules or workload prohibits attendance in an NS SafeNet class.