Engine Resource Management (ERM)

Course also known as: ERM

The course aims to foster positive attitudes favouring good personal communication, excellence in leadership skills and compliance with operating procedures.

Bridge Resource Management (BRM) has been conducted for many years and the positive benefits from this training has been observed within the industry. The STCW Manilla Amendments identified the need for Engine Resource Management (ERM) training, aimed at further improving safety standards in the industry. The course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills for the effective application of Engine Room Resource Management to improve safety, reliability and efficiency of ship operations.

The principles covered include:

  • An understanding of the Human Factor affecting Engine Room Management
  • Allocation, assignment and prioritisation of resources
  • Effective communication within the Engine Room team and with the Bridge Team
  • Demonstrate appropriate levels of assertiveness and appropriate leadership styles
  • Develop and maintain focused situational awareness
  • Consider the use of delegation and mentoring to develop team members
  • Competently apply ERM principles during simulated exercises


The purpose built AMC Engine Room simulator will be used to practically assess participants as part of a team, along with a mix of written and classroom based assessments.


The following certificate will be issued by AMC to participants who successfully complete* the course:

  • Engine Resource Management

*100% attendance, full participation and completion of all exercises is required.

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Course available on demand

    This course is available on demand, delivered at various locations. To express interest, please contact us.

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