Commissioned by Training Link, previously known as Walport, we filmed, edited and produced a series of training videos which were turned into DVDS to ensure maritime safety.
This training DVD, named ‘Successful Bridge Team Management’, brings together a number of skills, all relating to good teamwork.
In this film, TRAININGLink (previously Walport) address the importance of including the pilot in the bridge team while he is onboard, during what can be a hazardous part of the voyage.
Using interviews with those involved in pilotage, the training DVD looks at the importance of communication, cooperation, monitoring and occasionally, intervention.
This training aid aims to encourage those on navigational watch to think more about their interaction with the pilot and other members of the bridge team. Topics addressed include providing a safe means of boarding, the Master/Pilot Exchange, successful communication, and the importance of any member of the team speaking out if they think there may be a problem.
So what did we do?
As with other health and safety training videos we have produced for TRAININGlink (Walport), we were first briefed by them on the specific needs and target audience of the video. It is important to have a clear target audience and message in mind when commissioning a training video to ensure that what is being conveyed in the video is not misconstrued.
We worked on them with the development of the script and from that were able to create a shot list. This in turn led us to determine what shooting locations we needed and who that would involve. In this case we were helped by Associate British Ports and their team at Southampton.
The video involved working closely with the Pilots at Southampton both in terms of time for interviews and also taking us on board while we filmed them in action. This included travelling out to meet an incoming ship and watching the Pilots transfer, and required us to be ready to shoot at short notice.