An LMS comprises multiple training modules designed to raise awareness and deliver essential safety training to fishers and aquaculture workers prior to going to sea. An LMS is designed to complement existing safety training that is provided at sea and is an important feature of a Safety Management System (SMS).
The LMS is designed to raise awareness and train all individuals working at sea, including skippers, crew (experienced, new, and inexperienced crew), and other individuals working on or below the water.
An LMS is an important early step in demonstration of duty of care by the employer and validation that fishers and aquaculture workers have received and understood the safety training. Completion of an LMS can be a prerequisite for gaining employment at sea.
Each module provides important safety training followed by several questions for the fisher to complete.
Yes. Each LMS module typically contains a number of questions to assess safety knowledge and comprehension. Each question typically requires a simple response such as yes/no or true/false, or is multiple choice. These questions must be answered prior to completing the module.
This decision is made by the LMS administrator. New or inexperienced fishers and aquaculture workers may need to complete modules several times a year. Experienced individuals may only need to refresh their comprehension and complete modules once per year.
No. The LMS is voluntary.
The LMS administrator will be the skipper, boat owner, fleet manager, or individual representing the industry body or organisation.
The LMS administrator will determine which modules need to be completed. This ensures the modules are relevant to your boat and fishery.
The modules of an LMS are delivered by the administrator to fishers and aquaculture workers via email.
You only need an accessible email address.
You need to send your email address to the LMS administrator. The administrator will then send you an email with a link inviting you to view and complete the modules?
You can complete modules offline providing you have previously downloaded modules on to your desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone. When internet access is next available the LMS administrator will be automatically notified that you have completed the modules.
The LMS administrator will send you an email link. This link provides access to the relevant modules, for you to complete.
Each module is only a few minutes long, including time to complete the questions.
The LMS administrator typically allows you several attempts to provide the correct answer to a module question. If the correct answer is still not provided you may need to watch the module again before reattempting the questions.
Once you have completed the modules, the LMS administrator will be automatically notified via the internet. You do not have to do anything. The administrator will then check you have completed the module and satisfactorily answered module questions. You will be informed of your success or if you need to reattempt the module
Yes, you can. Simply download the modules on to your desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone prior to departure.
This initiative started on March 1, 2018.
For each individual the cost to complete all modules of an LMS is between $4 – 6 per person per month.
The LMS is currently funded by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC), with supporting funds provided by peak industry bodies and the fishing industry.
The Northern Prawn Fishery was the first fishery to use the LMS. Other fisheries that are interested in the LMS include the Western Rock lobster fishery and Shark Bay prawn fisheries.
The modules are currently under development and review. They will be available by October 2018.
You can contact Steve Eayrs for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org