Lloyd's Register employs some 1600 technical staff, stationed throughout the world. Previously qualified in either naval architecture or marine engineering, there are no personnel employed who are qualified in subjects fitting into the whole range of "engineering" encompassing naval architecture and marine engineering, but at the same time covering such diverse subjects as Electrical and Control Engineering, metallurgy, Structural Engineering and materials. Such wide coverage of subjects presents problems in training, the basic aim of which is to provide rapid initial training so that new entrants quickly assimilate the various new procedures now used, and to ensure that surveyors of all disciplines are continuously updated in their own particular subjects, and so keep pace with advancing technology. This problem of training is affected by three factors, the most important of these being the range of subjects to be covered. Then there are difficulties associated with the widespread geographical locations of staff and, equally problematic, the diversity of staff nationalities, many of whom do not have English as their mother tongue. This paper describes how these training problems have been tackled, giving details of Lloyd's Register own training centres, training procedures at various head offices and ports and facilities external to the Society which are also used.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 45 Conference Papers presented at IMAS 73, London, 4-8 June 1973, organized by the Institute of Marine Engineers. This paper is available only in a set of 3 papers in Subject Group 5: "Training and Manning" at $7.50.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Marine Engineers

    Memorial Building, 76 Mark Lane
    London EC3R 7JN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Stoot, W F
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Accession Number: 00048471
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute of Marine Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM