IOSH Networking Night: Understanding Risk Perception and Decision-Making in the Shipping Industry by Mr Shamsul Huda

Thursday, 25 April 2019 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM [SST]

11, Eunos Road 8, Singapore, Singapore, 408601, Singapore

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Thursday, 25 April 2019 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM [SST]

Lifelong Learning Institute, 11, Singapore, Singapore, 408601, Singapore.

Dear IOSH Members,

Your IOSH Singapore Branch is delighted to invite you to our monthly IOSH Networking Night at Lifelong Learning Institute on 25 April 2019. We are pleased to introduce our guest speaker and very own IOSH member, Mr Shamsul Huda, to share with us on "Minimising Losses and Maximising Gains by Understanding of Risk Perception and Decision-Making".

The talk will discuss the lessons learnt on how to:

(1) explore the factors that influence risk perception and decision-making of company employees

(2) influence employees understanding of risk, risk perception and decision-making; and

(3) improve the overall effectiveness of Risk Assessments.

Bio of Shamsul Huda

Shamsul joined Orient Ship Management Hong Kong as Engineer Cadet, and worked on-board various types of ocean going vessels as watch keeping engineer. He later joined Norwegian Crew Management, Oslo and thereafter was promoted to Chief Engineer in 1999. He won William Theodore Barker Prize from the Institute of Marine Engineering, London in 1999 for obtaining highest marks in Class – One Certificate of Competency (Motor) Examination from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, UK.

In 2005 he was part of Unix Line Pte. Ltd. Singapore as Technical Superintendent managing Chemical Tankers. As of May 2006, he remains with Lloyd’s Register Singapore Pte. Ltd. as Senior Marine Surveyor conducting hull, machinery and statutory surveys following types of ships – LPG, Oil, Chemical, Container, Bulk, General Cargo, Off-Shore Support, Special Purpose Ships; carrying out ship condition survey, Condition Assessment Program (CAP) for Hull, Machinery and Cargo Systems onboard Oil, Chemical and LNG Tankers, and Bulk Carriers; Lead ISM & ISPS Auditor; Lead MLC inspector; Lead trainer for Risk Management and Incident Investigation; Lead Risk, Safety and Human Factors Specialist.

Based on his MSc thesis, he has co-developed a new consultancy service by working with LR's Global Technology Centre, Singapore for studying risk perception and decision-making of employees from shipping companies and implementing improvements with a view to minimise losses and maximise gains. He has been working as one of the committee members of the Human Element Working Group (HEWG) from the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology, London since January 2018.

Location: Lifelong Learning Institute - 11 Eunos Road 8 Singapore 408601 (Next to Paya Lebar MRT)

Venue: Lecture Theatre (Refer to the display TV at the venue for any updates)

Date: Thursday, 25 April 2019

Time: 18:30 – 21:00 

Light refreshments are provided.

This event is free-of-charge for members. Non-members are required to pay a cover charge of $20 on registration or in cash on the day of event. Should you have any queries please drop an e-mail to

Your IOSH Singapore Branch is committed to organising regular networking nights to keep your knowledge developing while getting to meet great like-minded professionals! Do save the following dates and we will keep you posted what’s happening:

·       9 May 2019 (AGM)


Darren Brunton

IOSH Singapore Branch Chairman

At IOSH, we're committed to creating a world of work which is safe, healthy and sustainable. We're not just the biggest health and safety membership organisation in the world, we're also the only Chartered body for health and safety professionals. And because we're a world leader in health and safety training, over 130,000 people take one of our courses yearly.

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