Tag: safety culture

IMCA SAFETY FLASH : FATAL FALL FROM HEIGHT ON-BOARD SEATRUCK PACE IN LIVERPOOL IN DECEMBER 2018

How many times do we see crew members take considerable risk on board?  It might be the longshoreman walking along the hatch coaming, the AB walking onto a stores platform to put up handrails or in this case, to conduct a maintenance task.  Whatever the particulars, the more we do these things or condone them, the easier it becomes for this deviance from safe behavior.

What happened?

The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has published accident Investigation Report 9/19 into a fatal fall from height.  A crewman from the Cypriot registered ro-ro freight vessel Seatruck Pace died as a result of 4.5 metres fall through a vehicle ramp hatch.

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DPA Moment : Do Your Crews Know Napo?

Putting together a safety meeting?  Trying to come up with a new twist to catch the attention of your crew?  Consider this out-of-the-box solution that recently came across our desks….

Well known in European HSE circles, Napo’s shenanigans and movies are not as common elsewhere.  See the Napo trailer below and check out their website.  For the designated person ashore or shipboard safety officer there is a plethora of material on a wide range of topics – all of it downloadable (for free!) for use in training. Continue reading “DPA Moment : Do Your Crews Know Napo?”

What’s a safety culture?

Collision Aftermath

“A safety culture encompasses the commonly held perceptions and beliefs of an organization’s members pertaining to the public’s safety and can be a determinant of the behaviour of the members. A healthy safety culture relies on a high degree of trust and respect between personnel and management and must therefore be created and supported at the senior management level.” – International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

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