Systems-Based Safety Approach has Plateaued
North of England P&I Association (North) recently published that the effects of the systems-based approach to safety have plateaued and that we must look for new ways to drive further safety gains.
Most shipping companies use a systems-based approach to safety. This approach has had a positive safety effect. The North of England P&I Association (North) recently published (1) that the effects of this systems-based approach to safety have plateaued. They explained that as an industry we must look for new ways to drive further safety gains.
New Ways to Drive Further Safety Gains
North recommends doing this by balancing the systems-based approach with a person centric approach. To assist with this, North offer their members a workshop covering the relevant topics. The workshops use industry experts supported by North’s loss prevention team. The topics are:
Simplifying SMS: Delivered by Lovoy AS.
Lovoy has researched and developed methods to simplify and improve Safety Management Systems (SMS). Their structured approach has already enjoyed success in the industry. The idea is simple: if the procedures are user-friendly, we will use them more.
This is an interactive, high-pace workshop with case studies and examples of how companies are benefitting from using the Lovoy method. You will learn more about how to simplify your safety systems to improve safety, training efficiency, compliance and seafarer satisfaction. You will also learn how to make procedures and checklists more risk based. Lovoy also offers a confidential SMS review before the workshop.
Organizational Safety Culture: Delivered by Green Jakobsen.
Green Jakobsen is a leading maritime safety and human resource consultancy involved in projects worldwide. In this interactive workshop Green-Jakobsen allows delegates to explore a number of issues around measuring and assessing safety performance from both an organizational perspective and a crew perspective. The workshop will also include an introduction to North’s new SCORA self-assessment tool that provides you with an insight into your company’s organizational safety capacity.
(1) The North of England P&I Association, Signals Online, Loss Prevention, Upgrade to Safety Management 2.0: North Hosts Workshops (Southam, J. 2019)