Competent and well-trained crews: The only way to safety

Dr. Marina Papaioannou, DNV GL – Maritime, argues that Behaviour Based Safety (BBS) can improve safety performance onboard. As she explains, it is a systematic process to identify, measure and positively impact the unsafe individual behavior of the human element. Considering that safety is a continuous fight with human nature, Dr. Papaioannou says that BBS will strengthen a safety culture onboard and emphasizes that training remains always the most efficient way for seafarers’ competency.