The captains of each ship may occasionally receive weekly updates with important safety messages or information about recent accidents and lessons learned.
he benefit of such fleet-wide safety bulletins is that the captain and other senior officers can brief their personnel and the crews of the ships can observe what happened on other ships that are comparable to their own.
The EU-funded SAFEMODE project highlights that although such briefings are critical, more practices that can enhance safety intelligence sharing are needed. In essence, Safety Learning is measured by how much experience feedback has been transmitted effectively to seafarers, so that they can integrate the learning into their working practices, as well as receive the message that the company cares about learning.
A study among top aviation executives found that 50% of their ‘intelligence’ on safety risks came from talking to people and observed that people won’t always come to them, so they need to seek people out
Food for thought for shipping: Online meetings and discussions can be relatively effective!
6 methods of sharing
#1 Safety videos for transmitting safety information
#2 Rewards and recognition of staff for safe behaviours
#3 Safety stories along the lines of ‘it nearly happened to me’
#4 Safety scenario discussions to actively engage crews in discussion and safety decision-making
#5 Safety Exchange of different groups in the same organisation, who never normally work together
#6 Open Door Safety – it refers to senior managers, directors and CEOs being willing to listen to any safety issues