Danica Crewing Services
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Safety culture development

Although it is well-known that 80 percent of all losses at sea are caused by human error, about 95 percent of all procedures in a shipping company’s quality management system are focused on technical matters, reporting and contingency.

The common root cause for nearly all accidents and loss is that procedures are not followed, and the most common preventive action in the attempt to stop reoccurrence is to amend procedures, issue need procedures, or even to add a circular or letter reminding the crew to follow the procedures.

Although a good quality and risk management system is important, we believe that a more holistic approach is required if a company wants to have a strong safety culture resulting in close to zero injuries, zero pollution incidents, zero damages and zero losses.

To have a sustainable, long-lasting, and deep-seated safety culture in a company requires that everyone in the organization comes to a common commitment. To achieve this is a long haul and requires the investment of resources, and the goal can only be reached by developing your pool staff in order to come to a common understanding of the company’s goals: excellence in safety and operations. 

Such a strategic development of your staff – ashore and on board – will include a change of behaviour, development of safety leadership, measurement of real performance and advanced risk management tools.

Our senior management has broad experience in strategic HR-development, and we will be pleased to offer our knowledge and expertise to you. 

If you would like to learn more, please contact Captain Henrik Jensen by e-mail at: jensen@danica-maritime.com or by phone: +49 40 21 09 190 32.