A Common Safety Culture

A company’s safety culture is its rules and regulations concerning safety. We know that there are many underlying assumptions related to safety. It is therefore important that the understanding of safety is the same both on shore and at sea. Our experience shows that even when a company has clear rules and regulations, the degree to which they are followed up on by shore and seagoing personnel can vary. There may also be variations between ships in the same fleet. For this reason, NHC offers training to both seagoing and on shore personnel.

Our statistics show that many incidents are caused by non-technical skills. These are larger than single human errors and are often related to a lack of team cohesion. This is why factors such as perception, communication, cooperation, relations and behaviour are important elements in all loss prevention activities organised by the NHC.