Submitted by Nina Waaddegaard on Tue, 2013-04-30 11:11
I find it hard to see why a shipmate getting injured should be acceptable! This is how Herning Shipping's new manager, Lars Vang Christensen, has been introducing meetings with his officers ever since he started as the Chief Executive of the company a year ago.
Submitted by Nina Waaddegaard on Tue, 2013-04-30 10:37
Dealing with near-misses is all about facing up to the prejudices and obstacles that are getting in the way of what Dr Morten Vinter who heads up the Danish Maritime Occupational Health Service calls "the biggest factor in preventing industrial accidents that is left in Danish shipping".
Submitted by Nina Waaddegaard on Tue, 2012-11-13 15:55
Safety awareness, safety and management and no-blame culture are some of the relatively new concepts which we have started to come across in the Danish shipping sector.
Most of them we have known about for many years. It was just called something different then. We used to talk about good seamanship which basically covers the same ground. But we should look after the concept of good seamanship since it definitely contains a wealth of knowledge, things we need to know, and is part of the seaman’s professional pride.
Submitted by Nina Waaddegaard on Tue, 2012-11-13 14:42
The number of industrial accidents of Board Danish is falling. Again in 2005, numbers of accidents fell compared to previous years. There are probably many explanations for this. Equipment is much better and systems have been introduced which help towards the positive trend.
Submitted by Nina Waaddegaard on Tue, 2012-11-13 14:36
In 2006, ship-owners DFDS filed 24 near-miss reports for their 13 vessels. In the first five months of this year, they received 55 near-miss reports. A marked increase which indicates that the company’s noblame culture has begun to break through.
However that is not the most important reason for the increase, thinks operations manager Robert Nielsen.
Submitted by Nina Waaddegaard on Tue, 2012-11-13 14:34
A wire was kinked when a lifeboat was being hoisted aboard during a drill. No one noticed.
When the boat was hoisted, the inner core of the wire broke but the wire held and the boat and its crew of three came aboard safely. You do not need much imagination to think what might have happened if the wire had snapped!