INTERTANKO Safety Management Initiatives in Shipping (eBook)

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INTERTANKO Safety Management Initiatives in Shipping (eBook)

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This publication by INTERTANKO’s Human Element in Shipping Committee supplements the requirements contained in Chapter IX of SOLAS and the ISM Code. It outlines a range of safety management initiatives available to shipping companies and examines how they may be applied to improve safety performance. It also discusses the concepts, terminologies and practices of safety management.

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The ISM Code sets out the requirement for shipping companies to have in place a safety management system, but does not stipulate the method for achieving satisfactory safety performance. INTERTANKO’s Human Element in Shipping Committee, which is responsible for promoting and disseminating best practice in the management of people and safety in the tanker industry, compiled this publication to assist companies improve safety performance and meet the regulatory requirements.

 

It defines the terminology and concepts of safety management in the maritime industry, focusing on terms and concepts often used and confused, and reviews a range of tools and techniques for evaluating safety performance. It also explains the fundamental components of the most common safety management initiatives implemented in the maritime industry and evaluates their effectiveness and limitations.

 

1. Introduction
1.1 Scope
1.2 Structure of the Publication

 

2. Terminology and Concepts
2.1 Safety Management Systems
2.2 High Reliability Organisations
2.3 Safety Culture and Safety Climate
2.4 Safety Maturity

 

3. Measuring Safety Performance
3.1 Safety Outcomes
3.2 Quality Management
3.3 Audits

 

4. Safety Management Initiatives
4.1 Safety Climate Surveys
4.2 Behavioural-based Safety Management
4.3 Crew Resource Management Training
4.4 Post-incident Reviews
4.5 Safety Incentive Schemes
4.6 Leading Indicators of Safety

 

5. Conclusion

International shipping is increasingly the subject of public scrutiny, accountable for how it manages its operations particularly in the light of some recent high-profile maritime casualties. In response to public concern, in 1998 the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted a new approach to managing safety when the new Chapter IX of SOLAS, Management for the Safe Operation of Ships, and the accompanying International Safety Management (ISM) Code came into force. In keeping with its non-prescriptive ethos, the ISM Code sets out the requirement for shipping companies to have in place a safety management system, but it does not stipulate the method for achieving satisfactory safety performance. This publication is intended to supplement the requirements of Chapter IX of SOLAS and the ISM Code. Safety management as an activity has advanced, but the absence of prescriptive measures has brought confusion as the terminology and types of initiatives available to companies to manage the risks associated with their operations have proliferated.

 

This publication seeks to demystify the various terms and concepts that have come into use, offers guidance on measuring safety performance, and describes a number of safety management initiatives that an organisation might employ to improve its safety record. As such, it is hoped that it acts as a guide to the concepts, terminologies and practices of safety management.

INTERTANKO (the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners) is a trade association that has served as the voice for independent tanker owners since 1970, representing the interests of its Members at national, regional and international levels.

The organisation champions an industry dedicated to support global energy networks by delivering safe, efficient and environmentally sound transport services.

INTERTANKO actively works on a wide range of operational, technical, legal and commercial issues affecting tanker owners and operators around the world. It draws on regular and direct contact with its Members and other industry stakeholders to develop and disseminate information and best practice, essential to the tanker industry.

https://www.intertanko.com/About-Us/

Title: INTERTANKO Safety Management Initiatives in Shipping (eBook)
Number of Pages: 49
Product Code: WS1523EA
Published Date: October 2016
Author: INTERTANKO

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