Poor practices and shortcuts repeated over time gradually become the norm.
An effective safety culture promotes the understanding to all seafarers that the goals of the company will be achieved through accepted safety procedures, practices and behaviours6.
The identification of risks and the implementation of risk controls are most likely to be successful when people’s perceptions are recognised and taken into consideration.
Effective communication and consultation with everyone involved in task and work can improve the risk management process.
6 Zohar, D. (2010). Thirty years of safety climate research: Reflections and future directions. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 42, 1517-1522. (p. 1518).