Crew management: future patterns

Dr Grahaeme Henderson of  Together in Safety, stresses the importance of safety for the crew across the whole maritime value chain in April 2023 edition of Maritime Risk International.

When I speak with any seafarer and their spouse, any shipping company executive or shipowner, and ask “What is the most important aspect of crew management, today and into the future?”, the answer is always the same: “safety”. Whether it is embarking or disembarking the ship, the everyday work activities, or the seafarers’ health and well-being while onboard, the primary objective is always the same: to ensure that everyone arrives home safely to their families without serious injury or worse.

Full article available here.

Human performance & wellbeing


Research shows that safe and well-motivated teams are happier and more productive – and we all have a role to play in making sure incidents are reduced and everyone feels that they are being looked after at work.

The Maritime wellbeing website below has a wealth of information on how leaders and individual team members can take steps to improve physical and mental wellbeing.

Data utilisation


The more our industry collaborates, the greater our chances of achieving our vision of an incident free industry. Incident and near miss data is critical to our ability to learn, and sharing data across our industry is how we will truly make a difference.

We have worked together with HiLo Risk Management to support development of a free to use, anonymous data platform.

Golden safety rules

The 9 Golden Safety Rules focus on the work areas known to have a significant impact on safety in the maritime industry – from fall prevention and spotting hazards to hotwork and navigation.

Taking each area in turn, the rules highlight the key issues involved and give operators a series of Dos and Don’ts that can be shared with employees to promote safer working practices.