Shared knowledge and guiding principles are key to the success of Together in Safety. Tap into safety good practice, tools and resources to start making a difference today.
Together in Safety is an initiative that brings together leading maritime organisations with the shared goal of creating a safer industry for our people, our partners and the public.
Around the globe, our members are working hard to find new ways to bring down incident rates year on year.
The more of us who are on board with the Together in Safety mission, the safer our industry will be.
We never forget that behind the statistics are individuals – by working together we can make sure everyone comes home safe every day.
Setting a Vision: Having a clear vision for safety and knowing how to bring others along and take positive action are key to great safety leadership.
Accountability & Commitment: Leading by example through visible, involved and engaged leadership.
Engagement & Collaboration: Understanding how your behaviours matter when engaging with your team.
Verify & Act: Checking that good practices are being implemented.
Lifeboats – Accidents during launching , recovery and planned maintenance of lifeboats.
Vehicle Decks – Accidents while working in and around vehicle decks, to both crew and stevedores.
Engine room fires – Loss Off Primary Containment (LOPC) – risk of fuel systems coming into contact with hot surfaces.
Personnel transfer – Risk of serious injury and drowning during the transfer of personnel, including use of gangways, ladders and personnel baskets.
Enclosed space entry – Risk of asphyxiation during enclosed space entry.
Lifting operations – Risk of serious injury to personnel through suspended loads and equipment failure.
Mooring operations – Accidents in and around the mooring area during mooring operations.
Navigation Incidents – These include collisions, allisions, fixed & floating objects (FFO) and groundings. Risk of serious injury, pollution and total loss.
Heavy weather – Accidents on deck and within the accommodation and engine room during periods of heavy weather.
Bunker spills – Loss of containment of fuel oil on deck and over the side during bunkering operations.
Engine room flooding – Risk of serious injury and sinking due to failure of seawater circulation systems or structural failure.
Container fires – Risk of serious injury, cargo and total loss due to mis-declaration of containers and inappropriate stowage.
Container losses – Risk of serious injury, cargo and total loss due to mis-declaration of container weights, insufficient lashings, navigation and associated stability issues.
Commitment Statement: Demonstrate your commitment to the wellbeing and care of your people by sharing and displaying this statement
Protect: Good practice guidance for policies, systems and structures that protect positive mental health and wellbeing onboard.
Promote: Information, tools and techniques for creating conditions on board that promote positive mental health and wellbeing.
Respond: Good practice in early recognition & response, emergency procedures, training & competence, and major incident response for mental health.
The Mental Health of Seafarers An information leaflet and checklist to help identify and assist a seafarer with depression and stress. Whilst named helplines are targeted at Australian-trading vessels, the psychologically sound advice has global application.
A Standard for Seafarers’ Mental Health Awareness and Wellbeing Training Developed from the Mental Health First Aid approach, the standard contains suggested criteria for the development of a training course concentrated on seafarers’ mental health and wellbeing.
Although no suggested criteria is offered on the professional mental health background of trainers, clear direction is given on the need for awareness of seafaring-specific challenges.
Available to purchase from Witherby’s.
Standardised Data: Working to simplify and standardise data collection, where it is recognised there is a lack of full reporting of reliable and accurate data concerning fatalities, suicides and injuries involving seafarers.
Safety of Future Fuels: Assessing the operational risks and the resulting competence requirements for the safe handling of future fuels.
Learning from Others: Working with and learning from other industries including the air and rail industries where strides have been in improving safety.
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.
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.
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.