Tools & Resources​


Shared knowledge and guiding principles are key to the success of Together in Safety. Tap into safety best practice, tools and resources to start making a difference today.

CEO leadership

World-class safety is much about culture as operations, so when it is championed from the top of an organisation it can be truly transformative.

Golden safety rules

Based on extensive industry data, these rules target some of the key risk areas we face as an industry and offer clear, practical guidance on how to stay safe.

Learning & training

The right learning and training resources are vital to turning your commitment to safety into a new way of thinking and working.

Human performance & wellbeing

A safer working environment is one of the key pillars in making sure you have a healthy, happy and high-performing team.

Safety behaviours

Having a clear vision for safety and knowing how to bring others along and take positive action – these are key to great safety leadership.

Data utilisation

Gathering and analysing incident data is the key to helping us understand the challenges and respond to them.

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The fatal accident rate in Britain is 21 times worse in merchant shipping than in the general workforce. [1]


Over the last 10 years, 1 ship has been lost every 3 days on average. [2]


In 2018, 30 losses were caused by foundering/sinking. [3]

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Claims between 2013 and 2018 due to machinery damage in marine insurance. [4]


Marine industry fire incidents were reported in 2018. [5]

Safety in action

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.


[1] – Fatal accidents and injuries among merchant seafarers worldwide, S.E.Roberts et al, published 26 March 2014.
[2], [3], [4], [5] – Allianz Safety & Shipping Review 2019.

CEO leadership

We want to make it easy for our industry’s leaders to put safety at the top of their organisation’s agenda. That starts with understanding the broad issues involved and what is available to support operators. A good place to start is the HSSE website below which includes everything from practical information to targeted learning resources.

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.

Learning & training

There are many resources out there to help maritime businesses improve safety performance and drive down incidents at work.

The HSSE site below gives free access to a range of training materials, including modules on helping your team cope with the challenges they face at work to guidance of providing safety leadership.

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.

Safety leadership behaviours

A critical part of the journey to an incident-free industry is the embedding of best practice safety behaviours in an organisation’s day-to-day operations and culture.

Our Key Safety Behaviours document offers a foundation that will enable you, whatever your type of shipping business, to share those behaviours with your employees.

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.