Safety Culture on Board Six Swedish Passenger ships

Recent serious maritime accidents have brought attention to the importance of good safety culture and management. This paper focuses on a subpart of an ongoing Swedish maritime project entitled 'Safety Organization, safety culture, risk management and maritime safety'. The Swedish study compares ships and shipping companies in order to better understand the safety culture in the maritime area. This paper reports on assessments of safety culture on board six Swedish passenger ships. The results indicated a generally good existing safety culture for all safety culture dimensions. The safety culture dimensions 'Attitude towards safety' and 'safety-related behaviors' received especially high scores, while 'Learning', 'Justness' and 'Flexibility' received somewhat lower scores. Safety equipment on board received generally positive evaluations.The issues often identified as problematic concerned physical weakness, exhaustion and stress, lack of acknowledgement of safety performed work, and lack of involvement in safety planning. The paper identified specific areas of concern in the safety culture on board of six ship, which provides a potential basis for continued improvement of safety culture by the ship owner companies.

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  • Authors:
    • Ek, Osa
    • Akselsson, Roland
  • Publication Date: 2005-6


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  • Accession Number: 01004560
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 2005 10:32AM