Human Element of Safety
The Human Element is known to be a contributory factor in the great majority of occupational accidents and pollution incidents.
It can therefore be seen that while equipment and work practice procedures remain important items on the
Safety Agenda, it is the attitudes of people, which makes the largest positive impact upon the frequency, and severity of such accidents and incidents.

The Safety initiatives described in this campaign are designed such that they are sustainable. The initiatives will fail however if they do not receive the full and unstinting support and commitment of all management ashore and all sea staff. Every single person at work, in whatever location, must ensure safety and the avoidance of injuries is at the top of their priorities.

To effectively achieve this a change in mental attitude is required, and to this end, leadership, commitment, motivation, education, encouragement and effective supervision are essential components. Safety meetings, audits, and reviews of drills which practice and train in procedures described in the Safety Management System provide material and time in which the subject may be discussed and, more importantly, understood and followed by all.

Safety Philosophy
Two underlying principles are the mainstay of our efforts in managing safety:
A genuine concern to manage the avoidance of injuries.
Positive motivation is the key word in our efforts to encourage an ever- improving safety culture and commitment of all persons on board our vessels and throughout the entire organization.

It is recognized that:
Motivation and commitment to safety only migrates from the top down; it does not travel well up hill. Leaders, both onshore and on board have a duty to drive an improving Safety Culture,

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