CNCo has been working with consultancy firm, Green-Jakobsen, on enhancing our approach to safety over the past couple of years. Our Zero Harm campaign was rolled out to our fleet, and introduced in our main corporate offices in 2018. This phase of the campaign aimed to progress our safety culture from that of being compliance driven to one of being behaviourally based.
The campaign focuses on absorbing the principles of the Safety I’s™, which in turn will enhance safety behaviours of the seafarers and office employees. The Safety I’s™ were conceptualised by Green-Jakobsen and describe a common-sense approach, reiterating safe behaviour of individuals at all levels, on board our vessels as well as ashore. The Safety I’s™ are identified as:
Packages containing the safety campaign material were sent to each vessel. Workshops involving all crew were conducted to help them to understand Safety I’s™. The workshops consisted of an introductory video featuring the Managing Director and three prospective vessels’ Masters candidates, a board game to identify the Safety I’s ™, an animated video of an actual case study to figure out what Safety I’s™ were lacking on that vessel and a group discussion where the ideas of seagoing employees were collated and sent back to the respective ship manager. To ensure that all crew members were involved, the workshops were designed to be repeated every two months or after crew changes where 25% or more of the crew members have been relieved.