The culture in a shipping organisation is not just about what you do or what type of communications you are having. It is also about how you prioritise safety and if you encourage learning and development.
We contacted Fenna van de Merwe who is a principal consultant at DNV, focusing on human factors, safety, risk, and reliability. She is also the lead author of DNV’s recent white paper “Closing the Safety Gap in an era of transformation”, which has received a lot of attention due to its human and safety culture centric approach. Fenna has long experience from practical safety culture programs run in different shipping companies and operations.