Heading for change - Alandia

Heading for change to safety culture

April 09, 2021 Alandia Loss Prevention Team
Heading for change - Alandia
Heading for change to safety culture
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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.

The interview begins
Who is Fenna?
What is safety culture?
The safety culture maturity of shipping industry
Working up the ladder
Honest answers from the interviews
Misconception about safety culture
The problems with working in silos
A human centred approach
The technology gap
Leadership that can use negative feedback to develop
A project that went well
It's a top-down process
The art of measuring nothing
Advice step by step if you want to work with your safety culture