The concept of ‘Safety leadership’ means that the management and senior staff should visibly inspire safe behaviour at all times. This includes shipboard management, who have a duty to lead by example, and consistently and visibly inspire safe behaviours at all times. This is known as ‘Safety Leadership’
Safety Leadership requires a strong set of skills: the ability to inspire and motivate crew members to ensure that operational pressures do not impact on safety; to lead by example at all times with confidence, authority and empathy; to demonstrate sound knowledge and experience of safety-related matters; to be a good communicator and listener.
The BSafe campaign will be providing content aimed at helping seafarers to understand and develop the necessary skills, with advice on behaviours and examples of best practices to encourage effective Safety Leadership.
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A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR LEADERS IN THE MARTIME INDUSTRY : MARIITIME COASTGUARD AGENCY
This guide by the Maritime coastguard Agency (MCA) contains tips and best practices to help senior officers in the maritime industry improve their leadership and people management skills in order to ensure safe operations. Read more…
HOW LEADERSHIP ON BOARD CAN ACHIEVE GREATNESS
This short animated movie published by Safety4Sea uses humour to show the importance of onboard leaders creating a self-thinking environment rather than giving orders. This may also lead to better safety. Read more…
The following article has been developed by the Britannia Loss Prevention department covering topics related to best practices in “Safety Leadership”:
GOOD SAFETY LEADERSHIP: AN OVERVIEW
Published: 12 November 2020View Article
This is a guide to help understand the meaning of Safety Leadership, and what qualities a leader has to possess in order to act as a role model and ensure that the safety culture is implemented from the top of the organization.