7 September 2020 | UK Chamber of Shipping Webinar | Safety Culture Webinar
Join the UK Chamber of Shipping, The Health and Safety Executive, Maritime and Coast Guard Agency and Bibby Marine for a webinar on maritime safety culture. It is a very instance where two reputable regulators are to meet with the shipping industry to discuss about the safety culture and approaches to implement a corporate safety culture strategy.
Safety culture is a combination of the attitudes, values and perceptions that influence how something is actually done in the workplace, rather than how it should be done. Poor safety culture has contributed to many major incidents and personal injuries, and can be just as influential on safety outcomes as an organisation's safety management system itself.
Undertaking safety culture improvements shows your commitment to the wellbeing of your staff but also offers measurable benefits:
· Accelerated safety culture improvement
· Reduced accident and injury rates
· Increased employee productivity
· Better workplace morale and staff retention
· Improved organisational reputation
· Greater competitive edge
Moderated by Capt. Panos Stavrakakis PhD, Head of the Organizational Health and Wellbeing, HSE Science and Research Centre, panellists include Phil Moss, Marine Superintendent DPA CSO, Bibby Marine Ltd, Pav Hart-Premkumar, Human Element Policy Specialist, Maritime & Coastguard Agency, Jennifer Webster MSc, CPsychol, AFBPsS, HSE Science and Research Centre.
Capt. Panos Stavrakakis PhD, Head of the Organizational Health and Wellbeing, HSE Science and Research Centre
Panos is the Head for Organizational Health & Wellbeing Centre, Health & Safety Executive Science and Research Centre. Panos works with world class scientists to use their scientific expertise and regulatory insight to address a range of occupational risks. Panos served the Hellenic Navy from 1989 to 2011 as a Naval Engineer Officer. He is a Chartered Marine Engineer, Fellow of IMarEST and member of IMarEST Technical Leadership Board, and Human Element Working Group. He holds a degree in Marine Engineering, a Masters in Health Emergencies Management, a MBA and a PhD in Chemical Engineering.
Phil Moss, Marine Superintendent DPA CSO, Bibby Marine Ltd
Phil Moss CMIOSH is a Master Mariner whose career began as deck rating, progressing to deck officer on tankers, mainly, but also Ro-Ro ferries, Dive Support Vessels and dredgers. He also spent seven years in the offshore oil and gas industry in the control room of a North Sea FPSO before making the move ashore to manage the QHSE aspects of a fleet of high-end seismic research, and offshore construction vessels.
Following another seagoing period as charterer’s QHSE coordinator, he is currently Marine Superintendent and DPA for a small but growing fleet of purpose-built Service Operation Vessels, and several floating accommodation barges.
Pav Hart-Premkumar, Human Element Policy Specialist, Maritime & Coastguard Agency
Pav works within the MCA with the aim of developing a common understanding of the human element & its influence on the safety and operational performance of commercial shipping. Most recently the focus of this work has been on Seafarer wellbeing and its effects on safety and performance. Specifically, applying an integrated approach to improve standards of seafarer wellbeing that begins with basic awareness training and expands to include interventions at management and organisational levels.
Jennifer Webster MSc, CPsychol, AFBPsS, HSE Science and Research Centre
Jennifer works for the science and research arm of the Health and Safety Executive, who are the Government regulator for occupational health and safety in the UK. Jennifer is an Occupational Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She has worked with numerous organisations in different parts of the world to help them measure and understand the safety climate in their business as a starting point to develop a strong safety culture.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in contact with Priya Birk.