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'Walking the talk': how companies succeed in managing risk at sea

Sampson, Helen ORCID:, Ellis, Neil ORCID: and Bailey, Nicholas J. ORCID: 2013. 'Walking the talk': how companies succeed in managing risk at sea. Presented at: SIRC Symposium 2013, Cardiff, UK, 3-4 July 2013. Seafarers International Research Centre Symposium Proceedings (2013). SIRC Symposium 3-4 July. Cardiff: Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC), pp. 25-37.

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This paper draws upon research about risk and risk management conducted with the support of The Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust1. The wider research was large in scale comprising the analysis of over 2,300 questionnaires and a range of data relating to maritime incidents. In addition the study incorporated a detailed analysis of five case study companies. It is this latter element of the research which forms the basis for this paper which considers the differences in perceptions between shore-based, and ship-based, staff working for ship operators in relation to risk management. The paper explores the means of communication utilised for the transmission of data and ideas about safety and risk management both to, and from, management. It then goes on to consider why it is that despite considerable efforts to write and to talk about safety and risk management, many companies are unsuccessful in encouraging their sea-staff to believe that safety is a genuine company priority and therefore to adhere closely to company policy in relation to safety management.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Publisher: Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC)
ISBN: 1900174464
Funders: The Lloyd's Register Educational Trust
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2024 20:38

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