Training and risk identification

Working at sea places high demands on officers and ratings on board. In addition to comprehensive international regulations, there are also strict internal requirements and routines for ensuring safety on board.

To ensure that quality, environmental and safety demands are met, we provide continuous skills development. The training activities are both general and specially adapted for a specific vessel. 

Behaviour Based Safety

Systematic risk identification is the most important component of continuous improvement of safety on board. As part of the daily routines, all crew members on Concordia Maritime’s vessels spend time studying how procedures and movement patterns are adhered to. The reporting is based on a standardised model (Behaviour Based Safety). The observations are compiled into reports, which are then distributed to all vessels in the fleet.

The systematic safety work is clearly reflected in the number of injuries and LTIFs, with Concordia Maritime for many years being significantly lower than the industry average.

Two workplace incidents during 2020

During the year, there were two workplace incidents resulting in the individual employee being unable to return to a work shift on the following day (lost time injury). In one case, some grating on Stena Provence gave way, causing a crew member to fall and sustain injuries. The crew member was later given a clean bill of health. In the other case, a Stena Premium crew member sustained a hand injury while cleaning a lathe in the workshop.

During the year, there were no work-related injuries requiring treatment by healthcare personnel (medical treatment case). However, one incident resulted in restrictions in the performance of scheduled work (restricted work case). The incident involved a crew member on board Stena Perros who sustained an injury from a tool.

There were three incidents resulting in damage to property during the year. The damage affected included a small hole in a ballast tank when a sandblasting machine started unintentionally while a vessel was in drydock.

One incident classified as a restricted work case occurred during the year and three incidents were classified as high potential near misses.