Safety Culture

Members only
  • Published: 1 Jun 2017
  • Last updated: 14 Sep 2017
  • Start date: 22 Sep 2017
  • End date: 24 Sep 2017
  • Start time: 10 a.m.
  • End time: noon


The Safety Culture Event will be an important event in the continuing Safety Culture initiative at the Chamber. We are encouraging members to join us for a intense 3 day workshop to learn, share best practice and inspire future work to create an industry standard document.

There will be keynote speeches and case studies from the MAIB, Rail Standards and Safety Board and UK Civil Aviation Authority, as well as the opportunity to feed in your own experiences and issues. 

The aim is to produce 4 key deliverables which will be collated to develop a series of chamber documents highlighting best practice and identify future work streams.

  • The first deliverable will be to collect data and benchmark – what can we do now and what is more aspirational. 
  • The other three are all inter-related safety culture issues (safety leadership, operational safety and crew safety in terms of facilitating interventions, up, down and across the crew) for which the aim is to produce a matrix for each of best practice drawn from all those attending. 

Saga has most kindly offered one of their vessels as the venue.  The cost of attendance will be £50(+VAT) per head that includes a cabin, all meals and wine with dinner.  All other expenses will have to be met by the individual. 

Maximum 100 persons so do book early if you wish to attend.

This is designed for safety managers and leaders including CEOs.  It is requested that those attending be prepared to share best practice and lessons learned from their own company. 

Ticket sales have now ended - if you would like further information on this event please contact Jenny Atkinson

Outline programme (exact timings and details to be confirmed nearer the date):

Friday 22 September - Greenock 
10.00 meet at Greenock Terminal for embarkation. 

Introduction and plenary session.  

Key note speeches : 

- Steve Clinch, Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents, Marine Accident Investigation Branch.

Steve will be setting the scene and setting out why our industry needs to improve, drawing on examples to underline some of the areas of greatest concern from his point of view. 

- John Abbott, Senior Leader, Rail Standards and Safety Board

John will be covering views from other industries - specifically covering the culture in their industries, how they promote reporting and a just culture and how they have driven down accidents. They will also discuss what barriers existed to open reporting and how that was overcome.

Saturday 23 September – at sea 

Four sessions (max 2 hours each)

- The first of the four themes to be discussed is data collection/benchmarking – what can we do now and what is more aspirational.

- The other three workshops are all inter-related safety culture issues – safety leadership, operational safety and crew safety in terms of facilitating interventions, up, down and across the crew.   

The four facilitators will be; John Barton - Shell Shipping, James Pomeroy - Lloyds Register, John Dunn - Maersk and Barry Smith - Wightlink.

The Chamber is drawing up papers for all four of these which will set out the questions that are being asked and the specific areas that we wish to explore.  These will be circulated to attendees prior to the event.  

Sunday 24 September - Southampton 
Concluding remarks to draw together the outcomes of the sessions

Berth Southampton, disembark between 11am and 12 noon.   

Passports and travel insurance is required

Dress code: 
Day - Casual
Ladies: Casual dress or trousers.
Gentlemen: Chinos or trousers with collared t-shirt or shirt. No jeans or shorts allowed.

Evening (from 18.00 onwards) - Smart Casual
Ladies: Casual dress or trousers.
Gentlemen: Open-neck shirt and smart casual trousers. No jeans, T-shirts or shorts allowed.

If you have any questions regarding this event, or have trouble viewing the above booking form, please contact Jenny Atkinson