UK Chamber finalist for safety award

The UK Chamber of Shipping was a finalist for the prestigious ‘Excellence in Safety & Training’ award at the annual Lloyd’s List Europe Awards for their Safety Culture Charter but ultimately lost out to UK P&I

The Chamber developed the Safety Culture Charter to promote  a positive Safety Culture within their member organisations. Leading from the top down, the aim of the Charter is to reduce the number of accidents and incidents at sea. The Charter was officially launched by Shipping Minister Nusrat Ghani during London International Shipping week.

Speaking after the award ceremony, Fena Boyle, who led on the development of the Charter said:

“We were absolutely delighted to have been finalist for this award against very strong nominees who have done some great work in this field. We congratulate UK P&I for winning.

“The aim of this Charter is to reduce the number of accidents and incidents at sea. We have 25 adopters, representing nearly 100,000 seafarers and this Charter is the first time the UK shipping industry has worked together to improve safety culture – not just safety, but the culture underlying it.”

The Charter was developed after one of the Chamber’s Safety Culture Seminars. It was realised there was a need for a united commitment from the shipping industry’s leadership to help improve the safety culture for those working in the industry.

Every year many hundreds of seafarers are killed or seriously injured due to the dangerous nature of their work. Improvements in safety will take leadership, collective responsibility and all of the industry working collaboratively together as one. This charter is a demonstrable step towards that goal, driving continuous improvement of safety culture across the maritime industry.

For more information about the Charter please contact Fena Boyle.