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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Insights Of Safety Practices In The Shipping Industry – A Qualitative Assessment

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AUTHOR(S)

Veluplay G.K., Tsimplis M.N., Shenoi R.A., Abdul Rahman, N.S.F.

 

KEYWORDS

HFACS, Human error, Human factor, Ship accidents, MAIB, Accident reports, Interviews.

 

ABSTRACT

This paper assesses the insights of safety practices in the shipping industry using secondary data from shipping accident report from MAIB and primary evidence from responses to interviews on safety practice completed by ten shipping personnel (shipping company managers and seafarers). Human Factor Analysis and Classification System (HFACS) framework has been used to analyse the reports to identify the root causes of accidents and group them into four levels of human error. NVivo was used to group the responses from the interviews into relevant themes based on safety practice aspects. Based on the HFACS framework, human error from Level 1-unsafe acts and Level 2-preconditions for unsafe acts has been identified as the most accident contributed factors. Based on the interviews, six themes of safety practice have been identified as most contributed aspects towards an improved on-board safety culture.

 

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