Safety management in the maritime sector
A study related to incident reporting
Seafaring is considered as an occupation associated with high-risk. Within such industries, systematic safety management is seen as a mean to mitigate risk and hazard. In the maritime industry, the International Safety Management Code (ISM Code) requires shipping companies to establish its own safety management system (SMS).
According to the ISM code, the SMS should include procedures ensuring that non-conformities, accidents and hazardous situations are reported to the company, investigated and analyzed with the objective of improving safety.
Incident reporting systems are widely considered to be effective tools for learning from incidents. The aim of this PhD study is to identify factors that may affect the learning outcomes of this process.