Australian Research on Human Aspects of Maritime Safety

MarineLink.com
Monday, July 22, 2013

A world leading collaborative research project between the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), the University of Queensland and the University of Western Australia will investigate the safety culture of shipping operations over a three-year period.

AMSA, and UQ have obtained a linkage grant through the Australian Research Council (ARC) to examine the predictors and outcomes of safety culture in the Australian maritime industry.

Ship Safety Division general manager Allan Schwartz said the findings from the project would be used to improve safety policies, regulations and practices that aim to reduce the number of accidents and incidents in Australian waters.

“This project will make a significant contribution to progress maritime safety in general by providing a better understanding of the issues surrounding safety culture in the industry,” Mr Schwartz said. “Current research into safety culture of the transport industry has predominantly examined the aviation domain. Comparatively, little work has been done in the maritime domain, with only a handful of studies of maritime safety culture done internationally.”

Further research is needed to investigate the influence of safety culture on behaviour in order to develop effective and evidence based recommendations for training programs, work design, procedures, policies and regulations.

The project will be undertaken through UQ’s School of Psychology, supported by AMSA’s Human Factors section in the Ship Operations and Qualifications area.

“This research will increase skills in relation to maritime safety culture and develop expertise in this area,” Mr Schwartz added.

The ARC has allocated $271,385 through the Linkage Projects scheme to support the project from 2013- 2016, which is also funded by AMSA.

Projects supported by the ARC are considered to advance Australia’s economic, social and cultural benefits.

www.amsa.gov.au/media

Maritime Reporter September 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Asia-Euro Box Rates Jump 88 pct

Shipping freight rates for transporting containers from ports in Asia to Northern Europe jumped 88.2 percent to $1,312 per 20-foot container (TEU) in the week ended on Friday,

Seaspan Receives 5th 10K TEU Boxship

Seaspan Corporation announced yesterday that it accepted delivery of a 10000 TEU containership, the MOL Brightness.   The new containership, which was constructed

MHI to Change Name of Group Company

Effective November 1 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) will change the name of its group company in Singapore from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering & Services Private Ltd.

Education/Training

Class NK Eyes Singapore Renewable Energy Facility

ClassNK has launched a feasibility study for a new marine renewable energy testing facility to be built in Singapore.   The announcement was made at the 2014

WTO Publishes Annual Package of Trade and Tariff Data

The WTO released on 28 October 2014 new editions of its key statistical publications: International Trade Statistics, Trade Profiles, World Tariff Profiles and Services Profiles.

Wallem Adds Three Ship Simulators in Ukraine

The Wallem Maritime Training Center in Odessa, Ukraine added three training simulators: bridge simulator (Transas NT-PRO 5000 5.25), engine room simulator (Transas Techsim 5000 8.

Maritime Safety

Libyan Government: Ports, Oil Fields Safe

Libyan oil ports and fields are safe and under government control, the country's interior minister said on Friday after visting the eastern Brega port. "This

Somali Pirates free Indian Sailors after 4 Years

Somali pirates have freed seven Indian sailors detained for close to four years in exchange for an undisclosed ransom, Somali officials and a maritime monitoring group said on Friday.

USCG Cutter Diligence Returns

The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returned to Wilmington following a 45-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea. While on patrol, Diligence served as the

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Naval Architecture Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1805 sec (6 req/sec)