Safety needs an update

Getting from safe to safer requires a different approach; one which addresses the underlying conditions for human error and helps avoid accidents proactively.

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Costly accidents

People are still injured and killed at sea - with an average cost of circa 20.000 USD per incident.


Limitations of compliance

Bureaucracy and a focus on behavioral control have taken us this far, but, on their own, will not take us any further.


Untapped resources

Seafarers are sources of vast knowledge about daily risks and how to avoid them. Improving safety further will rely heavily on their input.


Beyond Human Error

Human error has traditionally been seen as the cause of most accidents. But recent work in the field of safety science provides strong evidence that looking solely at the mistakes people make will not help us become safer.

Beyond Human Error

Where do accidents come from?

What frameworks such as Safety I & II make clear is that human error is rather a symptom of messy and ever changing interactions between humans, technology and organizations - not a cause of accidents.

Where do accidents come from?

How can Human Error be prevented?

Addressing human error itself will not take us any further, because the conditions that helped create it will be left untouched. Instead, gaining a deeper understanding of these underlying conditions is the key to progress in safety improvement and accident prevention.

How can Human Error be prevented?

Improving the underlying conditions

A deeper understanding of challenges onboard enables us to create more impactful safety initiatives but it does require us to learn from the messy contexts of everyday work. Tapping into this across an entire workforce is very challenging. We are developing Scoutbase to make this easier.

Improving the underlying conditions

Organizations of tomorrow

Bringing people’s experiences and knowledge to the forefront helps build resilient organizations that are capable of monitoring and reacting to the risk of today, while anticipating the risk of tomorrow.

Organizations of tomorrow

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Scoutbase combines cutting edge safety science, design thinking and IT to deliver a new generation of safety tools for the maritime and offshore industries.


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