Safety Maturity Assessment
Safety Performance is mostly measured in “Lost Time Incidents Frequency” (LTIF) by using statistics about the number of incidents. However, this measurement does not tell us much about the actual safety performance. A long period of no-accidents or incidents is not necessarily equal to strong safety performance. Assessing the safety maturity (performance) is done by investigating the key day-to-day work processes, behaviour (both ship and shore) and the extent to which these are encouraged by direction and leadership, and further supported by effective organisational capacity and supporting means.
Measuring the safety maturity and culture also provides companies with a view on the leading indicators of the safety performance which can serve as on-going metrics for preventive factors that affect safety.