Being one of the company corporate
values, safety takes a significant part
of daily operations.
UltraSafe is a safety programme specifically designed to anchor safety within our culture. It is a global programme with shared safety processes, behaviours, tools and methods and its aim is to create a safety culture which everyone trusts; resilient and strong. The key is trust in each other’s commitment and accountability, while contributing with passion and integrity.
The safety programme has been implemented over the past years across all Ultranav’s businesses with special focus on all shipmanagement activities and it has implicated changes in our procedures, measurements and goals both at sea and ashore.
The process develops in three stages:
— DIALOGUE about the results and improvement opportunities are conducted among crew on board and between ship/shore.
— Specific DEVELOPMENT actions are defined, planned and executed on board to improve the safety conditions.
The Safety I’s is a proven concept that constitutes the foundation for a strong safety culture:
Seek and share knowledge and understanding of all safety-related matters at all times.
Strive for continuous improvement, go beyond compliance and reach for excellence.
Use your Influence to inspire your colleagues with good safety manners and to create an open and trusting atmosphere.
Be the backup for your colleagues and intervene whenever you see unsafe conditions and acts.
Integrate safety in all work processes, plans and activities.
Safety performance indicators
There were no fatalities, nor total or partial disabilities due to accidents in our crews in 2021. The safety performance of our fleets is monitored with the Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF), with separate KPIs for the shipping fleet and the tug fleet. It is rewarding to note continued progress in the measured indexes during 2021.
The Major Oceanic Fleet showed a continued improvement of the LTIF indicator which decreased to 1.10 compared to 1.20 in 2020.
The LTIF from the tug fleet has been improving since 2018 and has decreased to 1.46 compared to 1.84 in 2019. Unfortunately the tug fleet did not evolve in the same direction during 2021 and broke the improving trend shown in the previous two years. The LTIF of 2.25 was mainly affected by an incident of a tug attending an emergency call under challenging weather conditions.
Ultranav will continue to put safety first and have a strong focus on safety performance, a task assumed jointly by our seagoing and shore-based staff.