North P&I Club and Green-Jakobsen in conjunction have developed a safety self-assessment tool, which North has now launched to its members to help them assess and improve their safety performance.
The tool is called SCORA (Safety Culture Organisational Assessment tool) and is an easy to use online survey targeted office staff and Top4 on board. It focuses on the organisational safety processes and produces a confidential report that provides an overview of an organisation’s safety capacity in five key safety areas. It is a good basis for identifying and prioritising improvement areas to ensure an effective use of resources.
Completing the survey periodically provides an indicator of progress over time and the effectiveness of implemented improvements. Several North clients have already started using SCORA.
The survey phase of Green-Jakobsen's product, Safety Delta, - comprising three phases: Diagnose (including survey and report), Dialogue and Development (including an onboard learning library) - has been the foundation for developing SCORA. CEO, Erik Green says: “Our significant experience from Safety Delta made it obvious for us to work with North on developing SCORA. On top of that we can be a competent partner for the companies in their development efforts.”
Colin Gillespie, North’s Director of Loss Prevention says: “The nature of safety management seems to be changing. There is a growing realization that a systems based approach to safety is no longer enough. Companies are reassessing their approach to safety, looking for areas where they can improve and working harder on the human element. A SCORA assessment supports members in all these activities.”
Source: Green Jakobsen