The Deadly Dozen – 12 Significant Human Factors in Maritime Safety
The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) issued a guidance note raising awareness of twelve of the most common people related factors the Deadly Dozen that can affect maritime safety, along with suggested mitigating actions available to companies, masters, and seafarers. For more information, click here to download MGN 520(M)
- A consistently occurring factor throughout almost all accidents, incidents and errors is the human element – people’s ability and capability to deal effectively and safely with the complexity, difficulty, pressures and workload of their daily tasks, not only in emergency situations but also during routine operations.
- The majority of these accidents, incidents and errors are potentially avoidable if peoples’ understanding, actions and behaviour were…
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