NINA arrives on board Dockwise ships

A two day NINA training was held on board all Dockwise ships. All crew members learned how to implement the NINA Values & Rules into their daily work. After the kick-off by Senior Management, the participants talked about their own experiences, shared proud moments and their concerns. What did participants and management think of these sessions? An impression follows.

Naveen Sharma (Deputy Fleet Manager) attended several training sessions.
“WE HAVE TO KEEP THE BALL ROLLING.”
“A training environment like this is unique as it involves Senior Management visiting a vessel in conjunction with actual training. Normally we send out safety guidelines by email, but now there is real contact. It feels good to be able to say to the crew: ‘you have a key role to play when it comes to safety’. It was good to hear everybody talking about safety during the training session and to witness junior staff come up with a lot of good ideas. Now we have to keep the ball rolling!”

Jan Wolter Oosterhuis, Area Manager Asia Pacific Offshore Energy, attended the training on board the Transshelf.
“IT IS GOOD THAT PEOPLE FELT FREE TO SPEAK THEIR MIND.”
“In my kick-off talk I showed pictures of incidents I was (in) directly involved with. In this way, I wanted to make the (young) crew aware of the impact of such incidents. Personal experiences make ‘safety’ less abstract. During the training session the lower ranks indicated that they found it difficult to raise the subject with the officers on board. During my next visit I will definitely address this. For now, I think it is good that they felt free to speak their mind.”

Aart van den Hoonaard (Project Manager) works within the Clair Ridge Project with the Triumph, Talisman, Transshelf and Mighty Servant 1.
“I DOUBT WHETHER MANY OF THE CREW WOULD APPROACH ME FOR NOT WEARING SAFETY GLASSES OVER MY REGULAR GLASSES ON BOARD, BUT THEY SHOULD ....”
“The skills you learn during the NINA training are useful for our project because the sting of it is in the communication between the different stakeholders, each having their own opinions and policies when it comes to safety. In the end, it is all about human contact, trust and knowing you are supported by higher management. This takes time. I doubt whether many of the crew would approach me for not wearing safety glasses over my regular glasses on board, but they should ....”

Aleksei Petrov, Master of Mighty Servant 1
“I SEE CREW MEMBERS STARTING TO THINK AHEAD OF THEIR ACTIONS.”
“We are happy that NINA comes without extra paperwork. NINA brings something new: I see crew members starting to think ahead of their actions. There is more awareness. During the training there was no hierarchy. Instead there was an open atmosphere which enabled people to discuss anything. I think that that is the key: talking about safety has to come naturally. It is about seeing new possibilities and passing your experiences on to your colleagues and others.”

Viktor Voloshin, Bosun on Transshelf.
“NINA MAKES PEOPLE UNDERSTAND WHAT SAFETY IS REALLY ABOUT.”
“The added value of the NINA training is that it brings safety from the paper to each person on the ship. I see how NINA makes people understand what safety is really about. What it comes down to is trusting that everyone on board cares for your safety as you care for theirs.”