North P&I Club launches safety culture organisational assessment tool


North P&I Club has launched a self-assessment tool to help its Members assess and improve their safety performance.

Developed in conjunction with leading safety consultancy Green-Jakobsen, the Safety Culture Organisational Assessment tool (SCORA) gives Members the opportunity to measure their organisational capacity for safety both on board and ashore.

Simon MacLeod, Deputy Director (Loss Prevention) said: “SCORA is an easy to use online survey. It produces a confidential report that provides an overview of an organisation’s safety capacity in five key safety areas. The SCORA report provides a foundation for discussions around safety improvements. By identifying and prioritising areas for improvement, owners and operators can focus their resources more effectively. Completing the survey periodically provides an indicator of progress over time and the effectiveness of implemented improvements.”

SCORA is part of North’s Safety Management 2.0 initiative. Colin Gillespie, North’s Director of Loss Prevention said: “The nature of safety management seems to be changing. There is a growing realisation that a systems based approach to safety is no longer enough. Organisations 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.”

SCORA is free for North’s Members. Non-Members can access the tool for a fee.