Standard Safety provides details of developments which affect the shipping industry and information about the LP department’s activities and how members may benefit from them. It is the main means for the LP team to get its message to the members and the wider industry as a whole.
In this section you can view and download Standard Safety publications. To search previous years, please use the quick links on the right.
Standard Safety: Seafarer Wellbeing, October 2018
Over the last couple of years, the club has been working on a variety of projects related to seafarer wellbeing, culminating in this special edition.
Seafarer wellbeing is a holistic concept combining physical, mental and social wellbeing, and our mix of articles reflects this.
Standard Safety, July 2018
It has been over 30 years since the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster. In that time, many of the safety issues faced on board ships have remained constant, some have improved, and some new risks have emerged. In this edition of Standard Safety we reflect on certain pressing issues faced by members of the club, reflecting the emerging risks or demonstrating a new way to tackle an old problem.
Standard Safety, better box booking, March 2018
This edition of Standard Safety approaches the well publicised issue of misdeclared container cargo incidents from a new perspective. The Standard Club’s analysis of past misdeclared dangerous cargo incidents shows that the container booking process needs to be reviewed and tightened. This guide sets out the findings from our analysis and what measures ship operators can put in place to safeguard their ships, reputation and crew.
In this section you can view and download Industry Expertise handouts which are educational articles produced by the Loss Prevention team.
Importance of navigational risk reviews, May 2020
Over the last ten years, there has been a general increase in the number of claims that relate to the broad description of navigational incidents. These include groundings, collisions and contacts with fixed and floating objects (FFO). We believe that significant numbers of major, headline-generating navigational incidents can be prevented by effective navigational risk reviews (audits) which assess how the actual navigation of the ship is conducted. This article discusses the importance of these audits and how this practise should be approached.