Safety at the forefront of seafarer wellbeing

Safety at the forefront of seafarer wellbeing

Celebrating the Day of the Seafarer

Recognising the high-risk environment that their officers and crew work in, AMSOL launched a six week safety campaign earlier this month in support of the International Day of the Seafarer which is celebrated annually on 25 June.

AMSOL’s Chief Executive Officer Dan Ngakane believes a robust safety culture is built on good communication, mindfulness of the wellbeing of colleagues and a commitment to continuous improvement.

“We’re proud of the safety leaders across our business who remind their colleagues about the value of their lives to loved ones at home and the importance of focusing on the task at hand,” he said.

Wellbeing is a key focus at AMSOL and, in addition to the services of a social worker across our sites, offices and vessels, the company offers employees and their family’s full access to an Employee Wellness Service which provides support on a range of matters that impact employee wellbeing.

TheInternational ‘Day of the Seafarer’ prompts the industry to reflect on the invaluable contributions that seafarers make to keep the economy moving. This year's global campaign focuses on ensuring a safer workplace at sea.

“With safety of people at the heart of AMSOL, it is a good opportunity to connect with the hundreds of seafarers working across our fleet in the region and to raise the importance of wellbeing and peer support,” says Ngakane.

To engage seafarers in this important discussion, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has encouraged them to share their best safety tips as part of a social media campaign with the hashtag #SafetyTipsAtSea.

Whether it's about the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) they wear or the advice they give each other onboard, these insights are vital for building a culture of safety and increasing awareness of the risks seafarers face.

“As we celebrate the Day of the Seafarer today at events in Cape Town, Durban and Gqeberha, we honour the commitment of AMSOL seafarers to start each day and each task with fresh eyes. Working in challenging conditions, these men and women go the extra mile to deliver a professional service to our clients.

“Together, through shared knowledge, collaboration and a commitment to looking out for one another, we can create a safer and more supportive maritime industry.”


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