Top management should be committed to SMS to ensure success

The Safety Management System (SMS) of a company plays a crucial role for the safety of the seafarers and the avoidance of any potential accidents; Yet, non-commitment from top management positions lead to seafarers doubting the SMS, often resulting to accidents.

Gard states that top management’s commitment when it comes to safety, should be more than signatures on policies and procedures. This means that top management parties must have the right attitude and motivation towards the company’s SMS.

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