Welcome from John Wright (Managing Director)

Introduction

Captain John Wright

Captain John Wright

Welcome to WrightWay’s first newsletter. We trust you enjoy our first steps into sharing with you what we are doing in the world of Human Factor (Resource Management) training and in helping companies in their quest to achieve a world-class safety culture. In later editions we will explore some of the ways people are benefiting from Human Factors training and discuss where the marine industry is headed as it implements the Manila amendments to the STCW Convention and Code, which come into force in January next year. We will also look at how the oil industry can learn the lessons of Macondo (the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico) from the Human Factors perspective.

These are exciting times for WrightWay and we have come a long way since we began trading in 1996. However, having trained hundreds of people and helped several large corporations to pursue a world-class safety culture, our simple business objective remains unchanged; we wish to help companies to send all of their employees home in one piece every day! In so doing it is always a pleasure to note that as well as changing people’s lives, enhanced business efficiency and bottom line profitability are direct consequences of the culture change they achieve.

In this newsletter Captain Simon Flitch writes about how the Canadian Steamship Lines in Montreal Canada is harnessing the power of its people to achieve real workforce involvement in its quest for world-class safety standards. Mr. Peter Gibb writes about an exciting event that took place in Human Factors training and Captain Bob Hubble sets out what we are doing in the context of the changed Standards in Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW).

If you have ideas on what you would like to see included in our newsletter, then we are all ears! In the meantime I hope you enjoy this first edition.

 

Testimonials

Executive training in Human Factors and Accident Investigation, Risk Assessment, Bridge Resource Management… has brought real attitude change and situational awareness of where we are as organizations and […]
Mike Corrigan & Jacqueline Miller, BC Ferries & BCFMWU

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Safety management: saving money as well as lives Boardroom engagement and morale-boosting workforce empowerment is crucial to a safer working environment – and good for the botto »

Mark Collins, CEO of BC Ferries, speaking after he had received at the Du Point biannual DuPont Safety Award at this year’s World Congress for Safety and Health […] »

In 2014, Canship Ugland Ltd entered into discussions with WrightWay Training Ltd (WWL) to explore options to provide Leadership and Management training to our Ships’ Officers »

WrightWay (WWL) has been assisting Irish Ferries through its appointed ship management company, Matrix Ship Management, from March 2012 to date. In this time WWL has delivered Huma »

In 2007, British Columbia Ferry Services Inc. and the BC Ferry and Marine Workers’ Union (BCFMWU) embarked on a journey towards creating a world-class safety management syste »

One Day Conference on Friday 21st November 2014 at HQS Wellington, Embankment, London Click here for a PDF with more information. Venue: HQS Wellington Temple Stairs Victoria Emban »

Maritime Professional – Part II – Talking With the Experts About Maritime Safety Culture – What is it And How to Improve It Read the full article here. »

Maritime Professional – Talking With the Experts About Maritime Safety Culture – What is it And How to Improve It? Read the full article here. »

The Manila Conference of last year examined a number of revisions to SCTW, not least of which was a notable shift in emphasis, in placing Crew Resource Management […] »

Could it also be the most productive thing you will ever do for your business? Although reduced in number in recent years, with seamen still being injured and […] »

By combining HELM training with workforce involvement and ownership, one company avoided $7.5million in direct health & safety related costs and a further $30 million in operat »

ADPC the master developer of ports and industrial zones, recently held the internationally approved management level training course on Human Element, Leadership and Management (HE »

News Article from Maritime Training Issues: Summary Can a vessel operator completely reshape its safety culture? At BC Ferries time loss injuries have been cut in half. Serious [&h »

“BC Ferries began working with WrightWay Training and Force Technology (WrightForce) approximately six years ago with the formulation of the joint-Union/Management initiative »

BC Ferries began working with WrightWay Training and Force Technology (WrightForce) approximately six years ago with the formulation of the joint-Union/Management initiative called »

Leading international training and safety consultancy, WrightWay, was awarded the prestigious IHS Safety At Sea Training Award at the annual awards gala, held onboard HMS Belfast, »

Dear John I am writing to thank you and Bob for your interesting and thought provoking presentation at HEAG 13. You brought a wealth of experience from both […] »

Manila Amendments and their effects on Human Factors training The Manila Amendments to STCW are being phased into the certification structure over the next few years, with full [&h »

WrightWay has been conducting Human Factor (Resource Management) courses for 15 years, with up to 27 courses per year.  For all of those years all the courses had […] »

A Safety Partnership Open, honest and constructive discussions between Canada Steamship Lines, CSL, crews, office personnel and management took place this past winter.  The object »

Introduction Welcome to WrightWay’s first newsletter. We trust you enjoy our first steps into sharing with you what we are doing in the world of Human Factor (Resource […] »

Fantastic news from BC Ferries, and a ringing endorsement for the “SailSafe” programme from the Auditor General. Click on the image to read the President and CEO of [&h »

Wrightway announce Open Course course which is accessible to self sponsored delegates or for companies who only require a few places in March 2012. To find out more […] »

CSL and V Ships are pleased to announce the launching of a joint safety initiative called ‘SafePartners’. Together in 2012 and beyond, we will raise the bar still [&hel »

Simulators aid management development A suggestion for the provision of state of the art full mission marine simulators for training both leadership teams and Boards of Directors A »

Update of successes and expectations at BC Ferries SailSafe is the collaborative workforce engagement programme with WrightWay as a key partner Chief Operating Officer, BC Ferries »

SailSafe Achievements – Success through safety Outstanding success in pioneering collaborative venture with leading Canadian shipping company BC Ferries operational memorandu »

The H Factor Human Factors and Behavioural Safety are vital components of a companies business strategy as described in this article published by Shipping & Marine magazine Cli »

WrightWay Training opens its doors to the trade Exclusive, hands-on simulator training sessions are being offered by leading international training and safety consultants WrightWay »

To train or not to train your staff? International training and safety consultants, WrightWay is emphasising the critical importance of workforce training despite the economic down »

An Inconvenient Truth The relationship of complacency and human behaviour in accident prevention A discussion article by John Wright examining the concept of complacency in acciden »

Is complacency to blame? Identifying the root cause is essential to prevent regular recurrences Discussion on the use of correct terminology in apportioning causes Following the pu »

Workforce engagement – A template for success BC Ferries is one of the largest, most sophisticated ferry transportation systems in the world, with, up to 47 ports of [&hellip »