Be safe on land

Consistent and coherent data will help improve safety at DFDS. New Health & Safety reporting process for land-based locations kicked off today.

Our business is a high-risk one, and we put great efforts into thinking safety first. All locations monitor Health & Safety, but our current reporting on this for the Group does not include land-based ones. This increases the risk of incomplete external reporting and means that keeping track of issues and sharing ways of improving safety across the Group is less efficient than it should be.

This is about to change. This morning, we kicked off the new health and safety reporting system for land-based reporting colleagues. From now on, they will enter the data that they already have into a system where data from all other locations is collected, too.

”We already have a strong Health & Safety culture in many of our high-risk locations like vessels, terminals and warehouses. This will not change any of this. We just needed a way of collecting, reporting, and consolidating all Health & Safety data, to be able to identify issues that should be addressed across the Group and consequently provide the right care for colleagues in all locations,” says CSR Director Sofie Hebeltoft.

There has been continuous alignment and collaboration with the Safety First project, which focuses on incident reporting via smart phones and QR codes.


What we know we can deal with

This is not about adding a lot of extra work, it merely means collecting and reporting a few local data points on a monthly basis. The aim is to have all 2020 data so far gathered, aggregated and analysed in the system by the end of September. “This means that we get a full overview of all our locations and can start looking into what works, what doesn’t and where we can improve. That wasn’t possible before,” Sofie says. “It’s important that everyone at DFDS, wherever they are, is safe at work, and this will help us achieve and improve that.”

September 15, 2020