Safety First: Local programs take off

Too many serious accidents took safety to the very top of the agenda at DFDS, and despite the coronavirus situation, the Safety First program was launched in April.

Campaign posters, online meetings, a safety booklet and a safety survey were among the many initiatives, and now local programs are being kicked-off.

Images from local kick-offs on vessels, terminals and warehouses have been sent to the Safety First inbox, and we have gathered all the great images in a short video.

“You will probably notice how the King Seaways crew were touched by a presentation that Captain Ingimar Tór Thomsen held about the incident on the vessel Seatruck Progress. Two of the King Seaways crew members knew the officer involved in the tragic accident,” says Michael Stig.

Next steps

Jesper Hartvig Nielsen says: “We have now completed the safety reporting tool which keeps track of accidents for shore side. The safety reporting tool for the ship side was already in place.”

“More initiatives will be launched from our side. The results from the safety surveys are still being processed, and we hope to have all done and ready shortly, so we can move forward with the findings from the surveys. Once again a big thank you to all of you who took the time to participate in the survey.”

“We would also like to thank all the local managements and staff for their high commitment in the program. Without their big help and involvement we cannot succeed. And as always, please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions, input or ideas,” Michael adds.

You can contact the Safety First program team on

August 26, 2020