At the annual Seatrade Cruise Global 2016 conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, classification society DNV GL introduced a new form of reporting that revolutionizes survey reporting for fleet managers.
The newly structured report defines safety barriers and trends, utilizing DNV GL's extensive experience with barrier management in the offshore oil and gas industry.
In collaboration with a major cruise line, DNV GL successfully implemented the new barrier management reporting programme. Survey data from 23 cruise ships was included in the pilot programme.
The test enabled the project partners to identify and present high-impact risk control measures more efficiently than ever before. This allowed the customer to easily measure the effectiveness of risk-control actions.
“At DNV GL, we are always looking for ways we can help our customers standardize their operations for greater efficiency and safety,” says Paal Johansen, Vice President and Regional Director of Division Americas at DNV GL – Maritime.
Paal added: “This new barrier management reporting system has emerged from cross-industry research and development that is continually taking place at DNV GL and will help our customers make the most of the data they are already generating. This pilot programme is an excellent example of how working together with our key customers can help to create more value from their data, without adding complexity or additional processes.”
DNV GL’s new reporting programme sorts each finding according to a system of safety barriers and then classifies each finding with a severity rating. It uses a colour coding scheme that illustrates the degree to which a finding impacts a safety barrier’s functionality.