Bent Björn-Nielsen was on hand to receive this year’s San award, which he and colleague Anders Ekberg were awarded. Both award winners work on board Viking Line’s ship Viking Cinderella. Annika Nordin, San’s chairman, presented the prize.

This year’s SAN prize goes to a successful duo who, through long-term and determined work, have managed to turn around a rather difficult personnel situation on the ship where they both work into something positive and forward-looking.

The two of them have regularly sorted out issues that were important to the ship’s crew and created a more modern approach to health and safety on board. Among other things they have introduced a systematic approach to urgent issues in the ship’s safety committee with action plans, measures and follow-up work.

One of the prize winners’ managers also underlined their “incredible ability” to create good relations between the union and the company’s shore-based organization, which in the long run makes things easier for all onboard employees.

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