New shipping company network discusses work environment

Closer cooperation with the Swedish Transport Agency and exchange of experience. This is what the person taking the initiative to start a new network for shipping companies is hoping for.
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Closer cooperation with the Swedish Transport Agency and exchange of experience. This is what the person taking the initiative to start a new network for shipping companies is hoping for.

In the middle of May, 17 representatives from 10 different shipping companies in SEA’s (Swedish Shipowner’s Employer Association) premises in Göteborg met to discuss work environment issues. Anette Wugk from TT-line, who is one of those who took the initiative for the network, is satisfied with the meeting.
– It was the first tentative attempt, but I think that it could work really well. The idea is that we help each other instead of sitting alone and each of us reinventing the wheel, she says.
There were many speakers invited to the first meeting: Representatives of the Transport Group and the Swedish Shipowners’ Employers Association, a postgraduate student from Chalmers who talked about profitability in the context of work environment measures, the Chief Executive of the Swedish Mercantile Marine Foundation who encouraged proposals for how seamen’s inventions in the work environment area could be distributed, and a representative from the Swedish Transport Agency. The latter will always send a representative to the network meetings.
– We would like to have closer co-operation with the agency. We want them to inform us about what is going on so that we can arrange for wider margins instead of being failed after inspections. Working in a more preventive way is one of our goals, says Anette Wugk.

Do you want to know more about the network or enrol for the next meeting?
Contact Eva Ohlsson at SEA:
eva.ohlsson[a]transportgruppen.se or 031-62 95 25.

The next meeting, which is planned for the end of November or the beginning of December, will also include workshops for the exchange of experience. The network plans to meet once or twice a year in Göteborg.
– Some years have more activities in the work environment area and other years have less. We will adapt the frequency of our meetings to this variation, says Anette Wugk.
Linda Sundgren

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