DNV GL enables tailor-made safety reporting with latest release
Shipping companies are increasingly gathering information from the fleet in order to improve their operations and safety performance. Without easy–to-use and data smart systems potential insights and improvements may be lost. Time-consuming reporting to various stakeholders may reduce focus on other important tasks. The latest release of ShipManager includes the Safety Management Reporting module with a new and flexible user interface, increasing efficiency and optimizing processes to improve safety at sea. “Many shipping companies are using one standard form for all types of safety management reporting, which usually does not provide optimal flexibility, oversight and efficiency,” says Rune Lyngaas, Head of Product Management, Maritime Software. Paris MOU statistics show that there were 1,797 recorded deficiencies related to the ISM (International Safety Management) code in 2015. Furthermore, there was an increase of detainable ISM deficiencies compared with 2014. This proves there is a need for improved safety culture and data smart QHSE solutions to reduce the risk of incidents, accidents and costly delays. The Safety Management Reporting module in ShipManager QHSE allows users to take control of the reporting process with customizable forms and streamlined processes. The module supports improved efficiency, minimizes the need for costly onboard training and allows effective follow-up of improvements. It also provides flexibility and ease of use with a revamped and highly intuitive user interface. “With this new version the crew only sees what is relevant for each specific report, by allowing customers to tailor-make each form according to their specific needs,” says Lyngaas. It is built on the same technology as the recently released Risk Manager module, and takes user-friendliness one step further. “The new look and feel of the Safety Management Reporting Module demonstrates the direction we are going with the entire ShipManager Suite. This is just the beginning,” says Lyngaas. The improvements and features in the ShipManager 2.2.2 release have been developed based on input from the rapidly growing user community to improve the usability and effectiveness of the system. Some of the latest completed and ongoing implementations of ShipManager include the fleets of Wah Kwong, Pacific Basin, UASC, Ahrenkiel Steamship and Maersk Line.